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... me, this is a sad castle because it had such great potential to be perfect for its purpose and yet never got to prove itself.
It is known as the history teacher's fantasy castle with its 13th century classic proportions and perfect symmetry - sigh!
An aside: We had forgotten how strong and dedicated the Welsh people are to their own Welsh language. Here, most signs are in English and Welsh with Welsh being first. You hear ...
... saw us walking down the hill, took pity on us - asked where we were going - knew the couple here well, loaded us into his car and drove us right here. We NEVER would have found it!!!
The little town is actually quite nice and we are looking forward to our 4 days of activity here.
We should sleep well tonite. Ha Ha!!
Oh, yes - the train station: There is work being done on a couple of miles of track - ergo, no train into this town. ...
... Portmerion is now run by a charitable trust and, presumably, they don’t have enough money to preserve it properly.
For those old enough to remember, the TV series "The Prisoner", with Patrick McGoohan, was filmed at Portmerion. Interestingly, William Ellis was educated at Oundle School – we were in Oundle before going to North Wales!
Our second day was spent in Conwy, a medieval walled town with a castle built by King Edward I ...
... 2 inches in height), we thought we’d go to visit Mount Snowden. We were yet undecided about whether we’d walk up the mountain or take the train. By the time we got there, however, I was beginning to fade. Driving on small, winding roads with no shoulder and only about 1.5 lanes is a taxing endeavour even when well rested. When we saw the cost of parking we were further put off and decided to take the ...
... military stronghold, a seat of government and a royal palace, and the last link in his 'Iron Ring'. It was also the place where Charles was invested as Prince of Wales in 1969.
After lunch we crossed the Britannia Bridge onto the Isle of Anglesey, and drove around some of its 120+ miles of glorious craggy coastline. The landscape here is a bit flatter than the rugged hills of Snowdonia, and the rolling hills are home ...