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... 8221; as the Prince of Wales at the castle.
We admired it from outside the walls, and then continued on to the day’s secret final destination.
Alan and Marion knew that Joyce admired a type of dinnerware known as Botanical Gardens by Portmeirion and that she has been accumulating pieces for 40 years. They had even arranged for a visit a few days earlier to a Portmeirion outlet store.
... parts and 360 views all the way from the Anglesey coast to the Clwydian Range are revealed.
There is no direct translation in English for the Welsh word 'Hiraeth' but here anyone can feel it. It seeps from every crag, is carried on the mountain breeze and pours from every stream. It speaks and your soul understands. That night we sleep well, knowing that you can travel the world but those mountains standing silently and patiently will always be ...
... and a digestive of cognac! Once we arrived in Frankfurt we thought we were pretty much home free, but alas no, another delay was our reward for returning home granted only 20 minutes but still. Finally we arrived in Manchester to be picked up by Matt's dad for a, relatively, quick drive to Wales to end the trek after 21 hours if travelling! Now we can settle in and enjoy a long bank-holiday weekend with Matt's family to finally ...
... which was built on the site of a Roman fort.
We then drove out to Bodnant Garden which is a National Trust 80 acre property of garden! Amazing gardens which are split into two parts, the terraced gardens and the informal lawns and we spent at least 2-3 hours there just walking around and the sun came out for a short time! They have 24 fulltime gardeners and 40 volunteers.
Another great day!
... 1400's but never taken by its attackers. The castle was listed by the National Heritage in 1987. It is also the location of the investiture of the Prince of Wales, the last being Prince Charles in 1971. Our final stop was at Nant Gwrtheyrn where we were to have a presentation about the history of the region and also a lesson in the Welsh language.