Princes Arms Hotel

Trefriw, Conwy County, North Wales, Wales, LL27 0JP, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Trefriw

The most technically perfect, medieval castle.....

A travel blog entry by sueron on Aug 12, 2014

1 comment, 3 photos

... 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 ...

Warning

A travel blog entry by sueron on Aug 11, 2014

3 comments

... 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. ...

North Wales, 4-7 Aug 2014

A travel blog entry by mcloughlin on Aug 11, 2014

22 photos

... between 1283 and 1289. He built it as a defence against the Welsh who were resisting his invasion. The town walls are over three quarters of a mile long with 22 towers. The castle is a world heritage site and, whilst it’s partly a ruin, enough has survived to make for an interesting visit. Edward’s soldiers must have been very fit and fearless though – there were lots of steep, narrow steps leading up to the battlements – the ...

Conwy and Snowden

A travel blog entry by summersabroad on Aug 09, 2014

... around the mountain. Though one day we’d like to climb it, we did get some lovely views on the drive – even pulling over several times to let me have a look and snap some photos.

Another long winding drive got us back to our yurt, though we’ve been enjoying our audio book on sustainable food culture, so we’re not precisely sorry for the length of time in the car. A brief nap, and we were ...

Horse Drawn Canal Trip

A travel blog entry by barbo on Aug 06, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

After lunch, Gwynne and Eleri took us to Llangollen to take a horse drawn boat ride through the Llangollen Canal. It was a very serene leisurely ride through the Welsh countryside. Llangollen was a bustling town where the International Eisteddfod is held each year. I would like to come back to ride across the Pontcysylite Aqueduct which was opened ...

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This hotel, located in Trefriw, is near Swallow Falls, Gwydir Castle, and Plas-y-Brenin Mountain Centre.
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