The Queen's Hotel

1 High Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales, LL41 3ES, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Blaenau Ffestiniog

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

A travel blog entry by sueron on Aug 12, 2014

1 comment, 3 photos

... on all.
This castle was begun in 1295, on the order of King Edward I, in reaction to a Welsh rising. Although work initially progressed rapidly, funds were eventually siphoned off tp deal with troubles in Scotland, and the castle was never completed.
The design is actually amazing and relatively foolproof. Walking around and climbing on the unfinished remains gives you great insight into the planning and reasoning behind the ...

Warning

A travel blog entry by sueron on Aug 11, 2014

3 comments

... us!) So we walked - VERY uphill (and Ron's two cases are VERY heavy). We went further than 1/2 mile, to no avail. There are NO addresses, per se, so we didn't even know if we were close. I left Ron on a bench and walked on another 1/4 of a mile. Nothing. We enlisted the help of a passing dogwalker - no joy. We called a local taxi company and the dispatch lady tried to tell us how to go -no joy. Finally, a man who had seen us walking up the hill ...

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

... dinner and a chance to find internet, as we’ve some things that need arranging back in the US prior to our arrival.

Tonight is rainy, meaning that there was no thought of making a camp fire. Ben did, however, start a fire in our little stove, which has taken some of the bite off the air inside the yurt. With a hot water bottle to curl up to, I think we’ll manage a better night’s sleep than ...

The Beginning of the End

A travel blog entry by summersabroad on Aug 08, 2014

... we stopped on the way to see a castle. It sits on a cliff edge and has a remarkably good view of the surrounds in all directions. Mostly a ruin now, it was still extensive enough to require some time to ramble around.

The views on the drive have been absolutely stunning (or at least, so Ben tells me – I only get glimpses when I’ve enough of a straight-away to look up from the road and on-coming traffic), and a good thing too ...

Location

This hotel, located on 1 High Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog, is near Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog Slate Mines, Dolwyddelan Castle, and Plas Brondanw Gardens.
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