Swallow Falls Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSwallow Falls Hotel Betws-y-Coed
Has a lovely stay very clean and welcoming, and was like a home away from home for my mom what with the goats just outside.
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... it “not for the faint-hearted”!
We also visited Aberconwy House, a 14th Century merchant's house, and spent some time walking along the quay and along the river. One of the buildings on the quay measures only 3.05m high by 1.8m wide and is the smallest house in Britain. There are 3 bridges across the river – a railway bridge, a modern road bridge and a suspension bridge built by Thomas Telford in 1826. Conwy is a very interesting ...
... of it, arriving well before noon to tour the very large castle built by Edward I. A royal castle, only three kings ever stayed there: Edward I, his son Edward II, and Richard II (great-grandson of Edward II). The signs posted around were well done, though I wish there’d been more of them.
After a walk around the town and happening upon the smallest house in Britain (dimensions: 10 x 5.9ft in floor area and ...
... area, vegetated with heather and bracken and grazing Welsh Mountain sheep which are generally hardier and smaller than the other breeds. We drove to Lake Vyrnwy which is a reservoir supplying water for Liverpool. We have been here before, but had dinner here at the Tavern. Graham had lamb shanks and I had a traditional Welsh lamb stew called "cawl".