The Grand Ash

Gloddaeth St, Llandudno, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales, LL30 2DB, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Llandudno

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

Some days, the public transport system is not all that user=friendly. Luckily, this is the exception, rather than the rule. Today, to move to Wales, we were scheduled to take 3 trains and a bus.
(We wondered at the bus part, because there IS a train station at Porthmadog. More on that later.) The first train performed well (pat pat). The second train was to get us to our connection with just 6 minutes to spare. It ended up running 18 minutes ...

North Wales, 4-7 Aug 2014

A travel blog entry by mcloughlin on Aug 11, 2014

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... 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

... 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 ...

Heat, More Castles and Anglesey‏

A travel blog entry by mandyandcharlie on Jul 23, 2014

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... the town, before heading further up the coast to explore more of the island.
Tonight's Britstop is a very nice hotel/inn, where we have parked under a tree to get out of the heat and enjoyed a couple of quiet drinks. The bar opened at 6.30, and the boys were in such a hurry to get there (i.e. they couldn't wait for Jo and me) that by the time we got there, they had ordered 2 pints of Strongbow, thinking it was ...

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This hotel, located on Gloddaeth St, Llandudno, is near Great Orme, Conwy Castle, Welsh Mountain Zoo, and Rhos on Sea Golf Club.
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