Tir y Coed Country House
Travel Blogs from Rowen
... looks like a castle/Hogwarts.
The upcoming week will just be orientation activities and
getting to know the English department. I am still unaware how many people are
going to be in the Arthurian program but have been told it could be between
4-12 students. I won't officially start classes until next week. I am absolutely
ready to get back into the swing of things. If life isn't too crazy I am going
to try and get a library job ...
With our group of study abroad students, we took a day trip to Conwy. Conwy is a medieval walled town in North Wales. On our way to the castle, there was a tent set up for an organization which rehabbed owls and falcons. We had the chance to pet the owls and Amanda got to hold a young baby owl. We explored the Conwy Castle which was built from 1283-1289. There were amazing views and we had ...
... Cheryl& I strolled along the waterfront then back to the magnificent castle. I'll let Cheryl add some more info on the walk through the castle.
They had souvenirs at the Castle shop that Cheryl could not pass up, an actual bow & arrow set made in Sherwood Forest. Despite being of timber, Cheryl will do her best to get this & a wooden sword back into Australia.
Left our rabbit warren of a hotel with no lifts & lots of stairs & small rooms. We had to lug our bags up and then down flights of stairs and you could easily get lost in the maze of corridors. The room was small with barely room to open our our bags. Although small it was nice to not have to step into a bath to have a shower.
left Stratford and drove to Wales. Morning tea stop was at Llandudno?. A lovely little town where the architecture ...
... to get a view of the castle and I also saw the new marina and some of the seaside outside of the town walls. Our tour guide had suggested we meet at a pub called the Black Boy for dinner which served traditional Welsh food but there was a one and a half hour wait for a table when we arrived so we went to a nearby Wetherspoons for a meal.
Our last two nights were spent in Cardiff but I will blog about those days on a separate ...