The Grapes Hotel

Maentwrog, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales, LL41 4HN, United Kingdom | Inn
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Travel Blogs from Maentwrog

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

... Williams-Ellis, between 1925 and 1975, on his own private peninsula on the coast of Snowdonia. He built it in the style of an Italian village and incorporated fragments of demolished buildings, including works by a number of other architects. A number of the statues etc were donated to Portmerion, including an impressive colonnade which came from Bristol and would otherwise have been demolished. It’s an interesting place but we thought it looked a bit ...

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 ...

The Beginning of the End

A travel blog entry by summersabroad on Aug 08, 2014

... swinging round clockwise, there’s the door, a small washing-up table, our bed, and then further along beginning at about 7 o’clock two camp chairs next to a pleasant coffee table. Outside, we’ve a table and chairs and a fire circle. We’re thinking tomorrow night we’ll have a camp fire. The overall effect is homely and charming, and instantly kindles in me the desire to own a yurt, providing we’ve the land for it ...

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