Category Archives: Wales

112. Aberconwy House – 26/4/2017

Conwy is not a big town so it didn’t take long to walk from the bridge up to Aberconwy House, which is on the corner of High Street and Castle Street. Apart from the castle and the church, it is … Continue reading

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111. Conwy Suspension Bridge – 26/4/2017

After a beautiful walk around Bodnant Gardens, we headed back up to Conwy, which is a lovely old walled town, with a castle dating back to Edward I’s reign in the 13th century, a bustling quay and a multitude of coffee … Continue reading

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110. Bodnant Garden – 26/4/2017

I have just worked my way through Bodnant Garden’s 64-page guidebook, which gives you an idea of how much there was to see. Located on hillsides sloping down (sometimes fairly sharply) to the River Hiraethlyn, it has a huge variety … Continue reading

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109. Plas Newydd – 25/4/2017

Plas Newydd (plass no-with) is the only National Trust property on Anglesey so we had a day off from crossing the Britannia Bridge back to the mainland. We couldn’t get away from the bridge completely, though, as it is very … Continue reading

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108. Plas yn Rhiw – 24/4/2017

Plas yn Rhiw is pronounced ‘plass-in-rheeoo’ with the ‘h’ also pronounced in the last word if you can master that kind of Welsh tongue twister!). It was built in 1634 and remodelled in 1820 and while it is certainly not … Continue reading

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107. Porth y Swnt – 24/4/2017

Porth y Swnt (porth-ee-sunt, which translates as ‘gateway to the sound’) is very different from any other property I have visited so far and I wasn’t even sure whether to include it on my list as it is simply an … Continue reading

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106. Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant – 23/4/2017

I promised pronunciation guides for some of the Welsh language names this week and I imagine this one might stump a lot of folks east of the border. I can’t really do it justice with a basic explanation as it … Continue reading

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