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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Conwy » Llandudno April 1st 2019

We have left Llandudno and hopefully will return someday, God Willing. Loved the Promenade and people were generally friendly.... read more
Pipe Organ

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Conwy » Llandudno September 10th 2017

My feet could not just stay put on the ground. I had exciting discounts following my recent trips to both YHA (Youth Hostel Association) and National Express and so had a brilliant idea and booked 3 nights at Conwy YHA with return tickets from London for 90 GBP. I got up early and prepared egg sandwiches for tea. Brunch was fresh ham and cheese sandwiches for the bus! I arrived well in time at London Victoria Coach depot and got a good seat in the front of the bus. I got friendly with an Indian family who were spending their August bank holiday in Landudno sea resort in Wales. There was a black lady, sitting in front of me also who said that I must ride the Great Orme tram at Landudno. The weather was forecasted ... read more
River Conwy with boats
Walking on the walls of the Conwy castle
Conwy Castle

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Conwy June 1st 2017

Looked like being a good weather day so we headed up to the north coast. First stopped at the Point of Ayr to visit the RSPB reserve, the hide was well hidden & very little bird life out there. Carried on around the rather slow coast road to Colwyn Bay then down to Dalgarrog to do the "Tagic Disaster Area" walk including Llyn Eigiau & Coedty reservoirs (in Nov 1925 the Eigiau dam broke then so did the one at Coedty sending huge boulders towards the town. 16 people were killed, it would have been higher but most of the town were at the cinema - not sure what they were watching...). The valley of Llyn Eigiau was very very windy!! We then headed up to Llandudno & Great Orme Head where we ate fish & ... read more
Eigiau valley
Eigiau valley
Coedty reservoir

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Conwy » Llandudno October 5th 2016

Alex and I were joined by our friend Lynda for a couple of days at Llandudno. Its a lovely Victorian resort, although as Dad says, it faces north! We stayed in a hotel on the front, walked along the pier, explored the Great Orme, which is a great lump of limestone sticking out into the sea, oh, and found some caches, one of which was 15 meters from the car in the hotel car park!... read more
Lynda hunts a cache
conkers kept falling on our heads!
the River Conway

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Conwy » Llandudno July 22nd 2015

Wednesday 22 July 2015 After the excitement of the last few days we feel the need for a slow day and the weather agrees with us. Beginning with a delicious slow breakfast, we prepared for a wander around the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno on this drizzly morning. The wide main streets of the town were designed with great foresight to let in as much sun as possible. Together with substantial Victorian buildings, this provides a gracious backdrop to the comings and goings of locals and at this time of the year, holiday makers in large numbers. This town has another most important feature: many shop verandahs provide shelter from rain and perhaps from sun at times. In our experience shop verandahs are a scarce commodity in the countries we have visited, so thank you Llandudno. ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Conwy » Llandudno July 21st 2015

Tuesday 21 July 2015 This morning we part company with our daughter and son-in-law as we head northwest towards Snowdonia. This part of Wales has been on our list for some time, so after a delicious salmon and scrambled egg breakfast and farewells we set off with a sense of anticipation. Welsh weather this morning is a mix of cloud and a hint of sun, but no sign of rain so far. Very pleasant driving took us through farmland and woodland spread across rolling countryside. Villages appeared and disappeared behind us. Signs gave advance warning of delays in the town of Builth Wells. This wasn't too bad despite the crowds assembling for the Royal Welsh Show, on every day this week. We drove slowly past what is clearly a huge event spread out over several large ... read more
Cambrian Mountains

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Conwy » Llandudno June 3rd 2015

I recognize that this is only the beginning, but when I walk around Llandudno, I feel as if I am in a fairytale! Never have I seen so much perfect green grass, clear blue skies, and peacefulness. Tuesday I ventured out towards the neighborhoods and stumbled across one of the beaches. It was the middle of the day and no one was there. I hiked up a cliff that overlooked miles of water (and semi-blocked the 60mph winds) to sit in amazement. I fell in love with this view and stayed on the beach until the wind literally blew me away. Nanna and I went to all parts of the city where we saw many other eye-catching sights. We took a bus to Conwy Castle and climbed up each tower and through each secret passageway, a ... read more
Llandudno Pier
Abbey's Daisies
Prince Edward Square

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Conwy » Llandudno June 1st 2015

It's been a long 2.5 days for my Nanna and me! This is a three part post so brace yourself. Part 1: A drunk - Sitting quietly in our seats aboard American Airlines, a man stumbling through the seats appears next to us. It is a steady flight yet he can't stand on his own two feet. The flight attendants try and guide him back to his seat, meanwhile, he has no idea what was going on and attempts to utter words. Not even ten minutes later, Nanna and I are trapped at the back of the plane due to the drink cart blocking the isle. Then, drunk man spit on some passengers and tries to walk around once again which put the head flight attendant in a complete uproar. Nanna and I decided this was ... read more
Dublin City Centre

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Conwy » Betws-y-Coed April 7th 2015

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Conwy July 25th 2014

Chester was such a picturesque town with Medieval walls and a 14th century cathedral. We took pictures of some of the shop signs b/c they were so unusual. This was the first trip to Wales for both of us & we saw how the locals are keeping their language alive. All of their street signs are in both English & Welsh. We finished the day @ Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in Conwy, Wales. They gave a cooking demonstration & the food was great. It's been unusually warm (85-95 degrees) everyday in the PM which is a heat wave for them. I forgot to mention the other day when we visited the Castletown House & when the owner, Penelope, was describing the portraits in the house she said, "those are just some of Giles' smelly rellies". We ... read more
Chester Cathedral

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