Friday, January 6, 2012

C2S Travels: North Wales

I have friends who love to travel and in moments of spontaneity, a destination will be decided. That sets the wheels in motion and before you know it, the date, transport and accommodation are sorted.

This time, we decided to head and explore North Wales.

Located in Conwy is the smallest house in Great Britain. It was built in the 16th century and was lived in until 1900. The last inhabitant was a fisherman who was six feet and three inches tall.

We also had to drop by to what is the longest name in Wales,
"Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch". It is quite a mouthful just trying to pronounce it. We tried a few times quite unsuccessfully.

This is known as The Ugly House although it looked beautiful to me. It seems that in the past, he who built a house between sunset and sunrise with the whole walls, roof and chimney am able to claim the freehold. It was rumoured that two outlaw brothers set about building this house made of stone.

Try to take some hikes and walks which we did and we were rewarded with lush greens and streaming waters.

Head to Caernarfon where a castle greets you. Climb up its towers and you get exquisite coastal views.

No trip is complete without a ride up to Snowdonia.


Along the travels, we had to fuel ourselves and we found ourselves making a pit stop at the Fisherman's chip shop in Conwy where the fish and chips were decent.

For dinner, we dropped by at Castell in Caernarfon. It's a great place to chill and hang out. The vibe and service were their stronger points.

Soup with Bread £4.50

Welsh black fillet steak £19.95

 Bara Bryth butter pudding,  Penderyn ice cream £5.5


It was a great weekend in North Wales.


1. Click here for information on the Snowdon Railway Ride. Adult return is £25


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