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  • Day148

    Castles, Caernarfon and Anglesey

    November 26, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Started the day off with sea views during our free brekkie.
    Then it was a stunning drive around Llandudno Orme which provided us with a beautiful rainbow.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Orme

    Next it was a drive by Conwy Castle- another masterpiece by my ancestor King Edward 1, this one intact and quite breathtaking.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conwy_Castle

    By now the weather was packing up which was a shame as we drove the 30 mins to Caernarfon.
    We had a damp but pleasant 2 hours in Caernarfon. One of the highlights being (apart from another Edward 1 castle) a walk to the Roman segontium- a fort built in 77-78 AD. K was less than impressed with the 2000yr old foundations ( she is getting harder to please!) but I enjoyed the historical attraction.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caernarfon

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segontium

    The sun came out as we left Caernarfon and drove 15 mins to our accommodation in Anglesey via a trip to Tesco for provisions. The Britannia Bridge over Menai Strait didn’t disappoint.
    We checked into our v cute White Lilac Cottage- 140yr old Stone walled v cosy accommodation which used to be part of the Bulls Inn.

    Excitedly I drove us to my favourite Anglesey beach- Newborough beach but when we got there at 3.30pm we discovered a £5 charge!!! WTF? It’s a beach!
    With only 30 mins of daylight left we decided to leave it until tmrw and hope we can get a dry spell in which to visit.
    Slightly disappointed we drive back to the cottage and enjoyed a v simple evening with dinner and TV.
    Tmrw it’s off to Bangor and back to the beach, and if time allows the last of Edwards castles- Beaumaris.
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