North WalesSeptember 15, 2017 in the United Kingdom
The small snippets I see of the UK make me want to come back and stay awhile longer so I can take it all in and have time to walk around and experience each of the places. Today's drive was amazing so many great, unexpected surprises. We left Stratford-Upon-Avon headed north west to Llangollen, in North Wales we walked along the River Dee and around the village before heading through the mountains taking the Pass of Llanberis. The scenery from Betws-y-Coed to Brynrefail was magnificent. The water from the mountains was tumbling down in rivulets and small waterfalls gushing into the growing river that was bursting at its banks and escaping into the green sodden pastures. The sheep and cows were peacefully ignorant of the rain and chewing at the lush green grass. As we wind through the Pass you have a stunning view of the mountains that have crumbled away to form large land slips made up of enormous boulders. Then the hillsides change again, now the mountains are scarred, purple and black the result of slate mining. We find ourselves at the village of Llanberis at the foothill of Snowden Mountain. Snowden Mountain another area to stay and explore.
From here we travel on to Caernarfon Castle on the West Coast of Wales near Anglesey. We visited the Castle, which saw the investiture of Prince Charles to the Crown back in 1969. As we were so close we had to visit the town with the longest name in Wales, Llanfairpwllgwyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogoch. Then a quick reminiscent visit for Mim to Ruthin Castle which today is a British Hotel. Then finally onto Wrexham, Wales for our overnight stay.Read more