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    • Day 2

      Wales trip - day 2

      March 10, 2020 in Wales ⋅ 🌬 10 °C

      After a lovely cooked breakfast - thanks Angela - we had a quiet day in Chester and Wrexham. Weather was OK for most of the day, there was a little rain but only when we were driving. Phil bought some new shoes and a new sweatshirt. Chester was a nice place to wander around and we had a lovely pub lunch there. Stopped off at Wrexham the way back but it was quite run down to be honest - wouldn’t recommend going out of your way to visit. Tomorrow Snowdonia beckons, weather permitting.Read more

    • Day 1

      Getting there

      May 3, 2019 in Wales ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

      Got collected at 4:15 am, yes you read that right! 4:15 am .... the things we we do for travels.

      It being stupid o'clock, traffic was a breeze and the airport were fairly empty, we sped through security and settled in for the long trip to Wrexham. Our flight to Leeds was on time and uneventful, l as per usual I slept most of the way, the insomniac who sleeps like a baby on planes and trains with ease may I add... there is some irony in there somewhere.

      From the airport, we got a taxi to Leeds train station, then a train to Manchester where we changed train and headed to Chester and one last train change to get to Wrexham, (I did say we go to lengths for our travels).

      Once in Wrexham we walked around, it is a very pretty place and I could happily spend a couple of days here exploring, if we had the time, after quick bite to eat at the Crafty Dragon (don't ask) we made our way to the Hotel

      At the hotel:

      Catching up with everyone was great fun, the excitement for tomorrow's wedding can be felt by all and I don't think we have ever all been together at the same time before, at least not anytime that I could have been old enough to really remember.

      We had a lovely dinner, drank lots of gin and did NOT manage to have an early night ahead of tomorrow's wedding! Day one down let the holiday commence :)
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    • Day 4

      Bell Tower and Barge Day 1

      May 6, 2019 in Wales ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

      Early starts while on holiday should not be allowed, but alas early start it was; lots of packing and loading the car then set off for one last meet up with the Welsh clan.

      We met in front of St. Giles church and started the tour of the bell tower. 151 steps up a winding narrow flight of stairs at 10 am is a lot more of a work out than first expected but the views were worth it.

      Once back on lower ground we made our way to Norton to get our barge, since it was late afternoon we didn't have far to go, although, in barge world far is not exactly far, you could actually walk the distance just as fast, but that's the joy of barge holidays.

      We crossed Pontcysylte Aqueduct and a few bridges and tunnels including 2 that were 191 yards and 459 yards each! We stopped at lions Quay for dinner. Back on the barge we had a few gins and some family chatter down memory lane.
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    • Day 108

      Stop just before aqueduct

      August 1, 2016 in Wales ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

      Once through the mountains we stopped off at a small town about 20 minutes away from the aqueduct. This pleasant little village was a hive of activity even though it was Sunday. We had seen a steam train further along the river and this was it's station. I will try and get photos off google and put them in another footprint.Read more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Wrexham, Рексъм, Wrecsam, Ρέξαμ, ورکسام, רקסהאם, Ռեքսհեմ, レクサム, 렉섬, Wreksam, Reksamas, Рексем, 雷克斯漢姆

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