South England Road Trip Part 3: Ironbridge Gorge

After learning about Neolithic Britain on our first day in Bath, then spending our second day wandering the city, it was time to head back north. What could we use to break up 4 ish hour journey to Cumbria… a bridge and the site of the start of the industrial revolution of course! After our terrible experience…

South England Road Trip Part 2: Wandering through Bath

After a long day visiting the sites of prehistoric Britian, it was time to get a little more modern…working our way from the Romans to the modern day Baths in one of the UK’s most beautiful cities. After a leisurely breakfast, we started our day with the Mayor of Bath’s Guide tour.  It’s free, and…

North Wales Road Trip: Conwy

After visiting Beaumaris, Snowdonia and Caernarfon, we hit up Conwy, the most complete walled city and castle on our way back to England.  The castle was interesting and offered some (but not a ton) of information about the era and life in the castle.  Conwy Castle is one of Edward I’s fortresses to maintain control…

North Wales Roadtrip: Beaumaris

The second castle and town we visited on our Wales weekend was Beaumaris.  We had been using Caernarfon as our home base, (I posted about it Here )And headed out for a day trip.  The castle is another fortress built by Edward I to maintain power in Wales, and it was designed to be beautiful and perfectly…

North Wales: Climbing Snowdon

  Over the late May bank holiday, Lucas and I journeyed down to Wales for the long weekend. We spent Friday through Monday in Caernarfon touring castles, hiking and enjoying the warmish weather. On Saturday, fueled by Eccles cakes and bacon sandwiches, we set off to climb Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales.       We took…