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: Caernarfon 

     We used the town of Caernarfon as our home base while exploring the hikes and castles of northern Wales. Because it was over the bank holiday, places booked up quickly and we ended up at the Premier Inn. It was reasonably priced and convenient to walk into town. I wouldn’t recommend the breakfast as…

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…