We visited the beautiful town of Beaumaris as we'd been in a local town and fancied visiting a town with some shops and places to look around. Driving into the town it looks like a historic place kind of like Lewes in East Sussex or possibly Padstow in Cornwall.
The previous places we'd visited in North Wales had so much to offer but this time we wanted gift shops, ice creams and to admire and enjoy a relaxing walk around a town. Read More
Whilst staying in North Wales we had plans to get out as much as possible and see a lot of different things. We have a soft spot for a castle or two...or rather I do.
We looked at all the ones local to Bangor and most places seemed to say that Penrhyn Castle is the best one around and the views are also stunning. Read More
When we stayed in Bangor in the summer we had planned a beach day and after looking online we found that Llandudno was the best around. This was a 20-minute drive for us and what grabbed us was that is had arcades, a town to visit and a beach. Read More
Before we arrived in Wales a few people had mentioned GreenWood and when we got to our hotel we saw a couple of leaflets and it reminded us that this was a place we need to visit. The best way to describe this place is a theme park that is in the forest. Read More
Pili Palas is a farm/animal family attraction which is located in Anglesey. We were based in Bangor so this was a short 15-minute drive for us, simply crossing the Menai Strait and you're pretty much there.
To describe it I'd call it a secret gem, we might have gone at a quiet time but it's really worth a visit and we loved it. We got there at 10 am so for the first 15 minutes we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Read More
On route to our weeks stay in North Wales we planned a stop off at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, this was midway between Stoke-on-Trent and our hotel.
As the name suggests this is high up in the mountains that surround Colwyn Bay and to get there you do feel like you are driving into the clouds. Narrow roads take you to the entrance gate and before you park up you have to pay the entrance fee to the staff in the wooden huts. Parking is free and plenty of it. Read More
Towards the beginning of 2015 we bought ourselves a family pass to National Trust and it was one of the best things we've done. We've tried to visit lots of different places that we wouldn't normally go to.
Just before Christmas (I think) we visited Wakehurst Place which is in West Sussex. Read More
Bank Holiday seems like ages ago but it was only last week...the week's weather was rubbish except for the Monday so we decided that that was the day for us to head out to a new National Trust place. The one we visited this time was one that is only 10 minutes down the road but a place we'd never visited before...Sheffield Park. Read More
For quite a while Aly has been wanting to visit a castle, after not getting the chance to visit one down in Cornwall we made sure that the first weekend back we headed over to Bodiam Castle which is about 40 minutes away from us. This also gave us the opportunity to use our new National Trust Membership. Read More