Cath and Ian’s travels

Sunday, 30th September

Awoke for first time in Barmouth. Breakfast here is served between 830 am and 915 am which seems a little unusual.

We were on the go straight after and heading for Conwy to see the famous castle.

It was about 100ks north from here and we drove through the fantastic Snowdonia region. Up and down hilly country, passing slate quarries and lots of straggly sheep. Very few straight roads in this part of the world and many sections where the road was only wide enough for one car so a few hairy reversing events to get passed oncoming cars and TRUCKS.

We arrived in Conwy around 1130am and found the castle which wasn’t hard as it dominates the town.

Good news was that this weekend it was free entry . Bad news was everybody knew that and it was packed with hundreds of visitors.

The castle is huge and we understand the most intact and accessible structure of its type in the UK. It was built by the English to keep those Welsh people in order 😊.

We explored it from top to bottom together with a huge city perimeter wall that went for ever. The knees were aching after climbing so many steps and ramps.

I loved the way that more recent buildings ( only a few hundred years old) had been adjoined to the the ancient castle and city walls.

We had fish and chips on the adjoining fishing docks once again fighting off monster sea gulls.

Drove back to Barmouth arriving around 4pm after a great day of exploring the old world. More tomorrow we hope.

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