Caroline (crystalcazzie) wrote,
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Here's a Castle, There's a Castle

Hey, remember months ago back in that magical time when we were actually allowed to go places for fun and could spend time with people we didn't live with and I went on holiday to Wales? Well, I'm finally getting around to posting more of my pics from that trip:


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We start this leg of the trip in Caernarfon which, like pretty much everywhere in Wales, has a famous castle:

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It also has this statue of British Prime Minister David Lloyd George:

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He looks very angry. Probably cos seagulls keep shitting on his head.


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Caernarfon Castle flying some Welsh flags. In case you were worried we'd moved back into England by mistake.


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This is the place where the investiture of the Prince of Wales takes place. I was tempted to stand in the middle of it and ask if that makes me the Prince of Wales now. I'm neither Welsh nor a prince, but only the second of those things really matters.


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Oh, hi!


Following that we headed across the water to the island of Anglesey and the longest single word place name in Europe:

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Please don't ask me to say it.


Our night on the island was spent in Beaumaris which has, you've guessed it, a castle!

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An unfinished castle, to be fair. But still cool.


Beaumaris also has a gaol:

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Not a place I'd want to stay.


Our first night on Anglesey was grey and rainy. Fortunately the next morning brought much better weather and we drove out to take in a beach recommended by my guidebook:

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So pretty.


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Lighthouse!


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Bit cloudier, but still lovely.


We returned to the mainland to visit Aber Falls. While the Falls themselves were too far a hike to undertake in our limited time, we did take a little walk around the area.

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Obligatory close-up of a flower.


Aber Falls also has a distillery, and we wouldn't be us if we didn't pop in for a visit.

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The distillery has a giant metal dragon, which is also a barbecue, obviously.


Once I had various samples of Welsh gin inside me we headed further east to Conwy.

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I don't even need to tell you it has a castle, do I?


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Must be a pretty boring job.


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Bit more to this one than Beaumaris.


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And it comes with its own judgemental crow.


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Conwy also has a harbour:

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We headed down from the castle to wander through the town to the harbour...

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Where we found this:

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Britain's smallest house! We went in (one at a time) and it really is tiny!


We then left Conway and stopped off on our way for a quick stroll along a promenade:

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I think this is Colwyn Bay but I'm not certain. This is what happens when you post pics six months late!

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That's it for now. Next time join me as We Do Like to be Beside the Seaside in Llandudno!


Tags: photography, wales
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