On our second to last house trip we spent the day in Wales. After a three hour coach ride we spent the first half of the day in Llandudno, which is said klan-dud-no. In Wales, double 'L's are pronounced as a 'k' 'l' sound. I know… strange right?
In Llandudno we started at the top of the Great Orme which is a beautiful natural feature that is not as big as a mountain but bigger than a hill and is by the coast. I'm 98% sure you would call it a coastal highland but I'm just gonna call it beautiful! We started at the top of the Great Orme and worked our way down stopping along the way to talk about the wildlife around the area as well as go over a couple poems about the Welsh countryside. It was an absolutely beautiful day for it, sunny and everything. The trail down the hill led to the pier and it was great to see so many people out and about.
Fun fact, in the Agatha Christie novel I am reading, and happened to be reading on the coach ride there and back, it mentioned Llandudno and I was really excited!!
After that, we headed to Conwy where we had a quick picnic in the sun then went to the castle. I can easily say that this is by far my favorite castle! Usually it requires A LOT of imagination to picture a castle back in its prime because there is not much left of it. The one in Conwy however, is still very intact. The outer wall as well as most of the main room walls still stand. There are also giant towers that you can climb and get a great view of the city on the bay. As I mentioned, and as you can see in the photos, it was a beautiful day and therefore an amazing view.
As well as the castle being mostly intact, the original city wall is mostly standing. There is a section of it that kind of ends right at the water, but for the most part you can walk around the top of the original boarder. I have been watching a lot of "Game of Thrones" lately so this was all pretty exciting for me.
It was a great way to spend my Saturday. I, like so many others, am coming up to the dreaded finals exam time of university and definitely have my fair share of studying and paper writing ahead of me, but sometimes you just need a day away. This happened to be the perfect time and place to do it!