We're off on our hollybobs in a week or so and I'm looking for things that shouldn't be missed in North Wales. I've never been there before so it's quite exciting. What should we do and see?
Posted by Anne on May 27, 2006 11:25 AM | Filed under: Travel
If you get as far south as Aberystwyth there is a lovely little funicular with a cafe at the top .. great view and a nice cup of tea.
May 27, 2006 07:20 PM
A funicular *and* a cafe - that sounds ideal. Thanks!
May 27, 2006 08:57 PM
All manner of wonder s in North Wales. Portmerion, the amazing village where The Prisoner was made. Angelsey and the longest name of a village anywhere. Llandudno is supposed to be nice but we havent made it that far yet. Rhyl's pretty dull really but just up the coast where the river meets the sea is a lovely duney beach and a lighthouse at Point of Ayr on the Dee.
May 27, 2006 10:54 PM
Brilliant, thanks Michael. We're definitely going to Portmeirion and Anglesey sounds nice. I'll report back on Llandudno.
May 27, 2006 11:04 PM
So I would say Betws-Y-Coed, but maybe a bit too touristy for you - although a beautiful place, or you could hit the Llewyn peninsular around Aberdaron - which in itself is a beautiful little village, You might want to go to Llewyn as this is where Anthony Hopkins made a film that was based on one of the literary classics of the 19th Century. Can't remember which one but the film was forgettable which is why I have forgotten it but the scenery wasn't which is why I remember it. Although best avoid Pwchelli and Nefyn. Head up along the coastline where there are tons of villages dotted along the peninsular. Anywhere along the A5/ A55 is probably too touristy (including Betws and Capel Curig) you could also consider mid-Wales. Dolgellau area, perhaps?
May 28, 2006 02:22 PM
Thanks Simon. I can't believe there's so much to see in such a small area. We'll do our best to fit it all in.
May 29, 2006 08:43 PM
I would definitely recommend a trip to Comwy, with it's cute little bay and the smallest house in Great Britain! See here:
Also, there's a fish and chip shop with a secret entrance by the bay.
All in all a lovely place.
David Eckersall |
May 31, 2006 10:49 AM
Thanks David. I can't wait now!
June 1, 2006 11:07 PM
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