Snowdonia (North Wales)
This is definitely a place where mythological creatures could live. From the awe-inspiring mountains to the majestic lakes, this is a magical place and I can see why the Welsh are so proud of their land. Absolutely Breath-taking. Jon and I will visit again and perhaps stay a bit longer next time. We also plan to trek up Mount Snowdon!
That week of mini adventures up to North West England & North Wales was a fruitful one. We discovered so many beautiful places nature has to offer. Before we spent a few days in Snowdonia we did stay in Blackpool with my relatives & enjoyed some wondrous day trips to Ingelton falls, White Scar Caves, The Yorkshire Dales as well a visiting Blackpool Zoo & enjoyed an evening watching “The Last Waltz” at the Winter Gardens, (you can check out the blog post to these places here). Snowdonia was the last place on our list of places towards the end of the week, we stayed for 2 days and we stopped over at Conway/Conway Castle, Betws-y-Coed, Swallow Falls, Llanberis Pass, Beddgelert, Caernarfon/Castle, Portmeirion, Ffestiniog & Bala.
As a couple Jon & I enjoy making most of a holiday, you will never find us wasting a day lounging about the hotel or pool. We usually get up early and already have the day planned with a small list of places we’d like to visit within the area. To save on money we make packed lunches (because we all know that beautiful holiday hot spots tend to have tourist areas that are over priced.) We try to find places out of reach from tourists, preferring to seek out wild terrains & soak up the culture by visiting where the locals live.
Seriously if you fancy a mini retreat please do visit the rolling wilderness of North Wales, the locals are lovely, the landscape is out of this world & you’ll feel so refreshed from all the stillness & quiet.
Visit Snowdonia : Everything you need to know when visiting Snowdonia
Beddgelert : One of my favourite places, a lovely little village in Snowdonia.
Trip Advisor page to the lovely B&B Lodge on the lake we stayed at: Glan-Y-Gro
We will definitely consider staying there again!
Glan-Y-Gro lodge gave us excellent Service. Tea and home made brownies ready for us on arrival! There is much to choose from for Breakfast and the quaint dining room overlooked the lake. The majority of their food & drink is locally sourced so you can enjoy a good wholesome breakfast, I chose organic yoghurt & pancakes, Jon had the full English breakfast.There is even a communal kitchenette to make a cup of tea or packed lunch for your day trips. The staff were exceptionally friendly & accommodating too.
We woke up at 6:30am to enjoy the milky-blue hues of Bala Lake before sunrise. This is the Lodge we stayed at, literally overlooked the lake and we had a balcony/sitting area to
savour the stunning views.
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