Sunday, 28 March 2010

Visit to Wales

As it was my Birthday on Friday I treated myself to having a day off work! Because the weather was quite good we decided to have a day in Wales. We ended up on the coast in the town of Conwy, famous for its castle. I haven't been around the castle since I was at school so it brought back quite a few memories. Here's a bit of history for you! The castle was constructed by Edward I between 1283 and 1289 and in the photo above you can see the town of Conwy which is enclosed inside the town walls which are guarded by 22 towers.
The main castle has eight huge towers making it a World Heritage site

The castle towers with the Conwy estuary in the background.

The Welsh flag flying.

A very deep dungeon!

The castle has a very intimidating presence and towers over the little town of Conwy.

Conwy estuary.

A good breezy place to hang the washing!

This tiny house stands on the quayside front and is said to be the smallest house in Britain at just 6 x 10 feet! It has two rooms and was once lived in by a 6 foot fisherman, Robert Jones who was too tall to stand up in the rooms!
Hope you all have a good week.
Susie X


  1. Hello Susie

    What a lovely looking place. I can't believe that I have never spent time visiting Wales. I have only driven through it once on my way to Shropshire a few years ago.

    I like visiting historical places, it looks right up my street. Love the tiny little red house!

    One seeing your photos Alan said he wouldn't mind going going there too.

    Have a lovely weekend (what's left of it!)
    Take care
    Isabelle x

  2. The castle is awesome...and SO old!! And what a pretty town along the sea. I love pictures like this. I also love the little house. The poor guy probably had a permanent crook in his neck!!

    Glad you had a nice day! :-)


  3. What a lovely trip - I love the castle. I wish we had castles over here in the US - I'll have to be happy visiting them with you. Wonderful photos.

  4. Belated Happy Birthday Susie!! What a fascinating tour of that castle. While I have been to England many times, I have yet to visit Wales. Thank you for a lovely tour. That tiny house makes my own little cottage look huge! I wish you many more years of happiness, good health and time enjoyed with family and friends!

    Susan and Bentley

  5. What a spectacular castle! When we stayed in Wales a few years ago we visited Harlech Castle and then had a walk on the huge sandy beach.It was incredibly windy and we..and the dog..nearly got blown away!
    Many Happy Belated Birthday wishes.

    Bellaboo :0)

  6. That castle is fabulous! xxx

  7. What great pictures and the 'smallest house' brings back loads of memories of my teens spent holidaying in North Wales. We visited the little house, but I was so small then it still seemed quite big to me :)

  8. it is such a lovely place-nice tea rooms too!

  9. Happy belated birthday!!! What a lovely place to visit, I love castles & that tiny house is amazing! xxx

  10. Happy Belated Birthday my darling. What a nice way to celebrate. I wish you good health, endless happiness and loads of wealth my luv. Wishing you a week full of blessings.

    Love & Hugs

  11. Happy belated Birthday!!
    And thanks for these pictures.
    I was to Conwy years ago while visiting the north of Wales (Caernarfon, Colwyn Bay, Chester and Conwy) and I visited its Castle and the Smallest House in Britain, too.
    I´ve enjoyed this post very much because it has reminded me of my British summer.
    Best wishes, Belén!

  12. what a beautiful place! xxx

  13. Happy belated birthday, it looks like you had a wonderful day!
    Truly a magnificent castle!
    I've enjoyed this beautiful tour of Conway
    I love to see these photos, thank you for sharing!

  14. I have only been to Conwy once and cannot remember much about it, I will have to put Wales on my "visit" list for this year. Hope you had a good birthday. xxx

  15. I'm very sorry Susie, as I missed this post and your birthday, anyway hope you had a great day. That house looks very funny compared to your height!
    Wishing you and your nice family a very happy Easter! xxx

  16. Another late arrival to your post - belated birthday greetings. Isn't Conwy Castle wonderful? I love it:) Have a super Easter weekend:)

  17. Susie darling popped in to wish you and your family a joyous and blessed Easter.

    Love & Hugs

  18. Wow! What a beautiful old castle.Love the surrounding as well as it looks green and peaceful . We don't have any castle in our country! Thanks for sharing the photos. I feel like I have just visited Wales!

  19. Happy Birthday Susie! Sorry I am so late! Happy Easter too!

    I loved Matt Smith and really enjoyed the new Dr. Who episode, it looked so filmic and felt so new and just right, hooray! How about you?

    Sarah x