Exploring Wales from coast to mountains.

We had a lovely day today exploring some of our favorite little places in Wales. I won’t waffle on too much as there are so many pictures to show you. Firstly we stopped off at Conwy (formerly known as Conway) which faces the town of Deganwy across the river Conwy on the North Wales coast. It is a delightful historical small walled market town which is dominated by its imposing large historical castle. It has a small working harbour and even though the town is quite small there is plenty to see and can often become very busy in high season. We managed to visit today when it was quiet so we got to appreciate it much more.

Conwy Harbour

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Conwy Harbour

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Conwy Castle

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This cheeky seagull was quite loving the camera

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After Conwy we headed inland by around 15 miles and stopped off at the popular small village of Betws-y-Coed. Which actually means “Prayer house in the wood”. It lies in the beautiful Snowdonia National park and is popular with hikers, walkers and mountain climbers. Like Conwy it is small and can become very busy in peak season so try to visit at quieter times to appreciate it to it’s fullest. It is a very pretty little village with lots of walks alongside the river Lugwy. We took some pictures of the water falls from the miners bridge there.

River Lugwy Betws-y-Coed

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River Lugwy Betws-y-Coed

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River Lugwy Betws-y-Coed

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Next we drove for only another 20 minutes or so until we reached an area just outside of Capel Curig and just before Bethesda still within the Snowdonia National Park. There the terrain becomes just breath taking and I don’t think that pictures can really captivate the natural beauty of these mountains and lakes. We did take some pictures as we were driving along but also did manage to stop to take a few more.

Between Capel Curig and Bethesda

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Between Capel Curig and Bethesda

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Between Capel Curig and Bethesda

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Between Capel Curig and Bethesda

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Between Capel Curig and Bethesda

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Between Capel Curig and Bethesda

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Between Capel Curig and Bethesda

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Between Capel Curig and Bethesda

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Between Capel Curig and Bethesda

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