July 21, 2013

Llandudno and Conway ...

Hi Everybody,

By the time you read this post about the last few trips that we made we will be back home safe and sound after a wonderful week in Wales.

It has been the best weather we could have wished for and both of us are suntanned.

This was taken on the Promenade at Llandudno and I couldn't resist stopping to see a little of the Punch and Judy show.







It is years since I saw one of these and the kids loved it, shouting and cheering at the antics of the puppets.

After a delicious ice cream we took a trip up the top of the Great Orme.

The view from there was wonderful ... though a little hazy in the heat.

We drove up and it is very steep but we stopped to take photos of the tram that trundles people up to the top many times  each day.  There is also a Cable Car that runs up to the top.

Looking down the mountain we could see this church in the distance and on the way back down we stopped to visit this really old cemetery.

Now I know Castles may not be your thing but we decided to visit Conway Castle while we where so close.

We both love to visit them ... and the museums that are there for the taking.

Why could I not have been this interested in History when I was at school ???

So this picture was taken as we stood near the harbour where it seemed a little cooler.


This is yet another of those Castles built hundreds of years ago.



But just behind us as we took this photo was the Smallest House in Great Britain.

It was built purely to fill the gap that was left after a row of terraced cottage had been built.

The house is so small that there is really only room for one....and a steep stair takes you to the tiniest bedroom you could imagine.

The last person to live in here was a 6'3" fisherman and how he did it I cannot begin to guess.

Everything is so compact and would need to have it's own space to just be able ...  to be there.
Once the house became empty it was decided to keep it and research was done to make sure that it was the smallest house.

It is now listed in the Guinness Book Of Records as such, and the terraced houses that were to the right have long since been demolished.

There are others still attached to the right but they are very much bigger and all of them overlook the water.

So the next post will conclude the holiday as we headed for home again.

Hugs xx




2 comments:

  1. Your pictures are wonderful Christina and I am glad that you took us through all your trips along with yourself, It will be nice to have you back again. Safe journey on the way home. Hugs, Jen :-) xx

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  2. This is my stomping ground :) We live not far from Llandudno/Conwy etc and go on our motorbike whenever the fancy takes us. It makes you realise what a lovely country we live in, so much to see if you take the time to look.

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