July 19, 2013

Beaumaris Castle and ??? ...

Hi Everybody,

To continue our adventure around Wales I  have some more photos to share with you of some of the places that we have visited.

On our second day we  spent most of it on the pretty Island of Anglesey and one of the places we visited was Beaumaris Castle.

This castle is protected now but for many years it was allowed to simply stand.
 It is one of the many Castles built along the Welsh coastline by the English King Edward and is steeped in history.

I  like to take my time and read as I go along .... in fact I am like a talking brochure to Griff  as he films and I witter on about the places we are in.

We passed through a town that I dare you to try and pronounce ....

The local people call it LlanfairPG and that will do me as I can't get my tongue around it at all.

But here is the phonetic pronunciation of the long name .....
 .... and here is what it translates to.

Try it and see if you can say it .... Griff can,  but then he is Welsh through and through like a stick of rock.

Another fascinating place to visit was at the far end of Anglesey called South Stack.

There are thousands of breeding birds and the noise is so loud.

It was very busy and we walked down to the observatory where you can view the cliffs through telescopes.

They give you  a close up look of the different types of birds.

So after a busy day we head back to our cottage,  to sit on the patio  and sip a drink or two overlooking the Menai Straits and watch the sun go down.

More tomorrow ....

Hugs xx


  1. Beaumaris castle looks lovely - they knew how to build in those days!! Glad you're having such a good time, enjoy the remainder of your hols. Pat x

  2. Looks like you're having a fab time and such fantastic weather. It's about time we had the sun on our back. I'm with you on the pronunciation, you would have to write small to get the address on an envelope.

    Brenda x

  3. Christina,
    Glad you are enjoying your break. We visited Wales about 20 years ago and I am still trying without success to pronounce that particular place name. The countyside in that area is so beautiful, and the people so welcoming,I have very fond memories.
    Linda in County Durham

  4. What wonderful pictures Christina and it is so nice to have a bit of history along the way. I can say the town name .............. GOGOGOCH!!! I'm sorry my laptop isn't working and missed out the other letters. lol
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Hugs, Jen :-) xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  5. Hi Christina
    if you ever give up card making (Heaven Forbid!!!) you would make a perfect tour guide Loving your meanders in Wales xXx

  6. The photos are wonderful! Love to visit there sometime. We have been to Scotland, and to London, but need to see more of the countryside. Thank you for sharing your vacation with us! BethAnn M.


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