Dydd da from Wales

Matea Pelko

Wales, also known as Cymru, is part of the UK where the population of sheep is four times greater than the population of humans. We did a road trip around the coast and it was great to meet all the sheep.

I’ll start writing from the beginning until the end, following our route which was around two weeks.

WHERE TO GO:  Monmouth, Tintern Abbey, Cardiff, Swansea, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, New Quay, Aberystwyth, Tywyn, Tal-y-llyn, Coed y Brenin Forest Park, Snowdonia National Park,  Portmeirion Village, Caernarfon Castle,  Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch, Penrhyn Castle, Conwy, Colwyn Bay, Bodnant Garden, Llanrwst, Betws-y-Coed, Llandudno

WHEN TO GO: We went just after the summer, which was okay but rain was a small problem. My advice is to visit Wales during the summer period as it’s not going to be to hot or lots of crowd.

HOW TO GO: Car is the best solution as some places are not so good connected with a bus or train.

ADVICE: North Wales is much more beautiful than South. If short with time go only North. Few really cute places as Conwy,  Tu-Hwnt-l’r Bont, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed.  All together *** starts from me.

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Trip to Wales

Tintern Abbey. Looks really magnificent.

Trip to Wales

Trip to Wales

Trip to Wales

Wales is believed to have more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world.

 

 

Trip to Wales

Cardiff is the capital and largest city in Wales and the tenth largest city in the UK

Trip to Wales

Trip to Wales

Casual day in Cardiff

Trip to Wales

Trip to Wales

‘Arab room’ inside Cardiff Castle

Trip to Wales

Trip to Wales

Trip to Wales

Pembroke coast where we came to see the House from Harry Potter but they deconstructed it shortly after filming, but hey, the coast is pretty awesome.

Matea In Wonderland

Trip to Wales

Trip to Wales

Trip to Wales

Talyllyn Railway

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Tal-y-Ilyn in Snowdonia National Park

Trip to Wales

Portmerion Village. Italianate Village, famous as the setting for “The Prisoner” and build as an private idea of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. You have to pay the entrance to get into this village.

Trip to Wales

 

Romantic castle entrance

Longest name in Europe

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch is the name of a town in North Wales which translates as “The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio’s of the red cave”. It is believed to be the longest place name in the world.

 

Castle in Wales

Penrhyn Castle. One of the most beautiful castles I have seen because of it’s specific style.

Castle in Wales

Castle in Wales

Castle in Wales

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Trip to Wales

Fairy Glen river

Trip to Wales

We made new friend.

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Tu-Hwnt-l’r Bont

Matea In Wonderland

Trip to Wales

Bodnant Garden

Trip to WalesBodnant Garden

Trip to Wales

Conway

Smallest house in Wales

Smallest house in Wales

 

Trip to Wales

Llandudno

 

And for the end of the trip, the Welsh motto,“Cymru am byth”, means “Wales forever”

 

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