We decided to make last-minute plans for Valentine’s day and ended up in Wales. Why Wales? Castles!

We stayed at Gwydir Castle, a genuine 16th Century castle. The owners wrote a book about restoring the castle called “Castles in the Air” by Judy Corbett. I’m currently reading it. I was going to have the author sign it, but I forgot to ask before we left.


Did we mention there were peacocks?

Gwydir Castle Photos


The next day we went to Conwy on the North coast of Wales. Conwy is a walled city with a cool castle.


Conwy Castle


They let you climb up all the towers.

Conwy is also home to Britain’s Smallest House!!!

Conwy Photos



After Conwy we drove to the seaside resort town of Llandudno. February not really being prime seaside season, we were surprised to see so many people out and about walking on the beach.

After visiting “Probably Wale’s best Gift Shop” (no photo, sorry!), we had tea and scones before heading to…

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…home of the longest town name in Britain! (how to pronounce it)

Llanfair PG (as the cool kids call it) changed it’s name as a tourist ploy. It worked.

On the way home we saw lambs.

video of lambs