The Alyn

This month we’ve picked a welsh pub for lunch. We went out with work stuff and we’ve stopped by The Alyn, in Rossett, North Wales. We were hungry, so we’ve decided to have lunch too and not only a couple of coffees. The Alyn Riverside Country Pub is close to river Alyn, hence the name. […]



Yesterday we went to Wrexham for the day. I’ve been to the area before. I visited Erddig, a beautiful stately home and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. This time we went in the town to see the city centre and that was a great idea. I ended up buying a lovely coat and a book. Wrexham is the […]

Electric Mountain

In our trip to Wales, we’ve been to Electric Mountain. The name is pretty much self explanatory, as it’s a guided tour of the Dinorwig Power Station. The power station is in Elidir Mountain and it’s one of the largest man made caverns in Europe. The power station converts the power of water into electricity […]

Rex Whistler

Rex Whistler was a British artist born in 1905. He had an amazing talent, but he died in the Second World War, at only 39. He was commissioned at the age of 23 to paint a mural at Tate Gallery restaurant, quite impressive I might add. He also painted a few murals. The most renowned […]

Caernarfon Castle

Last month, on our holiday in Anglesey, we’ve been to Caernarfon Castle, it’s an World Heritage Site and part of CADW. The Castle is built like a fortress. One of its features are the polygonal towers, not round like most castles. The site of this castle had previously been the location of a Norman motte […]

Holy Island, Anglesey

In our holiday to Anglesey, we’ve been to Holy Island. We’ve been there before, at South Stack Cliffs and it’s a beautiful place. This time we’ve explored the island a little bit more. The main city is Holyhead, located halfway up on Anglesey’s west coast. The Island was a landing point between Ireland and Britain […]

Powis Castle

Medieval castle with gorgeous gardens makes the perfect spot to spend a beautiful day. Powis Castle is in Wales, an hour an a half from our home, an easy option for a short day trip. The Castle is beautiful. We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside, so I have pictures only from the courtyard and […]

Plas Newydd

“Enchanting mansion and gardens, with spectacular views of Snowdonia” is the description on National Trust website and I agree with them. The country house is beautiful and the views are exquisite. On the way to the property, we’ve stopped in Conwy, where we ate a beautiful cake and we visited The Smallest House in Great […]

The Smallest House in Great Britain

Yesterday we were on our way to a National Trust property in Anglesey, a new post will follow, when hubby realized we’ll pass by Conwy. Last time when we were in Conwy, visiting other NT properties, we discovered a small local bakery with delicious cakes. It’s called Popty Conwy Bakery and it’s near Aberconwy House, […]

Nantclwyd y Dre

Nantclwyd y Dre is the oldest timber town house in Wales. The house was dated using the method described in the picture below. It was very interesting to learn about it, as I had no idea it’s possible to pin point the exact date when the tree was cut down. The house has so much […]