Wales Journals

North Wales

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A travel journal to Wales by Noodlebutty

Bistro Moelwyn Photo, Gwynedd, Wales More Photos
Quote: A trip to North Wales in August 2011 featuring Blaenau Ffestiniog, Beddgelert and Rhyl.

Llechwedd Slate Mine Tour

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Attraction | "What to do when Wales is Wet"

Llechwedd Slate Mine Tour Photo, Wales, United Kingdom
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I visited the Llechwedd Slate Caverns with my family in August this year on a rainy morning in Blaenau Ffestiniog, (no surprise there, Blaenau Ffestiniog is the wettest place in Wales). The gravel car park was big and busy with lots of puddles, which made some parking spaces pretty inaccessible. The entrance is via a short wide building surrounded by slate mountains. Inside is a gift shop, cafe, toilets and an information point near to the ticket desks, these had around a ten minute long queue when we visited. The gift shop was spacious and as you might expect had lots of slate products for sale. There were some very nice items in there although I didn't buy anything. At the surface there ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 17, 2011

Llechwedd Slate Mine Tour
Blaenan Ffestiniog - Gwynedd
Wales, United Kingdom LL41 3NB
+44-1766-830306

Bistro Moelwyn

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Restaurant | "How Green Was My Salad"

Bistro Moelwyn Photo, Gwynedd, Wales
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Bistro Moelwyn, (pronounced MOI-loo-in, named after the surrounding mountain range), is on the High Street in the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales. My visit took place toward the end of August 2011.Our party of three arrived in the early evening and sat at a table in the downstairs area. It's rather small, just four tables, three of them in the window, plus one low coffee table with armchairs in front of a small bar. The atmosphere seemed quite relaxed, the waiting staff were pleasant enough. There were books out on the coffee table and paintings by local artists were exhibited on the walls. There was just one toilet, the room had a few decorative touches. There's also an upstairs a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 11, 2011

Bistro Moelwyn
10 High Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog
Gwynedd, Wales
+44 01766832358

Gelert's Grave

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Attraction | "A Shaggy Dog Story"

Gelert's Grave Photo, Wales, United Kingdom
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Gelert's Grave is in the village of Beddgelert, which is part of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. It's a beautiful spot; mountains dominate the skyline, a pretty stone bridge crosses the river Colwyn, there are craft shops and galleries to explore, plus a few pubs, guest houses, and eateries. I've visited the area a handful of times and earlier this year took a walk to Gelert's Grave. As far as tourist attractions go, it's a strange and almost certainly misleading object. It's basically a large stone which is purported to mark the spot where a 13th century prince buried his dog. A tombstone has been placed next to the marker and bears the story; "In the 13th cent...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2011

Gelert's Grave
Beddgelert, Snowdonia
Wales, United Kingdom

Children's Village Theme Park

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Attraction | "Village by the Sand"

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The Children's Village is a funfair on Rhyl sea front, North Wales. It's aimed at young children and has enough rides to keep them entertained for an hour or two. We spent an afternoon there one day in August this year. There are booths to buy ride tokens from which work out at around £1.50 per ride with offers along the lines of 'spend £10 get one free ride'. The first ride we went on was the Gallopers carousel, I went on this one with my daughter as experience of another gallopers ride told me it might be quite fast, but this one was slow and a four year old could probably manage alright on their own, at least in the carriage which is where we sat. Next door to this there was a small v...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 31, 2011

Children's Village Theme Park
West Parade
Rhyl, Wales
08124 712 700

Taste Academy

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Restaurant | "Tasty Academy"

Taste Academy Photo, Flintshire, Wales
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Taste Academy in Rhyl is a cafe and restaurant which is run by a youth charity in conjunction with the local council and provides training, work experience and qualifications for young people entering the catering trade. I visited with my husband and daughter early on a Friday evening toward the end of August this year. It's a new looking square building on the seafront. There are two entrances, one to the cafe side and the other to the restaurant area. we went into the cafe first and found it was Tapas night, apparently they do different themes on different evenings, so as we weren't in the mood for Tapas we relocated to the restaurant area to have a look at their menu instead. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 23, 2011

Taste Academy
Seafront on East Parade
Rhyl, County of Denbighshire LL18 3AF
01745 344 442