Wales Journals

Travelling Through the Welsh Countryside

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A June 2010 trip to Wales by RoyleAA01

Cardiff Castle Photo, Cardiff, Wales More Photos
Quote: Travelling through Wales stopping off at many attractions, hotels and restaurants along the way.

Plantasia Botanic Garden

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Attraction | "Exotic Plants and Animals ? "

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LocationGreat location near the centre of Swansea, in the same complex there's a bowling alley and cinema complex with free parking! So there is a great chance of making this trip into a day out if you include a film or game of bowling after the visit to plantasia. There's also lots of restaurants, coffee shops, takeaways and bars if you want to eat or relax with a few beers. It is easy access by foot from the bus/train station, or take a taxi it will only be a short journey which equals a small cost so you do not need to walk by foot if it is a rainy day for example. Plantasia If you check out the website before you go you will be terribly disappointed just like we...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 2, 2012

Plantasia Botanic Garden
Oasis Park, The Piazza
Swansea City, Wales
01792 474 555

Cardiff Castle

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Attraction | "Welsh Heritage at it's Best! (A tour of Castell Caerdydd)"

Cardiff Castle Photo, Cardiff, Wales
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Magnificent and Beautiful, it is a must see! The tour is well worth every penny and the guides are informative, helpful and make the visit interesting. The foundations date back to Roman times, However the majority of this castle was rebuilt and extended in the 19th century. During 2007/2008 millions of pounds have been spent restoring the internal rooms to their original glory. There is lots of gold leaf, vivid colours and mad decoration on the intricate carvings on plaster work. The tour of the banqueting hall and other internal rooms, and also the wonderful gardens should not be missed, peacocks wander the gardens and there are people everywhere inside and outside sitting...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 12, 2012

Cardiff Castle
Castle Street
Cardiff, Wales CF10 3RB
44 (29) 2087 8100

Castle Hotel

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Hotel | "Great Historical Location to stay overnight"

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LocationThe location is excellent, it sits right in the middle of the town situated with Castle Conway itself. This is a harbour town with mezmorising in tact medieval walls with stunning architecture. Apart from the castle there are many old interesting buildings, shops. restaurants, bars, cafe's and the old church where the Welsh Princess was buried (I forgot the name sorry!!). So being able to stay over night or more days if you wish just makes the overnight stay in Conway just perfect. This place has lots of character with added historical elements added.Food/Drinks/Servicethe menu is exceptionally good, i can recommend several dishes you cannot have a bad meal in thi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 30, 2012

Castle Hotel
High Street
Conwy, Wales LL32 8DB
01492 582800

Llandudno Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre

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Attraction | "Snowboarding / Skiing and much more in Wales!!"

Llandudno Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre Photo, Llandudno, Wales
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Introduction'The Llandudno Ski & Snowboard Centre is owned and run by John Nike Leisuresport.'It is situated on the Great Orme about 415 feet above sea level, so before you even begin skiing & snow boarding etc. you must absorb the fantastic and breathtaking views over Llandudno Bay and the Irish Sea.Enjoy the relaxation and exhilaration by over-looking the picturesque landscapes that there are to offer. Ther are Skiing and snowboarding for all abilities using the latest "perma-snow" slope. There is always food, drinks and a welcoming atmosphere on offer in the alpine lodge. The facilities at the centre are made up from a 200 metre ski slope w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 20, 2012

Llandudno Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre
John Nike Leisuresport Complex
Great Orme, Llandudno, Wales LL30 2LR
01492 874707

Caernarfon Castle

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Attraction | "A Royal Castle"

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The Mighty Caernarfon castle is possibly the most famous castle in Wales due to the historical values it has (In my opinion Cardiff Castle is the most visually stunning castle). Caernarfon was built by Edward 1, and stated that it is " not only built as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and a royal palace, its majestic walls and battlements tower above the walled town." "A brute of a fortress. Caernarfon Castle’s pumped-up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating."For invades to pick a fight with this massive structure would have been a daunting prospect back in the day!, In my opinion King Edward I created what must have been one of the most impressive of Wal...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 20, 2012

Caernarfon Castle
Western end of town Gwynedd
Wales, United Kingdom