Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Weekly Photo Challenge: Welsh Letters

For this week’s challenge, share a photo with letters — no matter the alphabet.  Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch  is a large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales across the strait from Bangor. With 58 characters it has the longest place name in Europe and one of the longest place names in the world. The name means: [St.] Mary’s Church (Llanfair) [in] the…

View of Conwy Tower from the Tower

Walking the steep and narrow Medieval Town Walls of Conwy in Wales

For my last medieval adventure in Wales we walked one of the finest and most complete sets of town walls in Europe. Conwy’s 1.2 km of town walls are a medieval defensive structure around the town of Conwy in North Wales. The walls were constructed between 1283 and 1287 after the foundation of Conwy by Edward I, and were designed to form…

Garth Pier

A Walk through Bangor, one of the Smallest Cities in Britain.

Wales is filled with so many beautiful and old towns and cities that are best explored on foot to experience the place. While visiting Yvonne in Wales we spent a morning walking through Bangor, a city in Gwynedd, North West Wales. It is actually one of the smallest cities in Britain and one of only six places classed as a city…

Caernarfon Castle

Exploring Edwardian Caernarfon, my first Welsh town and Castle

On my first visit to Wales and as an introduction to Welsh history my friend Yvonne took me to visit CaernarfonCastle. Getting to visit this magnificent medieval building in Gwynedd, north-west Wales was the perfect introduction to the rich Welsh history and culture. I loved walking through the narrow streets and over the cobbled roads…