Beautiful Beaumaris

Our last stop in our North Wales whizz is the lovely little town of Beaumaris, which also happens to be the very first place we ever went on holiday together, way back nearly 16 years ago ūüôā Its name is based on the Norman ‚Äėbeau marais‚Äô, meaning ‚Äėfair marsh‚Äô and was chosen by Edward 1Continue reading “Beautiful Beaumaris”

Mouthfuls and endless sands

It’s not often that a place name is in itself a tourist attraction, but this one is an exception to the rule! The tongue twisting town of Llanfair¬≠pwllgwyngyll¬≠gogery¬≠chwyrn¬≠drobwll¬≠llan¬≠tysilio¬≠gogo¬≠goch is a regular photo stop for people in Anglesey! The long form of the name, with 58 characters split into 18 syllables, is the longest place nameContinue reading “Mouthfuls and endless sands”

Colour continues

Yeap, this is indeed the third post about Portmeirion! I’m afraid if whimsical, colourful architecture offends you then look away now! Like a little hobbit town, or child’s plaything, this compact little village sprawls across several levels, never quite displaying all its wares at once. You have to climb stairs, peer around corners, crane yourContinue reading “Colour continues”

Perfect Portmeirion

I’ve been keen to head back to our next colourful port of call for years after visiting as a school girl years ago. We’re visiting the whimsical village of Portmeirion which is crammed full of random architecture collected from across Europe. Portmeirion was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1976. His aimContinue reading “Perfect Portmeirion”