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 🙂 Its name is based on the Norman ‘beau marais’, meaning ‘fair marsh’ and was chosen by Edward 1Continue reading “Beautiful Beaumaris”

Castles and colours

Caernarfon is a royal town and port in Gwynedd, Wales on the eastern shore of the Menai Strait, opposite the Isle of Anglesey. There’s a stately castle that sits above the town which was constructed between 1283 and 1330 by King Edward I. The Edwardian town and castle was the administrative centre of north Wales,Continue reading “Castles and colours”

Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle (広島城 ) was built in the 1590s, but was destroyed by the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. It was rebuilt in 1958 and now serves as a museum of Hiroshima’s history before World War II. Mōri Terumoto, one of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s council of Five Elders, built the castle between 1589 and 1599. It was locatedContinue reading “Hiroshima Castle”