Monday, 5 June 2017

North Wales - Part Two



Day Four.

We went to the Welsh Mountain Zoo. 
















After the zoo we went back into Llandudno and browsed in a few shops and then found a tea room.




Day Five.

We went to Portmeirion.

Portmeirion is a pretty little village designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village. It is now owned by a charitable trust.

This was my favourite day out, I loved it such a beautiful place.






















On the way back we stopped in Porthmadog and browsed in a few shops.


Day six.

We visited Llanberis.




We walked up to the old quarry hospital, it took me ages to hobble up those steps.








Then we went down to the Slate Museum and had some refreshments before looking around.



The old miners cottages.






One from the sixties.







Day seven.

I love to visit churches and cathedrals, so we always fit in a few visits on our holidays.

St Margaret's church Bodelwyddan.








Next stop St Asaph Cathedral.

They were having a flower festival.










The next stop was Chester Cathedral and then some refreshments before wandering around the town for a few hours.

I do hope you enjoyed seeing our trip to Wales.

24 comments:

  1. What a truly wonderful week, Marlene, even with the pain you have been suffering. I just love all the places you have visited (love those flowers in the cathedral, especially the foxgloves). And those gorgeous animals, and Portmeirion. When we visited Portmeirion in around 1980 it was rather run-down and therefore I'm glad to see it has been spruced up a bit. And how interesting to visit the slate quarry museum and those cottages. And lovely photos of these places, too - especially the animals as they are not known to stand still and say "cheese" very often!
    Margaret P

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    1. It was a very interesting week Margaret,and we thoroughly enjoyed it despite all my problems it did me the world of good.

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  2. You certainly crammed a lot in ! Portmeiron I would love to visit. Sadly my visiting days are over. I have a wheeled 'chariot' and even with that don't breathe so well. Hope you enjoyed all despite your health issues.

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    1. Sorry about your health problems Jill, I was determined to enjoy the holiday.

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  3. More very beautiful photographs Marlene. It's years since I've been to Portmeirion but it never changes and the buildings are so picturesque.
    The lemurs are so cute. X

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    1. I just loved Portmeirion, I would love to go back one day. It is nice to watch the animals and their antics x

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  4. What beautiful flowers inside the churches and cathedral. You taken some wonderful photos of the zoo. I must go to north Wales, Portmeirion takes me back to the Prisoner days especially that chess board.

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    1. Hi Tania, it was a real bonus to see the flowers, I find visiting churches and cathedrals so calming.

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  5. What an amazing week, I have never visited Portmeirion but have it on my list to visit one day. Great photos of the flower festival, your timing for the visit was perfect.

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    1. It was an amazing week, done us the world of good to have a break from the norm.

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  6. Oh I do love Portmerion. I was a huge fan of the tv programme, The Prisoner, which was filmed there and I really enjoyed the visits we made there years ago.

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    1. I never knew that, I shall have a look into that I can't remember the Prisoner.

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  7. Your holiday sounds just up my street, you visited some of my favourite places.

    Very glad to read you enjoyed plenty of refreshments too!

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    1. We do indulge on holiday, that's what it's all about.

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  8. I'm so glad you are on the mend and the holiday looked wonderful. I would love to see Portmeirion. I have some Botanic Garden plates and things which I love so the shop would act like a magnet!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos Marlene. May you go from strength to strength x

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    1. Thankyou Angie, I would have loved to buy some but they were rather expensive, I shall keep an eye out at the car boots xx

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  9. I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday and that your back improved enough for you to be able to manage. What a shame you were in our neck of the woods just as we weren't, I've just got back from Cornwall and Southampton. I shall have to go and see the slate museum and those miners cottages.

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    1. Thankyou Sue. Wales is at the top of the list as far as moving again so perhaps one day we can have a little get together. The Slate museum and the hospital are not far apart and the are both free to enter.

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    2. You're very welcome to call anytime you're passing. I'll try not to be away next time you're in our area :-)

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    3. Thanks Sue I will give you a shout next time, if we move to Wales I will let you know and we could have a get together.

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  10. It's part of the country I don't know at all, but it looks wonderful with lots to see and do xx

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  11. what a beautiful visit, thank you for sharing so many photos. I know how long it takes to download/edit/upload!

    Also thank you for the pink house on the gram! Made me smile, and Violet thought it was lovely that you showed it for me!

    Glad you are getting better. xx

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    1. It did take a while Sadie, and you are welcome as soon as I saw the pink house I thought Sadie would love it. I am feeling a bit better now, night times are very uncomfortable for me xxx

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