Bodnant Gardens

Just down the Conwy valley the gardens at Bodnant are one of the best in the UK. Bodnant Gardens are situated above the River Hiraethlyn, a tributary of the river Conwy and look across the valley towards the Snowdonia range. Bodnant’s 99 acres of gardens were laid out around 100 years ago and are splitContinue reading “Bodnant Gardens”

Conwy

Conwy in North Wales is stunningly situated by any standards. On one side lies the estuary of the Conwy river while the other 3 sides are protected by 13th century town walls, over three-quarters of a mile long and guarded by no less than 22 towers, considered to be some of the finest protecting wallsContinue reading “Conwy”

Donkey Jousting

The sport of Donkey Jousting has taken place under the walls of Caernarvon Castle in North-West Wales since 1300 when King Edward I was building the castle that’s seen today by thousands of visitors. The original jousters were Welsh soldiers who were trying to tempt the English knights into a skirmish. As all horses hadContinue reading “Donkey Jousting”