Review: Chatsworth House, Peak District

A trip 10 years in the making; I finally spent a few hours in Chatsworth House during my Peak District trip in 2020 and here’s a review of this famous stately home. I wanted to visit Chatsworth House for a pretty popular reason: It served as the stately home of Pemberley in filming spots for the 2005 Pride and Prejudice […]

Quick Review: Wal restaurant in Caernarfon, Wales

Wal has a very modern exterior with subtle gold signage, grey front and orange umbrellas. It feels more like a bar/pub than a restaurant especially with the dark interior. This Italian restaurant was following Covid procedures via the installation of plastic screens, but the majority of diners were outside in the sun so we had the inside to ourselves. I […]

A few hours in Conwy Castle, Wales Review

A beautiful medieval fortress in a historic town, Conwy castle dominates the skyline of Conwy and serves as its most famous landmark. Due to Covid there were group size limits for visits and we had to book ourselves into timed slots. We had some time early in the morning so we wandered around Conwy a little  This included seeing the smallest […]

Quick Review: Olif in Betws-Y-Coed, Wales Review

I’d booked Olif, a Welsh tapas and gin bar, for dinner which was a compulsory requirement during the Covid pandemic.  The staff took the pandemic seriously and there were plastic barriers between all the tables. We ordered a few tapas including cockles (£6), squid (£7), cod bites (£7) and prawns (£7). I wanted to try the Taffy Apple Cider (£5) […]