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) […]

A few hours in Gwydyr Forest, Wales Review

When I planned my Wales trip I found a website called Komoot which listed walks around the local area, one of which passes the famous Swallow falls in Betws-y-Coed. This walk is detailed to take 2.43 hours, of intermediate level and would include sights such as Swallow falls, the ugly house and the Miners bridge: https://www.komoot.com/smarttour/990285?ref=wsd The website offered to […]

An hour in Llangollen Wharf, Wales Review

So confession time – I didn’t mean to come to Llangollen Wharf at all. I’d actually planned to visit the easy to pronounce Pontcysyllte Aqueduct located an hour away from Conwy. So how did this happen?  Well I wanted to visit Pontcysyllte Aqueduct because the combination of water and heights equals a total tourism magnet. So I went on the […]