Friday, April 30, 2010

Back Home

We've spent the last few days in Wales. A land of huge hills and mountains, beautiful coastlines, ancient castles and slate quarries; a land of myths and legends; a land full of history and beauty. Here are just a few images from our visit. I'll be back with more later!

Criccieth Castle on a dull Sunday morning

Fishermen's cottages, Criccieth

Cromlech, Parc Glynllifon

Bronze statue of Prince Llywelyn's faithful hound Gelert, Beddgelert

Riverside Walk, Beddgelert

Filming a Welsh TV Soap outside brightly painted houses at Borth-y-Gest

Along the coastal path at Borth-y-Gest


Barmouth from high up on Dinas Olau - the Fortress of Light - after climbing the many steps through the old town.

Rooftops and old slate walls in the old town of Barmouth

Bangor Pier - ahead the island of Anglesey

Even here you can't escape the political world - love these election posters, though!


  1. Hi Rosie,

    I'm not sure when the rock house was restored, I haven't seen that one either but I guess it was fairly recently.

    Lovely photos of Wales, they remind me of a camping trip about 4 years ago - we stayed in Beddgelert and it rained for most of the days but we still had a great time. We also enjoyed delicious pistachio ice cream in Criccieth! It's such a beautiful area, even a bus driving into my car in the middle of the holiday didn't spoil it for us!!

    Hope you enjoyed the break, I look forward to hearing more!

    Have a lovely weekend :)

  2. Hi Rosie, welcome back! Wow, how pretty and charming those Welsh villages! See you later then ;-)รน

  3. What lovely photos - Ive not been to Wales for ages. I bet you have had a great time. xxxx

  4. Lovely to have you back Rosie. Some very interesting and intriguing photos! I hope you had a lovely time. x

  5. Hi Rosie,
    We used to go to Beddgelert a lot when the children were little - they spent hours throwing stones into the river there. I hope the lovely ice-cream shop is still in the village.
    Glad to see you had a good time>
    Love Kathy xxx

  6. Just look at that slate - wonderful! Pretty fisherman's cottages and colourful houses are an addiction with me!

    Looks like you had a good break Rosie - look forward to more Welsh meanderings.


  7. Living in Wales(just)we consider ourselves very lucky.We are only 35 minutes fromSnowdonia and Anglesey but have wonderful scenery only a couple of miles away.Having been brought up in industrial Lancashire we really appreciate what we have on our doorstep.Glad you enjoyed your trip and love the photos.

  8. Looks like your having a great time!

  9. Looks like such a lovely place. I adore the colour of that little blue house on the lane to the sea. I'm glad you had a nice time!

  10. Lovely photos - I've been to some of those places, so I enjoyed them very much.

    the stone is so beautiful there, used everywhere, and local slate for roof tiles. I do like buildings that live in the landscape, if you see what I mean!

  11. We missed you whilst you were away and wondered where you had been. This part of Wales is yet another place on my wish list, it looks so pretty.

    Hope you are feeling better after your holiday.

    I look forward to seeing more pictures, I have been visiting them via Google Earth.

    You should do a guide book, "Rosie Recommends".

  12. this is a really lovely post rosie and it has brought back some very happy memories of a holiday we had in wales many years ago. we stayed near criccieth and also visited beddgelert and the wonderful village of portmeirion. i can't wait to see more pictures and hear more about this trip.
    many thanks to you for visiting me and leaving such a kind comment xxx

    warmest wishes to you for a lovely bank holiday weekend xxx


  13. You've got some beautiful shots here. So enjoyable to browse through and see those reminders of our visits to Wales. Such a magical place.

  14. I must go back to Wales, it's such a beautiful country and it's many, many years since I was last there.