This is the last blog post to summarise my latest adventure from the wonderful lands of North Wales. It was such a lovely holiday and I had a great time with my mum, we cannot wait to book the next one! Me and mum decided we saw everything we wanted to by the first three days in Llandudno so we chose to venture out to the nearby town of Conwy. This was another recommendation I had in my Welsh Collective and it was a place I was glad to go visit again.
As always this morning was another early start as I awoke to a beautiful sunrise… so of course I raced out to get photographs on the beach. The sun didn’t rise as magnificent on other mornings due to cloud coverage but the sun hit the hotels along the promenade and the wet sand just right. The wind was hitting the water and created a soft mist in the far distance. After I had taken more than enough pictures I headed back to tuck into another hearty breakfast.
Me and mum spent a while relaxing in the hotel lounge overlooking the sea before deciding to make a trip over to Conwy to visit the castle. You can catch a standard bus with locals which is the fastest and cheapest option, or you could get to Conwy the touristy way by going on an open top site seeing bus. This option is the most expensive at £12 each for a return ticket when a standard bus was only £3.
After a quick bus ride we had already made our way to Conwy Castle. This place is rich in history with so many important events occurring throughout the many centuries it has been standing. If you want to learn more about it you can click > here. This is for anyone interested in learning more about the castle and it’s past.
Walking around the castle was really nice, mum waited outside whilst I went in and explored. For adults it’s about £10 each but I managed to get a student rate which cut the cost in half making the visit more affordable. The castle is a very popular attraction in North Wales so it gets busy very quickly and can get pretty tight at times especially down narrow stairwells.
But I really liked wandering around the grounds and seeing Conwy from a different perspective. The views from the top were amazing but the staircase to get up there can get very narrow at times and can even make you dizzy as it spirals up. There is plenty of nooks and crannies to explore with lots to learn as well as activities for children like find the clues and archery.
A short walk around the corner from a mighty castle that once stood, is the smallest house is England. This little beauty might be easily missed but the bright red paint and crowds around it would be a sure tell tale sign. To go inside the house is £1 for adults and 50p for children. I didn’t go inside the house because of waiting in the line and wanting to spend more time exploring more of the area.
After spending a bit of time walking along the waters front me and mum went on the hunt for food. One thing to note about Conwy is the narrow sidewalks and limited access into buildings for disabled people. All of the food places I recommended to my mum had either stairs to get up to the top floor or a steep step to go in. Not to mention how busy it all was. So if you are disabled or struggle with walking up hills or lots of steps I do not recommend Conwy as it isn’t very accessible for all mobilities.
So me and mum decided to take our hungry tummies elsewhere, to a place that was more disabled friendly with better access inside. This journey took us back to Llandudno, to a restaurant I had been eyeing up. Mostly because they did Freakshakes!! And by now I am sure you are all aware of the awesome Freakshake I had whilst in Amsterdam. And obviously I wanted to try another one after loving the first one loads as well as letting my mum try some. Just a heads up the one in Amsterdam was better.
The place where me and mum chose to dine in was Love To Eat. The food was quite nice there but they didn’t get our order right. The most obvious mistake was the fact I wanted a ‘Caramel’ milkshake. I spoke to the waitress who was very kind and she said the Millionaires Shake would be best for me so I went with what she had told me. The menu offered no description of the drinks as the name was the only detail being displayed, so that wasn’t very good. When the milkshake came out it was obviously a chocolate drink with no caramel in sight. It was a nice milkshake but that wasn’t what I asked for…
Overall I did prefer the one in Amsterdam, as the drink was actually caramel and secondly the flavour was so rich at Bulls and Dogs. But the shake in Llandudno did offer more treats and additional foods making it more of a filling desert. After a very full lunch it was time to let that settle down and enjoy relaxing back in the room.
The evening treated us to an amazing sunset and the skeleton of the pier looked so lovely against the vibrant colours in the sky. I spent about 2 hours taking pictures and videos before retreating back to the hotel for the evening. It was such a nice evening in Llandudno and the end to a wonderful week in Wales.
There was a final sunrise that was the best one out of the entire week without a doubt. This was the last day in Llandudno, our bags were all packed and was waiting outside the bedroom ready to be taken down for us. We didn’t have to handle our suitcases until we got off the coach at the final destination. On this day we brought final gifts, and snacks for the journey home.
It was an amazing holiday and I am already looking forward to my next visit to Llandudno it is such a pretty seaside town. Llandudno is one of the nicest towns you will visit in the UK and the only place I can think of that would beat this is Brighton, but I am a bit bias to Wales. I also think Shearings offered a really good holiday, the destination, the hotel, food and service that they provide was really good. I will be travelling with them again in September with my Aunt so I will see how that trip goes.
I think the moments that I enjoyed the most about the holiday was of course, spending time with my amazing mum as well as going on the cable car and boat. Oh and taking pictures! I really embraced seeing the sun rise and set and it made the whole trip so magical and one to remember.
Which seaside town is your favourite? Have you ever been to Llandudno??