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North Wales Part 2 | Betws-y-Coed and Bodelwyddan Castle


Last week we spent a few days in North Wales, we managed to fit quite a lot into those few days and as always I took lots of photos! If you haven’t already seen part 1 of our trip, you can see that here.

Here’s part 2, with photos from Betws-y-Coed and Bodelwyddan Castle…


Betws-y-Coed is a quaint little village located in the Conwy valley, we stopped off for a mooch around after we’d been to Portmeirion. After we’d had a wander around the kids had an ice cream from a lovely little shop there, as it was a beautiful day.

We did plan to check out Swallow Falls while we were there, but there was a charge to get in so we decided against it. We were, however, able to catch a glimpse of the waterfalls from the road. I’d definitely say it’s worth checking out if you’re in the area and are happy to pay the £1.50 fee to get through the turnstiles.

Bodelwyddan Castle

Day number two in Wales and we headed to Bodelwyddan Castle. The castle is located near the village of Bodelwyddan and close to Rhyl, about 30 minutes from where we were staying.

The castle itself was really interesting and also great for the kids. My kids actually really enjoy looking around old houses and castles, I think it’s their nosey nature! But there were also activities in every room throughout the castle for children, which was great and really helped to keep them entertained.

The only let down was as we got to the end and planned to go to the cafe for lunch, only to find that they had just closed it for a private function. It was 1pm by this point and we had to then drive around looking for somewhere else for lunch as obviously the kids were hungry. It would have been helpful if they had pre warned us that the cafe would be closing at a certain time, and we could have planned around it.

Thanks for reading.


1 Comment

  1. March 21, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    I’ve never been to that castle before, will have to visit though, it looks fab! Such stunning photos x