Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Upcoming: Summer in Betws-y-Coed

One of my promises this year was to see more of the United Kingdom.  We’ve been on three trips since we moving to England including a road trip to Bath, Bristol, Oxford, Warwick, Liverpool and York in 2008; a trip to the Isle of Wight in March 2010; and the lovely week we spent in Scotland in September 2010.  We’ve also taken smaller breaks to Oxford, Liverpool and Manchester.  We’ve never been disappointed on any of our local trips and the more I learn about this magical kingdom, the more I love it.

Fairy Glen in Spring Betws y Coed Snowdonia Wales
Fairy Glen in Spring Betws y Coed Snowdonia Wales uploaded by Mark Sunderland at Flickr

We’ve just booked a four-night break with my father and step-mum at the Stables Lodge in Betws-y-coed.  Pronounced something like “bettus-uh-coh-ed”, Betws-y-Coed lies in the Snowdonia National Park in Conwy, north Wales.  It looks absolutely incredible and I simply cannot wait to get out into nature again.  Hopefully my father will be up for gruelling 5-hour hikes each day (just kidding, Dad!).  Betws-y-Coed means “prayer house in the wood” in Welsh and I was so glad to note that Welsh is one of the languages on Google Translate!

We were sent this Visit Conwy video along with our booking confirmation.  Enjoy.

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13 comments

  1. wow, sounds and looks like a really wonderful place! Have a wonderful time and can't wait to see the pictures!

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  2. Sounds fabulous! My kids went to Snowdonia when they visited me in London and really loved the scenery and the castles. Can't wait to see your pictures!

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  3. can you post pic once you are back, i need to remember places like this if i ever visit UK again.

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  4. OMG!! Stunning! Enjoy!!
    Please post lotsa pics once you are back! :-)

    And thanx for the pronounciation...lol :)

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  5. Emm a great choice. There are some big hills there so Dad will need to be fit. Hope you get a time when its not raining because it truly is spectacular even though the folk talk a little strange ;-)

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  6. How exciting! Sounds like a beautiful place!

    Look forward to seeing your pictures!!

    Have a great time, Emm!
    B xx

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  7. It looks amazing. Be sure to take a photo of any caves for me! ;-)

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  8. Lovely area; last went there in 1970.

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  9. Ooh, excellent choice for a small trip. We went on a bus tour around Wales in the summer of 2008, and Betws-y-Coed (which we were told was pronounced "Betsy Coid" so now I'm worried I've been saying it wrong all along!) was a beautiful stop. There's so much gorgeous scenery all around there too that you guys will be able to enjoy!

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  10. I've been to Betws y Coed. You will love the scenery around there so make sure you take your camera! Lots of good walks too as long as you don't mind going uphill :-)

    By the way I now have a pure photo blog http://justmypics.blogspot.com as well as my Kent one. Bit of all sorts on there.

    Glen

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  11. I would never have guessed that picture was in England. Shows how much I know.

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  12. It looks like an amazing place to enjoy nature and sports! Have a good time and I look forward to your trip report.

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  13. @ And Miles To Go...: Definitely! I cannot wait to go Bridget!

    @ Kathy: Oo, castles? Goodie.

    @ Lily: Of course Lily! I post about everywhere I visit!

    @ Ash: I will!

    @ Mike: Fingers crossed but I've been very lucky with weather on my travels! Dad is remarkably fit, considering!

    @ Betty: Thank you!

    @ John ¦ English Wilderness: There must be loads of caves up there - I'll be sure to look for them!

    @ John: Wow. Long time ago! Hopefully my photos do it justice and remind you of it.

    @ Karen: Hmmm, no, what you say sounds right actually. I think they would be saying it really quickly as that is how they speak.

    @ Glen: Aaaah, it sounds like I'll love it. Thnaks for the link to your new blog.

    @ Sixmats: Hee! It isn't England! It is in Wales but it is still part of Great Britain or the United Kingdom. But I do believe there are similar sites like that to see in various parts of England (like the Lake District).

    @ AVCr8teur: I know, right? I do love my nature.

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