Castle Hopping in North Wales

On the recommendation of B’s friend, we took a road trip to North Wales to visit some of the ancient castles dotted along the coast. 

Our “base” during our time in North Wales was in Llandudno. We stayed at the Escape B&B, a beautiful small family-run operation. 


Escape B&B in Llandudno


View from our room

The location of the B&B was great, and it was a short walk to restaurants, and also within easy walking distance from the old-fashioned pier reminiscent of the pier at Brighton. As we were there in the off-season, it was quite deserted, but I can just imagine it bustling with activity in the summer. 

On our second day, we went castle-hopping in the area. Our first stop was Caernarfon Castle, a beautifully preserved ancient castle that is used for the investiture of the Prince of Wales. 


Caernarfon Castle


A panoramic shot of the castle

After our visit to Caernarfon Castle, we also popped into Harlech Castle, and Conwy Castle, but after the majesty of Caernarfon Castle, these other castles pale in comparison and seemed a little tired and run-down, and am I glad I do not live in medieval times and had to stay in these castles! 😁


Harlech Castle




Part of the Conwy wall