Sunday, 9 April 2017

Weekend break part 2 - Llangollen and the Horseshoe Pass

When I was young we visited Wales for holidays quite often and last weekend I was happy to discover that I was only a short drive from somewhere we had driven through and probably stopped off at en route to our holiday destination many times when I was small, Llangollen.
Now I must confess that I cannot remember anything about this small town from my childhood except for it's name, but I was very pleasantly surprised.

Not only do they have a steam railway it's also famous for it's canal and canal boat holidays.

And some seaside treats

I was lucky enough to see some brave souls on the water

Phew, there're through!

There is no way you would get me doing anything like that! But I did enjoy taking these photos of them.

Next I wanted to drive over somewhere that I do remember very well, the Horseshoe Pass.

When I was little I was always amazed by this road and the drops over the side!

We would always stop at the top, have a picnic and be excited to see the sheep roaming freely.
The day I went there were no sheep but there was still a cafe at the same place and it's still a popular place for biker meet-ups.

I found somewhere called the Horseshoe Falls just a couple of minutes walk from Llangollen,
such a lovely peaceful place.

And I found myself a house, lol.

This house has the view of the previous photos, I wouldn't mind sitting out on that deck and enjoying that view, how about you?

I retraced my drive back down the Horseshoe Pass and stopped for a coffee and a toasted tea cake
at this Abbey ruin.

I definitely don't remember this place from my childhood so I don't suppose we ever stopped here to look around.

So that was it, my weekend away over, I headed home after my coffee break and I must say that I felt restored and ready for the week ahead.

I'd really like to go here again this year and perhaps have a better look around the town, It's only a 90 minute drive but it's a whole different view.

Next time I will have some crafty goodness to show you.

Until then, have a great week


Jo said...

It looks fabulous, you certainly made the most of the weekend. We're so lucky to have so many wonderful places to visit within a relatively short drive.

KC'sCourt! said...

We went there a few year ago when the boys were young in the nineties. We had a wonderful day on the steam railway.

Julie xxxxx

Vickie said...

Oh how nice. I really like the last photo.

cucki said...

Wow so pretty..I love x

Julie said...

Rather them than me in the raft!
Wales is such a wonderful place, so much to see and do - great pictures you captured.

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

What a lovely place with lots to see xx

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Great pictures, Maggie. Thanks for sharing. It's almost as good as being there myself.

Miriam said...

Very nice place and lovely spring weather

Barb said...

That looks like a fun little town! The drive was so pretty. I really enjoy seeing your photos from the trips that you take and the places you visit.

Brigitte said...

Your gorgeous pictures remind me of the wonderful holidays I have already spent in Wales.
Thanks for sharing.