Tretower Court and Castle

Heading from Hay-on-Wye towards Cardiff, we're again sidetracked. Driving along A479 in the Welsh national park Brecon Beacons, we suddenly spot the ruins of an ancient castle. Despite the bright day, it looks foreboding, eerie. Naturally, we have to stop and investigate. Tretower Castle Inside, [...]

The longest place name in the world?

My daughters love Dublin. So after exploring northern Wales for a few days, we decided we'd take the ferry to Ireland for the day and headed for Holyhead. Well, we never made it to Dublin. The beautiful Isle of Anglesey - or Ynys Môn in [...]

Conwy Castle and Cat

This instalment in the Cats of the World-series is from Northern Wales, from Conwy, home of the fortified Conwy Castle - one of King Edward's four imposing (and very cool) castles here in Gwynedd. Conwy Castle... ... and Conwy Cat This little tiger reminded me [...]

My three best kept travel secrets

My three best kept travel secrets: the fairytale village of Portmeirion in Wales, Kjøsterudjuvet Gorge in Drammen, Norway and Pension Nossek in Vienna.My three best kept travel secrets: the fairytale village of Portmeirion in Wales, Kjøsterudjuvet Gorge in Drammen, Norway and Pension Nossek in Vienna.

2015-10-03T23:12:29+01:008 February 2010|Austria, hotels & lodgings, Lists, Norway, Wales|

Seven Stars: quirky lodging in Hay-on-Wye

Seven Stars In enchanting Hay-on-Wye, opposite the town clock, Seven Stars offers something quite unusual for a British B&B: a heated swimming pool and a sauna. My daughters enjoyed it so much, they refused to get out of the pool in the morning and I [...]