When we arrived in Conwy the weather wasn't great and we got out of the car to rain and cloudy skies. However not ones to be discouraged by a little bit of rain we strolled from the carpark towards the town, with our first sight being Conwy Castle which towered over the town. Our first stop was a little coffee shop down near the harbour, after a long drive a coffee and some lunch was definitely needed. After our quick lunch stop we made our way down to the harbour, where Josh gave me a quick lesson in photography, and lots of photos of boats were taken while I attempted to improve my pretty poor skills.
After my photography lesson I decided it was castle time. As a kid I'd always had a fascination with history and castles, something which luckily Josh really enjoys as well. Conwy is surrounded by castle walls, as well as a bridge that crosses over the sea, it's a pretty impressive bridge, although we're unsure if it was built at the same time as the original castle, it's also obviously been updated to be made a bit safer. The arch did make for a pretty good photo spot, and my photobomber seemed to agree!
After that little photoshoot we paid for our student ticket and wandered up the slope towards the castle. Being built almost 800 years ago, the outer walls and turrets are mostly all thats left of the castle, however it's still a great place to walk around, and you can climb the stairs up to different levels, taking in the views of the harbour and the hills. Whilst we were exploring the castle the clouds began to drift and the sun came out leaving us with a beautiful sunny day.
Once we'd climbed the narrow stairs to the top of the tallest turret I persuaded Josh to take a selfie with me, something he's always slightly reluctant to do. We can never seem to just smile with one of us, or more usually both of us pulling a face, these usually turn out to be my favourite photos anyway.
With such beautiful weather we decided to wander back down to the harbour and follow the path along the water. As a total water baby I love being at the sea, so when we reached a small pebbly beach we stopped so I could sit and enjoy being at the sea and Josh could get his photography on.
One of the free things to do in Conwy is walk along the Castle walls which surround the town, and as students we love anything free. So we climbed the stairs and wandered along the walls enjoying the sunshine and the views. Something that always fascinates both me and Josh is thinking about the people that would have walked along the walls in medieval times. Bow and arrow in hand patrolling the perimeter keeping a lookout for Welshie rebels!
After a lovely day exploring Conwy we headed home, stopping in at Tesco on our way to grab some dinner as we're too poor to eat out! I'm happy I can now tick Wales off my travel wish list, but I still want to see more of the country, as well as visiting the area around Conwy, hopefully getting a guided tour by my best friend who is from the area.
Have you ever visited Wales? Is there any places in the UK you think I should visit? Anywhere with a bit of history or some pretty sights is good for me!