North Wales- Trelawnyd 

A week in north Wales. What beautiful country. It was overcast and/or rained about half the days, but the rain was never so hard that it prevented us from our touring. We went to castles, estate homes, elaborate gardens, Snowdonia national park, water falls, 2 tours (bike and bus) of Beatles history and their homes in Liverpool, a driving tour of the Cheshire area given by some friends in Chester, a bus and boat tour in Chester, and a visit to the beach. We enjoyed the food of beef, sheep, ribs, fish and chips, pot pies, Stilton and cheddar cheese, beer (lager) and more. We have really used our membership in the National Trust and have enjoyed touring the properties as well as eating at the cafes at many of the properties. Not elaborate food, but fresh, homemade and reasonably priced for a captive group. We now move on to the Lake District at the far northwest part of England. The wifi at the Lake District house is soooo slow I can’t caption all these pics until next week 

Very few days could I wear sandals at the house

Our front door
Powis Castle and gardens in Welshpool- 8 pics- medieval castle originally built in 1200speacock chicksLennon’s childhood home in Liverpool-4 picsLennon’s mom didn’t like all the noise and at times made them practice in the front porch alcove that they had enclosed. John thought the echo acoustics were coolMcCartney’s old home in Liverpool-2 pics- toured inside both homes but no pics allowed Liverpool bike tour- 17 pics- China townLiverpool cathedralpiece of art dedication to musicians of LiverpoolRingo’s childhood home slated for demo with several blocks just like this. It was a very rough area compared to John and Paul’s homes. Roads are closed off but we ride our bikes around the barricadesacross the street from Ringo’s is the same but look above the window spelled in the mortarSefton park conservatory palm house-3 picsPenny LaneJohn and Paul met at a church functionIn the graveyard of the church they used to go to in order to get away from family they would sit on a wall at the edge of the graveyard and smoke and talk and from the spot on the wall they hung out at this gravestone was very prominent caught this couple putting their initials at Strawberry fields gate-Strawberry fields gate-4 picsPenrhyn Castle and grounds with views of Snowdonia and the North Wales coast. 37 picsPenrhyn Castle is a country house in Bangor, North Wales, in the form of a Norman castle. It was a medieval fortified manor house. In 1438 a tower house was added. It was reconstructed as an opulent residence the 1780s.Great Budworth- a village in Cheshire-4 picsfriends that showed us around CheshireLower Peover- a village in Cheshire-6 picsyoung man on right was having a wedding rehearsal at church- I tried to warn himLittle Moreton Hall- an iconic 1500’s Tudor manor house in Congleton Cheshire- 8 pics- note how with no foundation Tudor houses sunk and were “wonky”. This was very normal for most houses of the time.nowhere house in Chester from Beatles songChester friendsBodnant Gardens- Conwy-16 picsSnowdonia National park-11 picsseveral pics of Swallow falls in Snowdonia

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The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a navigable aqueduct across the River Dee in north Wales. The 18-arched stone and cast iron structure was completed in 1805 and is the oldest and longest navigable aqueduct in Great Britain and the highest in the world.-7 picsour local (and only) tavern- The Crown Inn- in Trelawnyd 4 picsErddig home and garden in Wrexham-4picssevants bells​At the beach (North Wales) and on the short drive to the beach a few miles north of our place- 8 pics- cold as a witch’s t(whatever) and the kids are in the water- no wet suit!- most adults have more on- Beth in bundled and freezingmore Erddig pics-15shower River Dee tour in Chester-10 pics

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