Dolbadarn Castle – Castle Review

Built: Between 1220s and 1230s Location: Caernarfon LL55 4UB History: Dolbadarn Castle is a fortification built by the Welsh prince Llywelyn the Great during the early 13th century, at the base of the Llanberis Pass, in northern Wales. The castle was important both militarily and as a symbol of Llywelyn’s power and authority. The castle features a large stone keep, which historian Richard Avent considers “the…

Valle Crucis Abbey

Built: 1553-1560s Location: Llangollen LL20 8DD History: Valle Crucis was truly Welsh from the moment it was founded in 1201 by Prince Madog ap Gruffydd and the ‘white monks’ of the Cistercian order. Its Latin name (Valley of the Cross) refers to the nearby ninth-century Pillar of Eliseg, erected for the glory of a Welsh chieftain. Monks had…

Disneyland Orlando

EDIT: Due to Covid-19, this trip has been cancelled. But oh well – that just means I have more time to plan and save money for it! It just might be in a few years now 😦 My next big adventure is nearly here! And I’m so excited for it. On the 17th May 2020…