With the 'pup' having not left the house this last week because of a bad paw, we wanted to take him somewhere nice! (not entirely true - he doesn't care where he goes, we wanted to go somewhere different!)
We have seen Penrhyn castle from the A55 on the way to Anglesey. Since falling in love with the dog walks at Bodnant Gardens, we signed up with the National Trust and it popped up on their app as 'dog friendly'
I hope some of the pictures do it justice, it's absolutely stunning. Especially in autumn with 'the red' climbing the castle walls.
There are 3 walks to choose from, none of which we followed, we just made it up and hoped we didn't get lost.
The walled gardens are beautiful! Even on a cold and grey autumn day, it feels tropical with it's pine trees, lakes and a hut on stilts over the water garden.
We didn't get to take a look inside today but it's meant to be just as impressive as it's gothic exterior with huge windows, fine art, impressive bedrooms and 17th century wallpaper that would have been remarkable and still is, allbeit a bit faded.
With views of Snowdonia and the Menai Straits, it's the perfect place for a summer picnic with nature trails, a playground and even an outdoor gym. I can't wait to return in the summer months.
If that doesn't tickle your fancy there's a cute cafe and quite an impressive railway museum with old trains and carriages to explore.
Visit from 21st-31st October for Halloween fun which includes terror tales, face painting, hadow crafts and more.