|This was inside our youth hostel. I was delighted with the Welsh & English signs.|
Above the quarry, our first stop was Craig Lwyd, a Neolithic 'axe factory'. We were shown the face of a huge rock and could see ancient (and more modern) chips in the rock used for axes.
|The rock face.|
Beyond Craig Lwyd was Penmaenmawr, a prehistoric landscape filled with stone circles and other monuments dotted throughout the uplands. There was also an ancient walkway which we went along.
|A wee stone circle.|
|Our glamorous hard-hats & high-vis vests!|
|A shy Welsh mountain pony!|
|This is a fuzzy picture, and you probably can't even see them, but there were cats on the wall! In Wales! I had a happy "Child's Christmas in Wales" moment.|
Our next stop was to see the Great Orme Bronze age copper mines. We traveled through a delightful seaside village to get there.
|I think the town we were in was called Llandudno.|
|AND we got to go on an old-fashioned tram! Bliss!|
|My friend Jamie enjoying the ride in the tramcar.|
|Hayley and Jamie.|
|Ooh! Bits of human bone!|
|Approaching the bronze age mines.|
|Inside the mine!|
Our last stop of the day was Deganwy hillfort. This had been an early medieval hillfort, with a later castle built atop it. Very little remains of the castle, as Conwy castle, situated across the bay, was built instead.
|A fragment of a corner of a wall still remaining.|
|Remnants of a gate-house perhaps?|
|I was so intrigued by the small, broken pieces of wall here and there.|
|After the trip I walked down into Conwy.|
|The post office in Conwy.|