Llandudno: A real wonderland

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Since I revisited Conwy, it was only right I visited Llandudno again, especially since there so close by. ( You can read more about my first visit here). Its only a 13-minute car drive away, 22-minute train ride away, or you could catch the tour bus, like I did. If your visiting one consider visiting the other as they are both worth the small journey.

Like Conwy, the first time I visited I didn’t have enough time to explore properly, so this time I got to enjoy it alot more.

The real wonderland of Alice

Llandudno is the place where the real Alice (Alice Liddell) used to holiday. The Alice who Lewis Carroll based his famous book Alice in Wonderland on.

There are many features of the book all around. The Alice in wonderland trails map and souvenir can be purchased at the tourist centre. I never did this, however I did visit Happy Valley, which has a few of the featured trails.

Happy Valley

This place took me right back to my childhood years. So Cute!

I couldn’t help but think, how my eight year old self would have loved to have explored the trail. I loved the story as a child.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, stay tuned for more.

Stay blessed

Natalie ❤

Chester England: This place gave me the shivers

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St John the Baptist Church sits in a beautiful location on top of a cliff overlooking the River dee. It was founded in around the late 7th century by the Anglo Saxons, and used to be the former cathedral of chester in the early middle ages.

Church ruins

it operates today as a fully functioning parish church, but also features a number of ruins which used to be part of the Church which were left in ruin after the dissolution of the monasteries.

The spooky coffin

Engraved in the walls is the most bizarre phenomena your most likely to see here. This coffin bearing the words Dust to Dust!

I tried to find out the story behind this, but kept coming across myth stories such as ‘it’s the coffin of a murdered monk’

As much as we all love a good dramatic story the most believable was: It’s a rare survival of a medieval coffin that was discovered during renovation or grave digging in or around the 1840s.

What is unclear is that no-one seems to know why it has been positioned here. Maybe it’s was to attract tourists or to create some made up mythological stories. Who knows! But what I can say is, this is a bit of a spooky place and the coffin only adds to it. I came here alone and can honestly say it sent shivers down my spine besides this, I thought it was a great place to experience. Unfortunately I didn’t get to go inside the church as it was closed at the time of visiting.

Location

if you would like to visit here you can find it at: Vicars Ln, Chester, CH1 1SN

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Stay blessed

Natalie x

Chester, England: The almost roman capital city of Britain

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I vsited this fascinating city back in April of this year. The visit came after discovering the city may have been, or at least planned by the Romans to become their capital city. There has been a growing speculation of this over the years after the discovery of a Roman maps for the city.

I wouldn’t mind, but I’ve been here before and didn’t realise just how historical this place is.

A bit about Chester

Chester is situated in the northwest of England. It was founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st century A.D.

It’s captivating beauty and distinctive character makes it one of the UK’s well liked destinations.

The place where the Romans trooped to war, the Vikings caused destruction and the Normans defeated the Anglo Saxons. And with that being said, you’ll probably know there is plenty of rich history in this little city.

Over the next few posts I will be sharing the places I come across whilst here.

Until next time☺

Natalie x