Our travels have brought us to numerous cities of great significance and historical importance. Those were amazing experiences we will never forget but the countryside is something of a different league.
The countryside is good for your soul.
It was one of the best decisions we have made to escape the city just for 2 days in Wales. We had one of the most amazing countryside breaks! We drove 140 miles from Nottingham to Dolgellau. It took us about 3 hours through the motorway for the first part and then the smaller winding country roads. Dolgellau is situated in the Gwynedd county in the north-west of Wales.
We were quite tired from the drive and had a peaceful rest that night at Y Meirionnydd. After decades of living in a city, we do sometimes forget how nice it is to have a quiet night free from the blaring sirens and noisy vehicles. We loved our time at this hotel and the staff were really hospitable. The breakfast was an absolute delight! Take a stroll around this little town and enjoy the beautiful stone buildings.
We checked out in the wee hours on our second night because we were rushing to Duxford for an appointment. The staff was very kind to prepare a breakfast pack for our long drive to Duxford because we had no breakfast the following morning. Amazing!
Our little escape to the country bought us to Cregennan Lakes. We took a 5 mile drive from Dolgellau and had the most surreal time trekking around the awesome place. The clouds were low that day which meant we couldn't really get nice shots of the clear waters and its pebbles below. With no other human in sight, we had the company of the landscape and an occasional sheep.
The ABSOLUTE silence was refreshing. The experience of such magnificent natural beauty brought healing to our souls. In the stillness of this awesome place, we found peace. If you need a place to find inspiration for your new book, painting or blog, we strongly recommend coming here! The place is even more stunning when it is sunny. We hope to visit again when the sun is out!
You can also visit the following from Dolgellau:
The rest of Snowdonia National Park
Hike or walk up Cadair Idris
If you are in the UK for a vacation and need to break from the hustle and bustle of the city, take a drive to Dolgellau and visit the Cregennan Lakes!
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