Prestatyn, Wales

I’m casting my mind back to 2019, the glory days when we could just jump in the car and drive to wherever we fancied. In September of that year we had a bit of a road trip to Wales, part of which was a belated 60th birthday treat for me. We visited Prestatyn, a coastal town where some friends of ours lived. It’s always good to be shown around a place by people who know the area well. We would never have known of the very steep and winding (scary) road which leads high above the town. This very attractive pub is about half-way up, sadly it wasn’t open, but I was able to have a walk around the beautiful garden. The pub is called Eagle and Child, it’s known locally as the Bird and Bastard!

Eagle and Child  (Bird and bastard)

Eagle and Child  (Bird and bastard)

Someone spends a lot of time cutting this hedge.
Eagle and Child  (Bird and bastard)

Considering this was September and is half-way up a hill there’s an amazing amount of colour around. I think Wales does have a very much milder climate than Scotland has. They also call hills mountains for some strange reason.

Eagle and Child  (Bird and bastard)

Eagle and Child 5(Bird and bastard)

You get a lovely view looking down to the town and the Irish Sea and over to Rhyl from the top of the hill, but I hope that no drivers actually partake of the booze in the pub, it was bad enough going back down the road with a completely sober driver!
View from hill , Prestatyn, Wales

View from hill , Prestatyn, Wales

6 thoughts on “Prestatyn, Wales

  1. Simply loved this tour, and what a gorgeous view from high up overlooking the Irish Sea–love it! And ah, yes, glory days–when will they come again? I can’t wait for the day when it’s safe to visit friends and my nephew in Boston. But I want to go everywhere in New England, and I expect everyone in the Northeast feels pretty much the same. Actually, my very first trip will be to bookstores!! And yarn shops. What about you?

    • Judith,
      I’ll definitely be hitting the bookshops, if there are any left! I have a list of places and people we want to visit and I keep adding to it, but we’ll be sticking to Scotland and the north of England when we are eventually allowed to travel. It’ll be lovely to be able to go to restaurants and out for afternoon tea too. Places I never got around to seeing when there was always tomorrow to do it!

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