Ironbridge and Caernarfon – Day 6

We left our hotel and headed off to Wales. Some sights along the way.

Our first stop is Ironbridge.  This is where the industrial revolution began.  The method used to smelt iron was revised to use coke making it cheaper.
It is a village on the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England.  Ironbridge developed beside, and takes its name from the famous Iron Bridge, a 100 ft cast iron bridge that was built across the river in 1779.
Of course, I am on this trip so the bridge is covered with scaffolding and the road was closed – starting today.

 The toll house for the bridge.

 A lot of people got a pork pie to take on the coach.

A fitting car for here.

 A road map.
Now it was back on the coach to go to Llangollen.

 We stopped in this store to find out about the Love Spoons.


The sign above the store – is the name of the store in Welsh.
And finally to Caernarfon – and our next hotel.
We dropped our bags and went on a short walking tour of the city.  We had plans for dinner so it had to be short.
 An example of a sign – Welsh is a difficult language.
We walked down to the castle – 

Here is the square –

And we made reservations for tomorrow night at this restaurant.

But for tonight we have a host dinner with a family from this town.  We met a simply delightful couple – Angela and Mike Beverley.  We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and Angela’s homemade wine.  We were surprised when we saw that they had pictures of American Presidents hanging in their house.  Some good discussion regarding both of our countries.  A lovely evening that made our trip.