Today, I’m taking you on an extraordinary journey through two charming places in England that we combined into an unforgettable weekend. It was a true expedition, full of challenges and amazing moments. We began with the ascent to conquer Snowdon summit for the third time. This time, we opted for a weekend trip with an overnight stay to give ourselves time to acclimate to the mountain winds.
Our first stop was the city of Chester—a true gem that we immediately fell in love with upon entering. This place exudes history and charm.
Chester is the only city in England that has preserved its medieval character and architecture. In the city center, you can admire beautiful historic buildings and a magnificent cathedral that exudes Gothic style. Inside the cathedral, you’ll find a beautiful garden, a perfect spot for a cup of coffee and a moment of relaxation.
For history enthusiasts, collectors gather in one of the rooms, displaying artifacts from the past, where you can admire their treasures and even make a purchase.
Don’t forget to try the local cakes—it’s a true delight for the taste buds. And the best part is, entry to the cathedral is free, though you can always leave a voluntary donation.
As you stroll through the streets of Chester, it’s impossible not to notice the beautiful city walls known as the „Chester City Walls.” These ancient fortifications are impressive and allow you to travel through time. Nearby is the famous Victoria Clock, which is not only a tourist attraction but also part of the city’s history.
Chester is one of the most beautiful cities in the United Kingdom, full of energy and joie de vivre. The historic houses and streets add to its unique charm. While walking its streets, you may come across talented musicians who brighten the day with their music.
After visiting Chester, we moved on to the picturesque seaside town of Caernarfon. It’s a peaceful place with beautiful castle walls and a charming square where you can find restaurants and cafes.
Caernarfon comes to life in the evenings, offering pleasant walks by the sea and the atmosphere of this lovely town. Our hotel was stylish and wonderfully equipped, providing us with a comfortable rest.
The next day, early in the morning, we set off to conquer Mount Snowdon.
This was my third attempt due to a fear of heights that hindered me before. We started our climb at 7:42 am, equipped with appropriate footwear and provisions. Despite a light rain at the beginning, the views were amazing.
No photos can capture the beauty of the landscape and the fresh air.
The higher we went, the harder it became, but the pride of overcoming our own limitations gave us strength. The weather was unforgiving, with rain and strong winds, but still, reaching the summit, we felt immense satisfaction. The view at 1085 meters above sea level was the reward worth achieving. At the summit, there’s a center where you can rest, eat your supplies, and have a warm cup of tea. Another unforgettable element was making a wish at the summit, coinciding with the upcoming birthdays.
Descending from the mountain, we had the opportunity to admire the beautiful views and charming sheep once again. This weekend of conquering Snowdon summit, exploring Chester, and discovering Caernarfon showed us that we can overcome any difficulties. This feeling of fulfillment and self-assurance is priceless. If you have a dream, pursue it—because although the road may be challenging, the views of the destination are amazing. It’s these moments that stay in our memories forever and add color to our lives.