A warm welcome greeted us at The Royal Victoria Hotel, a rather grand looking building with stunning views and an incredible backdrop. Our room was lovely, extremely comfortable with everything we could possibly have needed.
We spent the evening having a meal in the bar, Ollie had a kid’s burger and chips and I had steak and guiness pie, chips and veg and both meals were delicious. We shared Ollie’s chocolate fudge cake and ice-cream which was scrummy!
When Ollie woke up on Sunday morning, he said that his bed was the most comfortable he’d ever slept in which is praise indeed!
Breakfast was taken whilst appreciating the incredible scenery and the staff were incredibly kind to Ollie fulfilling his request for a bacon sandwich! I’d definitely recommend this hotel for a stay in this area.
For more details about the hotel, you can go to their website http://www.royalvictoria.co.uk,
We headed off for The National Slate Museum which was just a short walk away from the hotel in the shadow of Elidir mountain. Walking here, we had the most stunning view across the lake which I just had to stop and take a photo of but unfortunately the photo doesn’t quite do it as much justice as the reality.
You could almost feel the history of the place in your bones and could close your eyes and imagine the place as it was many many years ago.
The tiny cottages where the quarrymen lived were fascinating to see, the history of the slate industry incredibly interesting to learn about and it was the enormous waterwheel that impressed Ollie the most! It certainly made me as an adult and Ollie as a 7 year old, stop and think about how water powered the machinery way before computers were invented.
This incredible place is packed full of interesting talks, workshops and demonstrations to keep you busy and educate you about this fascinating place. There is a cafe on site, if you wish to grab a coffee and a cake or a lunchtime snack too. A great visit! We’d love to come back and visit again some time.