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北威爾斯 鐵道遊 4. Conwy城堡

在北威爾斯的保存鐵路上渡過了美滿的一日後,我再次回到海岸,到另一古城參觀。 雖是鐵道遊,因有偉大的Engineering Work「保佑」,結果只能坐巴士。殘念… 沒要緊。本篇的賣點是Conwy(康威城?)一日遊。Conwy是北威爾斯海岸線上一個被城牆環繞的寧靜古城,跟早前到過的Caernarfon一樣有座世界遺產級的城堡。同是愛德華一世入侵威爾斯後的傑作,Conwy相比下來沒有首都的奢華,卻更增一點實用性。沒有Caernarfon羅馬神話的庇佑指導,Conwy建城的理由簡單得很:那地自中世紀以來就已是兵家必爭之地,總要建座城堡保衛一下。 而且,除了三月例牌的英倫灰,Conwy看來是個宜居的地方?

The Great North Welsh Railway Journey: 4-Conwy

Having transversed Conwy valley yesterday, I arrived at its namesake walled town. Roughly midway on the road between Chester and Holyhead, Conwy (anglicised as Conway) has been an important travel outpost for Ireland since the Middles Ages, and the postcard-perfect little town is home to another World Heritage Castle.

北威爾斯・鐵路遊:3.礦城記

坐最威爾斯的蒸汽路線,沿著名的古老鐵軌,到大概英國以至世界上最漂亮的灰色城市。

The Great North Welsh Railway Journey: 3– Ffestiniog

Ffestiniog Railway to Blaenau Ffestiniog: what is quite possibly the most beautiful grey town, with the oldest railway company in the United Kingdom.

北威爾斯・鐵道遊:2.高原鐵路

上回遊過Caernarfon城堡,本日正式開始蒸汽火車之旅。 英國是蒸汽火車的發明地,但自六十年代後已絕跡於日常用的網絡內。要坐它們,需要找保存鐵路。所謂保存鐵路 (Preserved Railways),指的是由發燒友或是以慈善形式運作,作為旅遊景點的鐵路。它們大多是被淘汰廢棄的舊線,被志願者接收後再煥發第二春。 在這熱愛舊事的國度,保存鐵路愈發的受歡迎,英國南北大大小小的路線有上百個。 北威爾斯是個蝕錢保存鐵路滿佈的區域:這裡以往是採石礦的重鎮,有很多被保存下來的舊石礦鐵路等著遊人一坐。今天先坐的是威爾斯高原鐵路(Welsh Highland Railway)。 又或其威爾斯語名字:”Rheilffordd Eryri”。不要問我怎樣讀。 威爾斯高原鐵路,是發燒友數十年的努力而成的一條路線,穿過Snowdonia國家公園,連接Caernarfon和本日第一目的地Porthmadog,一個寧靜的港口城市。

The Great North Welsh Railway Journey – 2. Highland Railway to Porthmadog

At over 25 miles in length and almost two hours in duration, it is no fairground ride either. It is a proper working railway going through some of the most spectacular landscape of Snowdonia, propelled by steam.

北威爾斯・鐵道遊-1.加拿分城 (Caernarfon)

背著背包,來趟無故而隨興的鐵路旅行。 大概因國際交通不便,北威爾斯不是遊英國的大路選擇。但對一個鐵道迷來說,這角落立時變成旅遊熱點:由世上第一條保存鐵路到數條蒸汽觀光線,北威爾斯是個我一直想到的地方。 某天被困圖書館時,在網上看見兩條響往已久的路線快將重開,看看時間剛好是較空閒的週末。於是便像旅遊廣告一樣,沒太多考慮的便訂了票。

飛越泰唔士河-倫敦吊車

遊倫敦要過泰唔士河,可以經橋步行駕車坐巴士,也可以坐地鐵橫渡,更可以遊船河。不過現在還有個新選擇:坐在一個懸掛於河上九十米高空的鐵箱裡。坐吊車!

Cross the Thames Up in the Air: Emirates Air Line

Cross the Thames Up in the Air: Emirates Air Line

There are many ways you can cross the Thames in London. Besides walking, roads, trains and tubes, you can also chose to cross via a rope hanging ninety metres above the water.

The Great North Welsh Railway Journey – 1. Caernarfon

North Wales. The idea began on a facebook scroll. The image was stereotypically grey. I was, fittingly, in a library...

英式詞彙記:放假去旅行

英國人最響往放假,開口閉口的不是天氣就是最近旅行的地點情節,英文也自然的有一堆形容不同假期和旅程的詞語。最例牌指放假的字,當然就是Holiday。

Monopoly – Durham Student Edition!

Where nostalgia for Durham meets January procrastination. Monopoly board for Durham Students, along with Chance and Community Chest!

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