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What's your morning brew ~ coffee or a nice cup of tea? *(Comment below!)
Love this shot taken just a few days ago by @adrianmcgarry
in Wales of this 530~year old building, which is now a popular tea room. The Virginia creeper covering the Tu Hwnt i'r Bont tearooms in Llanrwst has just started turning red so it's a perfect time to head over and scoff a scone (or three!)
Aye, this is the home of the Welsh Scone! The decision made by the original leaseholder, over half a century ago, to turn Tu Hwnt i’r Bont into a traditional Welsh Tea Room has proved to be a success. To this day the recipe for the scones remains true and continues to be a well kept secret. It's rather incredible to think this building, covered in that lovely creeping vine, was constructed circa 1480AD. This time of year it's lovely and green and turns an incredible bright red in the autumn. So beautiful. Tu Hwnt i’r Bont has a long history but over the years it fell into disrepair. Thankfully it was saved by the fine folks at the National Trust for us all to enjoy.
Llanrwst itself is a very ancient town, and was first mentioned as early as 954 AD. Many parts of Wales feel deeply magical and steeped in incredible history. For instance, close by is the village of Llangernyw, which holds a special church many centuries old. The site it stands on was sacred thousands of years before it was built. In fact, the churchyard contains the oldest living thing in Wales ~ a yew tree which botanists believe to be over 3,000 years old ~ dating it's origins to sometime in the prehistoric Bronze Age.
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**Repost by @indigo.angel.kimmer