A weekend away for seven architecture in Wales

A weekend away for seven architecture in Wales

The seven architecture team have recently enjoyed the annual Wales weekend – a great opportunity for our teams across the UK to get together and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Wales has to offer.

Harlech Castle is a stunning example of architecture in Wales

On Friday we all met up at Harlech Castle in west Wales. Overlooking the sea, the castle is a stunning medieval fortification with some fascinating architectural features that we loved exploring. The only disadvantage of such a prominent spot atop a spur of rock is the weather – it was rather windy at the top!

Despite the rain later that evening, Simon and Ian stuck to their barbecue plans and produced a great dinner for us all back at the house. By the next morning, the weather had improved and we were out on our bikes.

A bike trip for seven architecture in Wales

We completed a 12 mile stretch of the Mawddach Estuary Trail, on the route of the former Fairbourne Railway between Mawddach and Penmaenpool. Many stopped at the 6 mile mark for a well-deserved drink at the pub, with others bravely carrying on to the next town of Dolgellau completing a 20 mile ride. After all that exercise it was time to refuel with afternoon tea!

Gathered around the barbecue at our weekend away - seven architecture in Wales

Saturday evening brought us to our annual pub quiz, hosted by Simon. We’re a fairly competitive bunch, and the top spot was stolen from the reigning champions – so we have a new team to beat next year!

We had a fantastic weekend and can’t wait for next year’s event. A few photos of what we got up to are posted below.

The view from the top of Harlech Castle Looking across the Welsh countryside On our bikes in Wales A beautiful sunset at the end of our weekend in Wales