GREAT experience does not convey the pleasure we experienced while staying at Lys Lewelyn in Conwy, Wales, and meeting Alan Hughes (and, with happy fortune, his two sons, Craig and Roger, and his friend Ray.) Yes, walking the Castle walls!, having fish & chips, viewing the fabulous views - all great, but it was (appropriately) raining when we headed to the train to leave - (of course Alan helped with our bags). No words can convey the extraordinary experience of meeting Alan Hughes. We loved the location - and, with all due respect to Rick Steves - we had only tender loving care staying at Llys Lewelyn. It was heart-gripping to leave.