Published by The Independent on July 31, 2020. Click here for original.
Despite the post-pandemic measures, North Wales retains its charm, finds Joey Tyson.
A group of drinkers huddle under a temporary marquee outside The Unicorn pub, sheltering from the driving rain. It’s the first weekend since lockdown began that Wales is open to tourists, and, in true British holiday spirit, it’s absolutely chucking it down.
Not that it seems to bother anyone in Dolgellau, North Wales. Since 13 July, pubs, cafes and restaurants with ‘outside space’ have been allowed to serve food and drink, and people are making the most of it – even if it means getting a bit wet in a repurposed car park.