Wales Journals

Wandering in Wales

A travel journal to Wales by BawBaw

Highgate Farm Photo, Wales, United Kingdom More Photos
Quote: This journal contains snippets from our travels in Wales during April 2008 and June 2011--each time with a different grandson in tow. These have been our only journeys to Wales, and both visits were part of a first journey abroad for the boys.

Bryn Celli Ddu

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Attraction | "The Longest Day at Bryn Celli Ddu"

Bryn Celli Ddu Photo, Llanddaniel Fab, Isle of Anglesey
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June on the Isle of Anglesey is lovely. The countryside is green and lush, and the air is mild—much cooler than we would expect in the American heartland. Views include the distant mountains of Snowdonia, the gently rolling hills of the island itself, and spectacular shorelines. It is also a landscape steeped in both history and prehistory.One of the most impressive sites we found on Anglesey belongs to the latter category. Bryn Celli Ddu is believed to have originated as a henge monument with a stone circle, built about 6,000 years ago. Roughly a thousand years later, the stone circle was dismantled and a passage tomb surrounded with large kerb stones (like those found around passage t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 6, 2012

Bryn Celli Ddu
Island of Anglesey
Llanddaniel Fab, Wales

Highgate Farm

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Hotel | "Highgate Haven"

Highgate Farm Photo, Wales, United Kingdom
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Himself and Yours Truly stayed at Highgate Farm near Newtown in April 2008, when we took our then-11-year-old grandson on his first trip to Britain. We chose Highgate because it offered self-catering cottages and because it was a farm. We were traveling for 2 weeks, and we thought that by the second week of our trip our grandson would need a sense of home to fend off homesickness. He would also need room to run and release boyish energy. Highgate was perfect on both counts.Highgate Farm is picture perfect as a destination unto itself. It has trails for walking through rolling hills with lovely views of the Welch countryside. It has a beautifully landscaped pond right behind the two of the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 20, 2010

Highgate Farm
Nr. Newtown, Montgomeryshire
Wales, United Kingdom
+44 (0)1686 623 763