Visiting Wales

King Arthur and Merlin permeate popular Welsh lore, but in reality, it’s the expansive countryside that creates Wales’ storybook aura. The Welsh relish rugby games and football at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, and their unique seaweed concoction, Laverbread, provides another source of Celtic pride. King Arthur and Merlin permeate popular Welsh lore, but in reality, it’s the expansive countryside that creates Wales’ storybook aura. The Welsh relish rugby games and football at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, and their unique seaweed concoction, Laverbread, provides another source of Celtic pride.    Close

Stories and Tips Wales

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A Circular Walk from Beddgelert

Written by Slug on 19 Jul, 2013

Unfortunately we didn’t have too much time to devote to hiking during our recent North Wales visit, and on the morning we set off unfortunately, Wales’ highest mountain at a touch under 3000 feet was Snowden was shrouded in low cloud. Instead of taking…Read More


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The Charles Rolls Statue

Written by Slug on 23 Jun, 2013

One of Monmouth’s more memorable attractions is its poignant statue to one of its more famous sons, Charles Rolls (of Rolls Royce fame). The statue can viewed in the centre of Monmouth’s main square at the top of Monnow Street and at the opposite end…Read More


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A visit to North Wales

Written by tvordj on 31 May, 2011

Our other day trip from Manchester was to the lovely North Wales island of Anglesey and a drive through Snowdonia National Park. We even managed to get a beautiful day for it! The skies weren't clear over Manchester mostly but, there's blue sky and sunshine…Read More


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Day Trip to Charming Conwy

Written by airynfaerie on 18 Mar, 2010

One a two-week trip to the UK, we were able to spend one day in the lovely town of Conwy in North Wales. We drove the 75 minute trip from Manchester, England, and chose Conwy because of the famous Medieval Castle which towers over the…Read More


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Rhyl

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 08 Dec, 2009

Rhyl combines with Prestatyn to create a vast summer resort area on the north coast of Wales, barely out of the River Clwyd estuary, in the Liverpool bay. Originally a fairly elegant Victorian resort, brought to prominence when railways started taking people for holidays from…Read More


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Snowdon in the Mist

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 08 Dec, 2009

Snowdon is the highest mountain in Britain outside the Scottish Highlands. At 3560ft (1,085m) it's not exactly an Alpine peak - after all you can take a TRAIN up to the top - but it is, surprisingly and wonderfully, a beautiful one, with a jagged,…Read More


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Llyn Beaches

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 07 Dec, 2009

Beaches are one of the main attractions of the Llyn peninsula in North Wales, and it can offer something to everybody: from families looking for safe sandy spreads to those into sailing, surfing, windsurfing or wakeboarding. The Llyn has almost 100 miles of coastline. The…Read More


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Llyn Peninsula Overview

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 07 Dec, 2009

Llyn peninsula, the name itself a tautology as "llyn" means "peninsula" in Irish Gaelic, is the finger of land at the top of Wales, just below Anglesey, between cardigan and Caernarfon bays. The road between Portmadog and Caernarfon can be considered to be the eastern…Read More


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Swansea Things to Do

Written by Joy S on 06 Jun, 2007

Swansea is Wales' second largest city and is modern, vibrant, and compact. It is the birthplace of Dylan Thomas who described it as "the ugly, lovely city." Catherine Zeta Jones was also born and raised in this area. During Medieval times Swansea was a prosperous…Read More


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Mumbles

Written by Joy S on 06 Jun, 2007

Mumbles is a former fishing village at the western end of Swansea Bay. There are quaint streets, a 12th century castle - Oystermouth Castle, some shops and quite a few nice looking restaurants. If you are in the Swansea area, a visit to Mumbles is…Read More


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