Although I grew up with all of the typical fancies and notions about castles – my knowledge of Britain’s castles wouldn’t make a drop in a moat. So I decided to re-examine three castles I’ve visited in the past, and see what new lessons I could learn from their architecture and history. This is not […]
When you are next in Britain try this. No matter where you are stand in one spot and slowly turn around a full 360 degrees. As you turn shift your vision from the horizon to your feet. Notice everything around you at every degree, far and near, large and small.
For a castle that awes in terms of size, few can compare to Caerphilly Castle near Cardiff in Wales. It is the largest castle in Wales, covering nearly 30 acres of land, and it is the second largest in the whole of Britain and Ireland.
Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus! Happy Saint David’s Day! Today, all around the world, the Welsh are proudly celebrating the feast day of St. David, the patron saint of Wales.
While many people were feverishly tracking down red roses, chocolates and dinner reservations this month, some of the Welsh were celebrating for the second time.
The following is a guest post. Do you believe in ghosts? Britain has a well-deserved reputation of being the most haunted country in the world. On more than one occasion I have taken a skeptic American back to the land of my birth and visited places on this list and, on each and every occasion, […]
Every country has its own Christmas traditions and folklore, so today I will tell you a little of what makes Wales tick as midwinter approaches and we all hunker down for the festive season.
The following is a guest post. When visiting the UK it is easy to get swept up in the buzz and electricity of the big cities, the hum of people and buses, bustling about. And that familiar rusty glow that lingers in the sky, thwarting all but brightest of stars. The call of British cities […]
The following is a guest post. Hidden away four miles inland from the sea, in between twisting country roads, fields of grazing cattle, weaving rivers and hills of grass-covered slate, is a magical place called Dolgoch Falls. Dolgoch is Welsh for “Red Meadow” and I assume the red referred to comes from the middle vein […]