Pen y Fan, Wales – At the head of the Valleys

In the centre of Wales lies Brecon Beacons National Park, which contains a mountain range of the same name (Brecon Beacons). One of these mountains is Pen y Fan. A lot of these valleys have streams or small rivers in them that are still eroding them, continuing what small glaciers started 13,000 - 15,000 years … Continue reading Pen y Fan, Wales – At the head of the Valleys

Ystradfellte Waterfalls, Wales – Welsh Waterfall Wellness

As discussed in my previous post about Castell Dinas, Powys is the home of the Brecon Beacons National Park and beautiful nature! One of the areas of Brecon Beacons is called Waterfall Country at the head of the Valley of Neath where many waterfalls can be found and are easily accessed. One such set of waterfalls … Continue reading Ystradfellte Waterfalls, Wales – Welsh Waterfall Wellness

Castell Ddinas, Wales – Ancient defences

Castell Ddinas was the highest castle in England and Wales. It dates back to the Iron Age, which in Britain was between 600BC and 50AD. Along with many castles in Wales, such as Caerphilly Castle, the Normals built the now ruins during their conquest of Wales in the early 1070s. A Norman castle The Norman … Continue reading Castell Ddinas, Wales – Ancient defences

Caerphilly Castle, Wales – A Staple of BBC shows and documentaries

The largest castle, Caerphilly Castle, in Wales (and the second largest in Britain) has quite a long and bloody history reaching back almost 800 years. A multitude of families have held the castle over the years. It has been both loyal and rebel to the country, and has set a few records in its time. … Continue reading Caerphilly Castle, Wales – A Staple of BBC shows and documentaries

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales – Mum wants to live by the sea

Pembrokeshire is well known for its Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Can you guess where it is?Pembrokeshire. Can you guess what it contains? The majority of the Pembrokeshire coast. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is also the only national park in the UK created primarily for coastal areas. The only non-contiguous parts are a few port … Continue reading Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales – Mum wants to live by the sea

Oystermouth Castle, Wales – Guarding the Bay

One of the castles overlooking Swansea Bay is Oystermouth Castle in Mumbles, the village of the rich just outside of the city of Swansea. Oystermouth Castle has a thousand-year-old history, although the present castle of stone has only been standing for around 800 years (and underwent refurbishment, meaning they added a few things like a visitors … Continue reading Oystermouth Castle, Wales – Guarding the Bay

Three Cliffs Bay, Wales – A coastal retreat

Are you looking for an unlikely beach where there aren't many people? Would you consider going anywhere north of Ibiza? Well, if you answered yes to these questions (or at least the second one), then have I got a beach to show you!! This is Three Cliffs Bay: Not far from the city of Swansea … Continue reading Three Cliffs Bay, Wales – A coastal retreat