Collected by Dianne Stewart
49 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1AU, UK
While in Cardiff over the weekend I visited the covered market in the city and my daugher (who goes to Cardiff University) insisted that I try a Welsh cake. This one had jam in it. We then found a cup of coffee and sat down to take a breather and...
Llanrwst LL26 0PN, UK
Entering through the massive castle gate into the courtyard, we were first greeted by a large peacock with brilliant blue and green feathers. After ringing the bell, Judy, one of the owners, suddenly emerged from a stunning wooden door. After...
National Cycle Route 8, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon LD3 7YS, UK
In rural Wales, some of the best—and often the only—accommodations are rental cottages. Among the many good networks, Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages is popular with film crews visiting Brecon Beacons National Park. A 10-person stone farmhouse...
Felinfach, Brecon LD3 0UB, UK
Hailed as the country’s best pub by The Good Pub Guide, The Felin Fach Griffin in Brecon harvests much of its produce from a generous kitchen garden out back. Liz Knight, owner of the wild herb company Forage, leads outings to search for nettles...
Illanreagh, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Under the Thatch specializes in quirky accommodations scattered throughout the country, including a painted gypsy caravan in the lake district of Mid Wales, an 18th-century former gamekeeper’s cottage in Snowdonia National Park, and a former...
Pontneathvaughan Rd, Glynneath, Neath SA11 5NR, UK
The trail led to Sgwd Gwladus, a waterfall named after one of the daughters of Brycheinog in Celtic legend. She fell in love with a young man named Einson who has a waterfall named after him upstream. Gwladus could never be with Einson in life but...
Castle Grounds, Lews Castle Grounds, Isle of Lewis HS2 0XP, UK
Wander around the Castle Grounds to work off your lunch. Here you can enjoy the greenery on the mile-long walk along the Creed River, watch for the wildlife that lives in the woods, or encounter the remains of local history and legend, like the...
49 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1AU, UK
The Cardiff Central Market originally opened in 1891, at the site of an old jail. The market retains that old world feeling with vendors selling everything from meat and eggs to trendy clothing on the ground floor, while up top there is a walk way...
St David’s Shopping Centre, 1 Bridge St, Cardiff CF10 2EF, UK
In St. David's Shopping Center in the heart of the Welsh capital of Cardiff you can enjoy some really tasty American food - diner style! It isn't one of those sleek aluminum style diners on the outside (because its in a shopping mall) but the...
Tintern Abbey, Tintern NP16 6SE, UK
The 12th century abbey, now only ruins, sits on the River Wye, just across the border from England. These ruins have inspired many including William Wordsworth, Lord Tennyson and even Allen Ginsberg. The British painter, J.W.M. Turner also painted...
Cwmcerrig Farm,Gorslas, Gorslas, Llanelli SA14 7HU, UK
If you are in search of Welsh produce, unusual foods, European specialties, artisan & fine wines, traditionally made sweets and cakes, food prepared for your private functions and celebrations, or a quality meal prepared with the freshest...
King St, Laugharne, Carmarthen SA33 4FA, UK
I am not sure how many sunny days Wales gets but we sure got a few while visiting this past week. It was a cold but beautiful day for walking about. And what better thing than walking by a castle? Laugharne was probably founded in the early 12th...
Caerleon, Newport, UK
The remains of some 75 amphitheaters have been located in widely scattered areas of the Roman Empire. The amphitheater in Caerleon is the best preserved example in Britain. Known probably since the Middle Ages as King Arthur's Round Table, until...
Llangathen, Carmarthen SA32 8QH, UK
Before visiting Wales I searched online for what to see and do there and Aberglasney House and Garden was on the list one should not miss while visiting Wales. While visiting I understood why. Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley of...
Middleton Hall, Llanarthne SA32 8HN, UK
A great thing to do while visiting South Wales, whether it's winter or summer, rain or shine, is to visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales. January is free to enter and even though it's cold outside and not much is growing outside, the indoor...
Castle St, Cardiff CF10 3RB, UK
A trip to South Wales would not be complete without visiting Cardiff, the country's capital. Our interest was Cardiff Castle. Since it's the low season, the castle was not crowded at all. We found parking very easy and not far from the castle....
Ffordd Capel Deunant, Aberdaron, Pwllheli LL53 8BP, UK
The new 870-mile Wales Coast Path knits coastal wilds with the northern highlands and the eastern hill country that borders England. Here are three standout sections: The 30-mile Llyn Peninsula in northwest Wales (above) drew streams of pilgrims...
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