The Llechwedd Caverns

The Brits sometimes joke and say Wales is a region that ‘roofed the world’ and it seems last week it also carried my lunch! This is usually referred to the substantial amount of slate Wales produced and sent across Europe, the US and Australia during the 19th century. Slate is a basically a rock that was…

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Bodnant Garden

When we plan our trips we usually try to find attractions that aren’t very strenuous especially for elder people. The summer before we visited Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens and everyone enjoyed it. We decided to find more gardens to explore so last summer we headed to Bodnant Garden. I was worried it would be boring…

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Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle is a peculiar kind of building. For one thing it isn’t really as old as it looks. It was built in the 19th century on the grounds of an originally fortified medieval manor. It was built by Thomas Hopper who was commissioned by George Day Hawkins-Pennant. Hopper ditched the customary gothic design customary at…

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