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Open Doors Cardiff 2014!

Oh by heck, it’s that time of year again when those hidden nooks and crannies around our city throw their doors open for you nosey lot to go and have a poke around! 3,961 more words

Local Culture / Music / Arts

Guides for Tretower

Tretower is a delightful site nestling into the Brecon Beacons close to Abergavenny. My earliest guide is a blue Ministry of Public Buildings and Works (MPBW) Official Guide-book for Tretower Court (3rd edition1959, 3rd impression 1963), cost one shilling . 297 more words


Weobley Castle

Across the bay from where I live in Llanelli, high above the coastal salt marsh stands Weobley Castle. The castle dates from the 14th century & today is in remarkable condition for its age. 59 more words


Inspiring landscapes: the magic of prehistoric megaliths.

For many thousands of years, enormous mounds of earth and rock have been found in parts of north-western Europe without explanation. People conjured stories to explain the origins of these structures, from tales of giants who run across countries, dropping stones as they go, to the monuments as homes of the fairies. 276 more words


Urgent works to listed buildings & the Heritage Bill

Guest post by IHBC Wales Chair, Nathan Blanchard:

As we know one of the major barriers to local authorities deploying urgent works notice powers is the issue of recovering their monies post works (especially in these more straightened times) and the risks inherent in the present process. 290 more words


Rhuddlan and Denbigh Castles

Today I visited the excavations at Hen Caerwys for a second time and then on to two medieval castles in North Wales: both properties of Cadw and both originally dating to the thirteenth century. 493 more words

Places And Landscapes