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Celebrating diversity the Cadw way

by Dr Sandy Gerrard

On the island of Hoy in the Orkneys a massive sandstone boulder (8.5m long by 4.47m wide) sits stranded like a whale at the bottom of a steep cliff. 506 more words


Exploring Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle in Monmouthshire, south-east Wales, is an unexpected gem.

I visited it for the first time in August and was blown away by how well preserved the late medieval castle is, its impressive arch designs and its lily-strewn moat. 44 more words

Explore The World

Exploring Raglan Castle

Walking around Raglan Castle in Monmouthshire in August I could not help but think about all those people who have stepped foot in its grounds before me. 50 more words

Explore The World

The Dragon at Rhuddlan

I’m a regular visitor to Rhuddlan Castle, which in many ways is a superior example of a Cadw castle heritage experience for me and my kids in North Wales. 563 more words

Places And Landscapes

A vegan dish for a medieval palate

While most medieval peasantry were not feasting on meat every meal – they probably didn’t cater for vegans either. Along with vegetables, a typical medieval diet in south Wales would have included a lot of cheese, eggs and fish. 283 more words

Living History

Pilgrimage Part 2: St Winefride's Holy Well Chapel

St Winefride’s Well Chapel is located in Holywell, Flintshire, North Wales.

The 15th Century chapel was built over the Well, with its crypt providing the vaulted arch ceiling to the Well chamber. 72 more words


Warkworth Castle - Castle Review

Built: 1150s

Location: Castle Terrace, Warkworth NE65 0UJ

History: Warkworth Castle and Hermitage form one of the most unusual pairs of medieval monuments in Britain. The castle was probably laid out in its present form in about 1200 and was the favoured residence of the powerful Percy family from the 14th to the 17th centuries. 428 more words