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My recent trip to North Wales

Just after Easter I organised a small family get together with the grown-up children and their partners to celebrate Mr Husband’s sixtieth birthday. Yes the big 6O and he is still able to dig holes! 607 more words


Caerleon: amphitheatre

The amphitheatre is located outside the Roman legionary fortress at Isca Silurum (Caerleon). It was probably constructed c. AD 90.  The buttresses supporting the banks can be  clearly seen around the southern entrance that provided one of the two main access points to the arena. 27 more words

Heritage Sites

Din Lligwy

Despite being uninspiringly refered to as a ‘hut group’, everyone should visit Din Lligwy, Moelfre, Anglesey. It is truly among the most remarkable of archaeological sites to visit. 755 more words

Places And Landscapes

Valle Crucis Abbey

Valle Crucis is Latin for Valley of the Cross.  The abbey was founded by Cistercian monks in the winter of 1201 and was dissolved 336 years later in 1537 with Henry VIII’s suppression of the monasteries. 103 more words

North Wales

Benedictine Abbeys in State Care

Battle Abbey, Sussex. The Abbey was founded on the site of William I’s victory at the battle of Hastings. It seems likely that it was founded at some point after 1070, and the choir of the new abbey was consecrated in 1076. 579 more words

Heritage Sites

Caernarfon Castle, Wales

I love castles. Especially the medieval castles of North Wales. UNESCO agree with me, since they made The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd… 491 more words



Many ‘unseen gems’ that are not usually open to the public along with very well known Cadw sites will be open and welcoming thousands of visitors; a chance to really discover the inside stories of these incredible sites with guided tours on offer at many venues. 66 more words

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