My Top 8 Welsh Churches

Wales is a country full of chapels and churches. Our places of worship are often sited in wild, remote, sacred and utterly beautiful landscapes, much like their Celtic Christian ancestors. Throughout my study of Welsh History at university, it became clear to me that this ‘remoteness’ and being on the periphery of England has resulted in Wales maintaining…

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My Top History Podcasts

I do A LOT of travelling with my job. Sometimes I feel like I’m constantly on the road. As you can imagine, it gets a tad boring after a while. There’s only so many times you can listen to Taylor Swift on Radio One during a two hour drive without wanting to gouge your eyes out. That’s…

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Pristine Presteigne

Picture the scene – pink roses rambling around the cottage door, local residents on the way to church, timber framed shops lining once-medieval streets. Sounds like the picture postcard perfect English town scene doesn’t it? Only this town is in Wales. Welcome to Presteigne. Presteigne is in modern-day Powys, but literally straddles the England – Wales…

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The Church With The Hidden Treasure – St Anno’s Church, Llananno

If you live in Wales, there is a good chance you have passed this treasure chest of a church and not even realised. On the A483 between Llandrindod Wells and Newtown the small church of Llananno sits in isolation, hidden in a small dip of the valley next to the River Ithon. It has almost been…

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The Crooked Church – St Martin’s Church, Cwmyoy

If you go down to the Black Mountains today, you’re in for a big surprise. Most people will head straight for either imposing Llanthony Priory in its picturesque setting, or the nearby Church of St Issui at Partishow with its famous wall paintings. However, there is a hidden treasure of a church that tops them all…

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Historygram – The Top Accounts to Follow for Medieval Manuscripts

In the battle of e-reader versus book, I will choose book every single time. In my eyes, nothing can beat the thrill of the turn of the page. Books are things of beauty and creators of worlds, and e-readers just cannot compete with the untangible magic that the written word possesses. It is for the same reasons that…

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Saint Fagans National Museum of History – Part 2

Welcome back to the second part of my blog post about fabulous Saint Fagans – the UK’s first ever open-air museum, situated near Cardiff in Wales. The first blog post featured my personal favourites out of the wonderful collection of shops, industrial buildings and places of worship you can explore at Saint Fagans. I would…

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Saint Fagans National Museum of History – Part One

Following on from my previous post about the best museum accounts to follow on Instagram, I wanted to write about the Welsh museum I would pick if I had to pick only one. It is, of course, Saint Fagans! St Fagans National Museum of History (or the artist formerly known as the Museum of Welsh Life!) is an…

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