welsh history

The Best Places To Learn The History Of The National Eisteddfod

Today marks the start of Wales’ most famous cultural event – THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. The Eisteddfod is an annual unique festival here in Wales. A celebration of Welsh language and culture, it provides a national stage for music, dance and the visual arts. This year it is being held in the Ceredigion community of Tregaron….

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7 Regency Sites To Visit In West Wales

Have recent period drama smash hits such as Bridgerton, Sanditon and Mr Malcolm’s List got you yearning for a promenade down a classic Regency street? England may be home to famous Regency towns like Bath and Cheltenham, but we have more than our fair share of historic regency sites in Wales that you can visit…

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Hay Castle – The Newest Castle in Wales

Wales may be the land of castles – but it’s not very often a new one comes along to explore! Sitting on the border between England and Wales, Hay Castle recently reopened in May 2022 after an extensive renovation. After two fires in the 20th Century the castle was in desperate need of restoration. The…

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Llywelyn The Last – 5 Sites To Visit In Mid Wales

Llywelyn ap Gruffydd – or Llywelyn ein Llyw Olaf – was the last prince of an independent Wales before its conquest by the English. He was a Prince of Gwynedd, but there are several sites in Mid Wales (my home patch!) associated with this important figure from Welsh history that you can visit today. Want…

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