Category: Wales

This Bodnant Laburnum Arch planted in 1880 is an homage to similar arched walkways from earlier centuries popular in Europe.
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Why Bodnant Gardens is a Must-See National Trust Garden in Wales

If you are in the Conwy North Wales area in the spring, lucky you! Make sure you swing by the National Trust property, Bodnant Gardens to catch its famous Laburnum Arch in bloom. Planted during Victorian times, the Bodnant Gardens Laburnum Arch is a golden tunnel of blossom and sunshine. Also part of the Bodnant

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Portmeirion Village: The Italianate Resort Not To Miss in Portmeirion Wales

Stepping into Portmeirion in Wales was like crossing the border into a fantasyland. Impossibly pretty and somewhat unreal. I knew I was still in Britain (cloudy skies, chill in the air) but the colors and architecture of Portmeiron village were the pastel-candy hues I associated with the Mediterranean (and gelato!). Of course, Portmeirion Wales had

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Fun facts about the Cornish pasty.
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A Must-Try in Cornwall: Fun Facts About The Cornish Pasty

Everywhere you go in Cornwall in England, you can see a sign for the Cornish pasty.  So I wasn’t surprised to hear that the Cornish pasty industry adds £65 million into Cornwall’s economy. I am a big fan of anything encased in a pastry (Indian samosas, Jamaican patties, American pie etc) so was really looking

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wild ponies grazing on moorland in the Brecon Beacons
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Soft Adventure in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales

I heard this traditional Welsh song on the tour bus before we stepped out onto the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. We’ll keep a welcome in the hillside We’ll keep a welcome in the Vales This land you know will still be singing  When you come home again to Wales. Mai Jones (1940) As

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It’s More than All Right at Wright’s Food Emporium

You have to be a dedicated foodie to chase around the Welsh countryside in search of a specific restaurant as dusk gathers and the children are grumbling that they are hungry.  Sure, we could have stopped at any number of pubs that were in the area but we were in search of something special.  Wright’s

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