A country diarist walks the Vale of Llangollen

William Hazlitt, one of Britain’s finest essayists, discovered the ‘natural mysteries’ of this part of north Wales more than 200 years ago. Henry Eliot follows his lead

North Wales gastro tour: what’s cooking in Cymru?

A culinary trip from Caernarfon to Conwy offers wine, whisky and fine produce a world away from rarebit and laverbread

Off-peak: climbing Snowdonia’s smaller, quieter summits

The problem with climbing famous mountains like Snowdon is sharing them with thousands of others. So our writer finds a smaller Welsh peak that still makes her feel on top of the world. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys inContinue reading “Off-peak: climbing Snowdonia’s smaller, quieter summits”

Weekend warriors: adventure beckons in the Brecon Beacons

With abseiling, ziplining over a river, rafting and hikes, a two-night camping adventure in the south Wales national park proves energy-sapping – and boundless fun

Wales on rails: fine food and great views on the Holyhead to Cardiff

The Gerald of Wales, which runs the length of the country, is a rarity: a train with an onboard chef serving three-course meals and proper morning fry-ups

Antarctica 100 Memorial on Cardiff Bay

The ‘Antarctica 100 Memorial’, which commemorates the crew of the ship ‘Terra Nova’, who died on the Scott expedition to the South Pole. This beautiful, flowing sculpture shows a sledge being man-hauled across an ice floe, the faces of the of men trapped in the ice, the tent, and the ice cave. The sculpture wasContinue reading “Antarctica 100 Memorial on Cardiff Bay”