Archaeologist defies sceptics in pursuit of lost city of Trellech

After facing years of doubts, Stuart Wilson’s claim that he has found medieval city on English-Welsh border is being listened to

Sports the Olympics Forgot – Donkey Jousting

This is an excerpt from the Donkey Jousting story in the book, Sports the Olympics Forgot The sport of Donkey Jousting has taken place under the walls of Caernarvon Castle in North-West Wales since 1300 when King Edward I was building the castle that’s seen today by thousands of visitors. The original jousters were Welsh soldiers who wereContinue reading “Sports the Olympics Forgot – Donkey Jousting”

The Cistercian Way in Wales

A gargantuan loop, joining the great Welsh Cistercian abbeys using pilgrim roads and ancient tracks. Thankfully it can be broken into more manageable chunks, such as the 15-mile Wye Valley section between the abbeys of Grace Dieu and Tintern.

A walk through Wales’ beguiling Black Mountains

‘Something about the Black Mountains lends itself towards myth and magic, folklore and fiction. What exactly, I’m not sure,’ says Oliver Balch. With poet Owen Sheers as his guide, he aims to find out

Top 10 back-to-nature cottages and campsites in Wales

Step out of these Welsh holiday homes and campsites into the great outdoors –with walking, cycling, kayaking or surfing all on the doorstep or nearby

The Millennium Centre in Cardiff

Opened in 2004, The Millennium Centre was designed by architect Jonathan Adams, using traditional Welsh slate with purple, green, and grey tones. A bronzed steel shell sits like a saddle over the slate. Phrases in Welsh and English, by the poet Gwyneth Lewis, are spelled out in three lines above the main entrance, using 2-metreContinue reading “The Millennium Centre in Cardiff”