Hay Castle

When I heard Hay Castle was opening its doors to the public for the first time in its history last May, it went straight to the top of my 'must visit' list. So while planning my annual new year's pilgrimmage to Hay-on-Wye to stock up on books, I made sure to add a private tour... Continue Reading →

Brecon Beacons: Four Falls Trail

Nestled in the heart of waterfall country in the Brecon Beacons National Park is the Four Falls Trail, an 8.4km circular route that takes in four of the park's most impressive waterfalls. I first became aware of the trail a couple of weeks ago when my brother mentioned how incredible it was, and looking for... Continue Reading →

Powis Castle and Garden

Looking for places to stop on my drive back to Cardiff at the end of my 2019 north Wales road trip, I came upon Powis Castle, a National Trust property just outside Welshpool in mid Wales. It's an enormous castle with stately interiors and a glorious garden, and as it was a third of the... Continue Reading →

Hay-on-Wye

One of my favourite places to visit in Wales is the small market town of Hay-on-Wye. Straddling the Welsh-English border, and flanked by the River Wye and the Black Mountains, the town is best known for its many bookshops and annual literary festival, which has attracted the likes of Salman Rushdie, Jimmy Carter and Bill... Continue Reading →

Crickhowell

Keen for a pre-New Year stroll, we headed up to Crickhowell in mid Wales for a spot of shopping, light lunch and brisk walk in the crisp mountain air. Situated on the banks of the River Usk, this attractive market town is surrounded by the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park, which makes it a great base from... Continue Reading →

Pen y Fan

I've long driven past Pen y Fan on the A470 and seen the queue of people snaking up the side of the mountain on sunny days, but I'd never attempted the climb myself. I decided it was about time to give it a go. Standing at 886m tall in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Pen... Continue Reading →

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