Nestled in the twisting Clwydian hills in the north east of Wales, Ruthin is a small town packed with Welsh history and cool, modern comforts. Jude Rogers goes exploring.
After the Roman left Wales, the mighty kings and princes of Gwynedd ran the show. They battled furiously against invaders, neighbours and each other. They sometimes ruled all of Wales. Family dynasties rose and fell, like the ruined castles they left behind. Here’s a tribute to Wales’ greatest warlords.
You could walk the entire length/breadth/circumference of Wales on our national trails. But let’s break it down into easy steps: wherever you’re based in Wales, here are the regional walking essentials.
There’s still gold in those Welsh hills, along with silver, copper, zinc and lead. Many of the old metal mines are full-blown attractions, while other are curious ruins in remote, beautiful places. Discover the precious metal mines in Wales you can visit.
With a whole week to fill over autumn half-term, we’ve gathered together some ideas to help you have fun, whether you’re hanging out with the family or after something a bit more grown-up. Head to Wales for a half-term to remember!
Rob Bullen, the Centre for Alternative Technology's marketing officer, explains how this special place is literally changing the future.
From Ceridwen the enchantress who cooked up magic in her cauldron of transformation, to the new microbreweries creating equally charmed drinks, Wales has a long and proud history of brewing. We've asked beer expert Emma Inch to select some of her favourite Welsh craft ales from across Wales. So, take a tour of both ancient and modern and explore the country through one of our favourite drinks.
Blaenavon’s industrial landscape is a living, breathing reminder of the time when Welsh coal powered the world’s industries. Read on for our local's guide to discovering the fascinating industrial history around this World Heritage Site.
With over 800 miles of coastline, Wales offers watery excitement for kids of all ages. Travel writer Jeremy Head, wife Karen and 8 year old son Joe spent a day exploring the Menai Strait between Anglesey and North Wales at the Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre