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.
Hear fascinating stories from the past at the best of our Welsh castles, monuments and museums.
Bernard Llewellyn, the farmer and owner of Carreg Cennen castle in Carmarthenshire, West Wales, explains the pleasures and responsibilities of life as caretaker of one of Wales’ best-loved ancient monuments.
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.