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.
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.
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.