Conwy Castle

Impressive medieval ruins inside a quaint market town.

Conwy, Wales: Medieval Walled Town & Castle

This 12th century walled market town set on the River Conwy has a wonderful feel and enough attractions to keep everyone intrigued. Set out by Edward I after conquering Wales, the town was for English traders to dwell in and trade. At first the Welsh were not allowed inside the walls, and later they were…

The Smallest House in Great Britain

Nestled, and I do mean nestled, in the heart of the medieval seaside town of Conwy, Wales, is a popular tourist attraction, known as The Smallest House in Great Britain. It’s bright red facade is clearly visible from blocks away, though its diminutive size isn’t as apparent. Only when you see the tour guide and…

Getting to Know: Wales

Situated on the Irish Sea, with over a thousand miles of coastline, mountain ranges, an ancient history entangled with the English monarchy, and more castles than anywhere on earth, Wales is a place for adventure, education and awe-inspiring moments. Often overshadowed by England, Wales should be explored in its own right. It has over 600…

Arriva Wales: Welsh Train Stations

You might feel like you’ve stepped into another country at a Wales train station, as all signs and announcements are in Welsh and English. It is a beautiful language that is nice to hear. The announcer has a sing-song accent and is very calming. Come a little early and sit out on the benches to…

Anglesey, Wales

Anglesey, a uniquely positioned island set between two dominating islands (Great Britain and Ireland), and connected to the world by two bridges, one train and daily ferries. Its history spans millenniums, as archeological digs, monuments and stones herald back to pre-historic times. It was recorded by Ptolemy as part of Ireland and not England. The…

Welsh Bara Brith

Bara brith is a Welsh traditional sweet bread, which incorporates tea and dried fruits. Ingredients: 1 cup boiling water 3-4 tea bags (the stronger the better) 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup dried fruit (raisins, golden raisins, cranberries, etc) 1 cup self-raising flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon ginger…

Wales in the Spring

Wales, in all its windswept and wet glory, is remarkable in the ever-changing springtime. The landscape, with its spring flowers, new growth, new-born lambs and calves, and greening hillsides and valleys, makes even gloomy days enjoyable. Everything is coming alive in spring and it sits right in place with the centuries of history and beautiful…

The Irish Sea

Separating Ireland and Northern Ireland from Great Britain, the Irish Sea is just 120 miles at its longest point and just under 50 miles at its narrowest. To the north, the North Channel lies between Northern Ireland and Scotland, to the south, the Celtic Sea, which is just below Ireland and fronts the south of…