Do you find nicknames for places to be more interesting than their real names? If yes, I have the perfect list of United Kingdom nicknames for you right here.
Holidaying at home is more popular than ever and there’s perhaps no better way to get a new perspective on the countryside around you, than from the water. Britain is lucky to have thousands of miles of waterways, many of which are navigable by boat. One of the most popular waterways in the whole of the UK is the Grand Union Canal. [Read more…] about A Long Weekend Cruising on the Grand Union Canal
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It would be fair to say that many of the best ideas are conceived in pubs; buffalo wings, Quidditch, and Shark Week to name but three. Perhaps one of the best to come out of a Welsh pub though is the Heart of Wales line. [Read more…] about 2 Days Hiking the Heart of Wales Line Trail
Wales is often referred to as “Land of Castles,” and for good reason. Many of Europe’s surviving castles and castle ruins dating back to the Middle Ages are found in the ruggedly beautiful western region of Great Britain. Each fortress owns a piece of the rich and complicated history of Wales–a history hallmarked with battles, alliances and the never-ending quest for Welsh independence.
There are more castles per square mile in Wales than anywhere else in Europe. They owe their storybook appearance to King Edward I who built them as a way to fortify his conquests of lands there. His castles are characterized by three concentric rings of walls and towers with the middle kept open as a courtyard. Friends and foes entered the military-style buildings by drawbridges over moats.
Many Welsh attractions including castle tours are suspended until 2021, but don’t let that stop you from planning for next year. Here are 15 of the best castles in Wales that will enchant your future travels.