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A festive foodie break at The Angel, Abergavenny
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A festive foodie break at The Angel, Abergavenny

In South Wales, close to the English border, there’s a small town that’s become a big hit with food lovers. Abergavenny hosts Wales’ biggest food festival in September, with hundreds of stalls and over 30,000 visitors. Food is to…

Porthmeirion, where Wales meets Italy
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Portmeirion: Where Wales meets Italy

It was a picture straight out of an Italian holiday brochure. Clear blue sky, a shimmering Mediterranean sea, tropical flowers, pastel coloured buildings, tourists eating cones of gelato, and the lilting tones of… Welsh? Yes in reality this classic…

Harlech Castle, North Wales
In pictures

Harlech Castle in North Wales // In pictures

Perched on top of a rock, Harlech Castle towers over the North Wales countryside. One of the country’s most impressive medieval castles, it was built by Edward I in the 13th century during his invasion of Wales. It was…

A weekend in Cardiff, Wales

A weekend in Cardiff

The second in my series of weekend guides takes us to the Welsh capital, Cardiff. Although it’s not far from home for me, I hadn’t been to Cardiff for years but discovered Europe’s youngest capital has a great mix…

Cardiff Castle, Wales
In pictures

Cardiff Castle // In pictures

In the heart of Cardiff, the city’s castle brings together 2000 years of history in one place. Over the years it’s been a Roman fort, Norman Castle, Victorian Gothic mansion and a Second World War refuge. The first building…

The Daleks at the Doctor Who Experience
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On the Doctor Who trail in Cardiff Bay

“All of time and space; everywhere and anywhere; every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?” When you think about it, the Doctor is the ultimate traveller. He can visit any place, planet or time period…

Tintern Abbey on the River Wye
In pictures

Tintern Abbey on the River Wye // In pictures

From Cistercian monks to poets Wordsworth and Tennyson, Tintern Abbey has inspired devotion for centuries. The abbey is located on the banks of the River Wye – with Wales on one side of the river and England on the…

Trains at Paddington station

Budget train travel in the UK

Taking the train is one of the most relaxing ways to travel – and the UK has some stunning train routes. Think travelling over historic viaducts in the Scottish Highlands, weaving through cliffs and along beaches on the Cornish…