Tufa cliffs at Cwm Nash Beach

Cwm Nash is well worth a visit. All of the cliff that you can see here is lime that has precipitated from the valley stream since the last ice age – only about 12,000 years ago. read more

The lioness watches over Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle was featured prominently in the news recently. It was the host venue of a dinner at the 2014 NATO Summit held in South Wales in September 2014. It’s a great castle situated right in the centre of the … read more

View of the iconic Eisteddfod pavilion

Eisteddfod 2012

Last week we went to the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Llandow, in the Vale of Glamorgan. We were invited as guests of the Principality Building Society which was very nice. 🙂   The Principality is Wales’ largest mutual building … read more

Path approaching St Illtud's Church, Llantrithyd

Llantrithyd Church and Manor House

We stopped off today at Llantrithyd Church. It’s situated in the centre of the rural Vale of Glamorgan half way between Cardiff and Cowbridge. It’s off the beaten track along a small lane that runs from Bonvilston through the countryside … read more

View of the southern graveyard and stone cross covered in snow

UK Snow Map

I get a few people visiting this site looking for snow and traffic advice in the winter. You may find this previous post on Wales snow helpful. I also find the UK Snow Map (http://uksnowmap.com/) site useful and fun. This … read more

View of inside Illtud's restaurant

Illtud’s 216 Restaurant Review

It’s a few years since we last visited Illtud’s 216 restaurant in Llantwit Major but we popped along on the spur of the moment for my birthday last week. Even though it’s been 3 years the restaurant hasn’t appeared to … read more

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Some things to do in the Gower (beaches)

The Gower is one of South Wales’ big tourist attractions. It’s a peninsular just west of Swansea and was the first area in the United Kingdom to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It’s a real mix … read more

Autumn Colours in Cardiff Bay

Autumn is fully upon us in Cardiff Bay. These trees are alongside the Roath Basin next to the Atradius building, and show some great colours. Across the basin the new BBC studios are currently being built. When finished they’ll be … read more