Wales

Pembroke Castle

Pembroke Castle (South Wales) is known mainly for being the birthplace of Henry VII Tudor (1457). Very well preserved, the castle dates back to the Norman times (1093). During its long history…


Tenby – ‘Little England beyond Wales’

Dinbych-y-pysgod (Eng. Tenby), that is Fortlet of the fish. A harbour town at Carmarthen Bay, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Until recently it was called Little England beyond Wales as it feels quite anglicised. Tenby is…


Machynlleth (and Dyfi Furnace)

Machynlleth Whenever I was passing through Machynlleth on the way to North Wales, I kept promising myself that the following time I would make it my final travel destination, but somehow…


Llansteffan Castle

An inconspicuous castle in the South of Wales, on the headland above the Tywi estuary. You have to leave your car at a nearby car park and the castle is…


Snow (Eira)

Finally we have a proper winter in Poland. Lots of snow! Words like Mae hi’n bwrw eira (it is snowing) – you hear  very seldom uttered in Wales. But when you do hear them,…


Carmarthen

Caerfyrddin (Eng. Carmarthen) – one of the oldest towns in Wales, if not the oldest one. It is situated on the river Tywi (Eng. Towy), in the southern part of the…


Iron Age Fort

Beautiful Pembrokeshire in South East Wales. A long time ago archeologists discovered traces of an Iron Age hill fort, and then someone came up with an excellent idea to experiment. On the…