DAVID WILLIAMS    Book Number: 87286    Product format: Paperback

Over 100 ideas of what to see and do surrounding the heritage and culture of Mid Wales which can be kept in your pocket. Here is a tiny encyclopaedia about the region, from festivals, events, castles, to museums, galleries and places providing bed and board. See yourself yomping across the Brecon Beacons with brilliant features such as Powis Castle and the Hay Literary Festival, the coast of Ceredigion with Cardigan Bay and its crab and lobster fishing, the university town of Aberystwth, and the Tregaron Welsh Gold Centre. Siân Lloyd tells the story of battle-worn fortifications, mines and quarries among elegant houses, and gifted writers, poets and musicians. Learn in detail the industry that sustained Wales for many years, from Merthyr Tydfil which was once the world's largest iron producing centre to Swansea and Llanelli's specialisation in smelting copper, tin and other metals. Discover extraordinary castles such as Caernarfon, Conwy, Harlech, and Beaumaris, which were all built for military purposes by Master James of St George during the reign of Edward I. There are details of events including the Welsh National Opera, Llanwrtyd Wells world famous bog-snorkelling, historic market towns, Brecon Jazz Festival, and National Eisteddfod, one of the largest festivals in Europe with friendly competition between poets, musicians and other creative individuals - first established at Cardigan Castle in 1176. As well as explanations of the areas Brecon and Ceredigion, David Williams dedicates sections to where to eat and stay, information and websites, and how to get to Mid Wales, as well as a brief guide to the language. Visualise exploring Dan-yr-Ogof Caves, partaking in an equestrian event at Ceredigion County Show, admiring a statue of a shepherd merrily playing the flute over the fine gardens of Powis Castle, and walking through the bookshop in Hay-on-Wye. Paperback, 4¾" x 7¾", many colour photos, 104pp.
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ISBN 9781905582051
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