Slate And Stuff

A slate museum – maybe not the most exciting place you might think. However, having been inside Electric Mountain in Snowdonia and faced with an afternoon of pouring rain, when our guide for the power station pointed out the slate museum on the drive back to the visitor centre we thought about it. When she…

Inside Electric Mountain

Having failed miserably to organise a visit to Dungeness Power Station during our summer break, when I read about Electric Mountain I found a way to redeem myself. I knew this would be right up Son’s street so got my planning cap on and sorted a trip there. We booked our tour on-line through their…

Erddig – Jewel In The Crown of Welsh Country Houses

Erddig was another of those places we stumbled upon almost accidentally. No prior plans to visit and no expectations, it was chosen as a sensible stopping point on the way home from our Welsh trip. A National Trust house, we made our way along twisting, winding country lanes to what seemed like the middle of…

Around Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth – another Welsh gem – we spent one night in this relatively undiscovered small town on the far flung edges of the Welsh coastline and were enthralled by the outstanding natural beauty. With the Cambrian Mountains to the east and a jagged coastline it was unspoilt and just gorgeous. Lying on the long sweep…

In Search of Welsh Gold At Dolaucothi

This was one of those perfect surprises – meant to be merely a “break the journey stop-off point” on a drive between Swansea and Aberystwyth, randomly chosen and based entirely on location, it turned out to be the most fabulous afternoon. We all loved exploring this Welsh gold mine and we were all in total agreement that…

A Day At the Museum – Swansea Style

Husband had to work on our last morning in Swansea so Son and I decided to spend a day at the museum(s). First up was my pick The Dylan Thomas Centre followed later in the day by his choice which was the National Waterfront Museum. Both completely different and both free of charge – a mixed…

Around Swansea

Swansea is not your typical tourist hot-spot but with a location framed by hills and nestling in a sheltered bay you wonder why not. Add to that a sweeping waterfront leading on to Mumbles and the Gower Peninsula and it gets even better. We last visited Swansea years ago when Son was pre-school age. I…