Take a spellbinding journey around Wales to discover the tales buried deep in the country s history Packed full of legends, firsts, birthplaces, inventions, and adventures, I Never Knew That About Wales visits the 13 traditional Welsh counties and unearths the hidden gems that they each hold Discover where history and legends happened where people, ideas, and inventionsTake a spellbinding journey around Wales to discover the tales buried deep in the country s history Packed full of legends, firsts, birthplaces, inventions, and adventures, I Never Knew That About Wales visits the 13 traditional Welsh counties and unearths the hidden gems that they each hold Discover where history and legends happened where people, ideas, and inventions began where dreams took flight where famous figures were born and now rest A glittering pantheon of writers and artists, thinkers and inventors, heroes and villains have lived and toiled in this small country Remarkable events, noble and dastardly deeds and exciting adventures have all taken place with Wales as their backdrop This book seeks out their heritage, their monuments, their memories, and their secrets You ll be able to visit Britain s smallest city, St David s with its glorious 12th century cathedral slumbering in a sleepy hollow near the sea Explore Britain s greatest collection of castles from the first stone fortress at Chepstow to Britain s finest concentric castle at Beaumaris and the magnificent Caernarvon, birthplace of the first Prince of Wales Browse through the secondhand book capital of the world, Hay on Wye, and wander the glorious Gower peninsula, Britain s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Take a trip to Fishguard, where the last invasion of Britain took place in 1797 Marvel at Thomas Telford s Menai Bridge, the world s first iron suspension bridge, or Pontcysyllte, the longest bridged aqueduct in Britain This irresistible compendium of facts and stories will give you a captivating insight into the people, ideas, and events that have shaped the individual identity of every place you visit, and will have you exclaiming again and again Well, I never knew that
I Never Knew That About Wales Take a spellbinding journey around Wales to discover the tales buried deep in the country s history Packed full of legends firsts birthplaces inventions and adventures I Never Knew That About Wal
I first spotted this book in the gift shop when I visited Castle Coch, in South Wales, and after flicking through it I thought it d be interesting to read.I m not entirely certain how much of the information is true, as other people have said none of the information is sourced, but it s fun to read all the same I liked reading odd facts about places near to where I live, and places I have visited in the past.
A fascinating and informative book with lots and lots of little titbits that ll surprise even the informed reader A variety of tales of intrigue, romance, horror and tragedy with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure This book gives a wonderful insight into the history and people of Wales and shows how far above our weight we really do punch.
As someone who has spent several years researching the Morgans of Tredegar House, Newport South Wales and as the author of several books on them I have to say the reference in this book to Katharine Carnegie, Lady Tredegar is entirely fiction It is also offensive to the memory of the person in question, and to her surviving family Katharine suffered a series of traumas in her life and was the victim of several disabling conditions Whilst eccentric she was maligned by her son Evan a man who had a [...]
Very enlightening educational book, which also gave references on where to find the places described There was a couple of factual points that I found questionable but on the whole it is a good book.
Lots of interesting titbits in here, though it s not a book to sit down with and just try to read through it It s a bit too dry and bitty for that it s fun to pick just a few places to look up.
Although I have a natural distaste for unsourced books of trivia, this one was a fairly interesting, though dry, read It was useful in planning my upcoming trip to Wales though, so that s all I really wanted.
Zeer informatief boek Ik heb het tijdens mijn vakantie in Wales gekocht, maar had graag v r vertrek van het bestaan ervan geweten Aanrader voor Walesgangers
This is most interesting You can either just read about the places you ve been going for reference or you can read it straight through like I did It s well written and informative.