Tuesday, March 19, 2013

North Wales & Snowdonia

The further you get to North Wales, the more you hear the locals speaking the ancient language of Welsh. North Wales is considered the most traditional part of the country in terms of langiage, legends and lifestyle. The Druids themselves made their last stand against the Romans here, on the windswept island of Angelesey and the whole of the north feels as if it is still under their spell.

North Wales' pristine and unspoiled landscape is punctuated by Wales' tallest mountain, Mount Snowdon. Railway lovers will find paradise aboard the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. North Wales is also home to HRH Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton. The Prince lives on Anglesey, a sea-girt island at the edge of Wales' northwest border.

Four Welsh castles collectively form a UNESCO World Heritage site: Harlech, Beaumaris, Conwy and Caernarfon. Edwardian invaders left these imposing fortresses, still some of the world's most striking examples of medieval architechture. Follow in royal footsteps at Caernarfon Castle where Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales in 1969. Or stay the night at Ruthin Castle, once owned by King Henry VIII and later by Queen Elizabeth I. Nearby, wander the atmospheric ruins of Denigh Castle and the town's ancient walls.

Learn More About Wales: http://www.celtictours.com/visitwales

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