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22 July 2014

BlogThe Big Cheese

We're looking forward to the Big Cheese in Caerphilly this weekend. Taking place from Friday 25 – Sunday 27 July. The Big Cheese takes place each year in Caerphilly, in the shadows of one of Europe's largest castles. There's plenty going on at this …
11 July 2014

NewsPink Mist by Owen Sheers is Wales Book of the Year 2014

Last night (Thursday 10 July 2014) Literature Wales announced that Pink Mist by Owen Sheers has been named Wales Book of the Year 2014. Pink Mist topped the Poetry category which is titled the Roland Mathias Poetry Award.   …
09 July 2014

BlogWakestock

Some of the world's best wakeboarders will compete in north Wales this weekend. Last year Australian Mitch Langfield was the Wakeboard Champion. Wakestock is Europe's largest wakeboard music festival. Wakestock takes place in the Llŷn Peninsula…
09 July 2014

BlogA busy weekend in our capital city

There's always something to do, but this weekend is a busy one, with the British FIM Speedway Grand Prix, one of the biggest events on the British motorsport calendar taking place in the Millennium Stadium in the city centre this Saturday. Also on …
03 July 2014

BlogPrince Charles celebrates Dylan Thomas

HRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are touring Wales this week. The theme of their tour is Celebrating Wales Past, Present and Future. In a packed week visiting people and places all over the country, they took time out to host a re…
03 July 2014

BlogLook forward to the Royal Welsh Show

There's a right royal feel about this year's Royal Welsh Show with attractions including: John Parker and The Royal Mail Coach The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery The Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team – The White Helmets Fr…
02 July 2014

BlogSummer events at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a great place to visit, with over 8000 different plant varieties, spread across 560 acres of beautiful countryside. It makes an ideal day out for the garden enthusiast but with a fantastic variety of events thi…
02 July 2014

NewsRebuilding the past with the latest technology: Caerphilly Castle video

Cadw has today (2 July 2014) announced plans to use CGI technology to bring a number of its historic sites to life by revealing a reconstruction of Caerphilly Castle – one of the largest castles in Europe. The video (above) gives viewers…
01 July 2014

BlogLlangollen International Music Eisteddfod

It's not often you'll see Sweeney Todd, Cape Town Opera and Status Quo in the same place. But that's the sort of mix that visitors to Llangollen's International Music Eisteddfod have come to expect. Every July, people from all over the world head to …
30 June 2014

BlogGareth Bale speaks about the UEFA Super Cup Final in Cardiff

Gareth Bale spoke to Ian Gwyn Hughes for FAW TV on Monday about the UEFA Super Cup which is being hosted at Cardiff City Stadium on 12 August 2014. Gareth Bale, born in Cardiff, is relishing the opportunity to play for Champions League winners Real …
25 June 2014

BlogSummer food festivals

We love a good food festival and Wales has lots to look forward to again this summer. Here are just a few of them: Pembrokeshire Fish Week (28 June – 6 July 2014), celebrating Pembrokeshire's first class fish and seafood, spectacular coastline…
23 June 2014

BlogAnyone for tennis?

20 June 2014

BlogWales Fulbright Summer Institute starts

For the fourth year running, some of the America's top students will come to Wales to learn more about our country. Eight students will attend the Fulbright Wales Summer Institute from 21 June – 2 August 2014. Participants will learn about Wales – i…
19 June 2014

BlogSummer in the City – the Cardiff Festival begins

Saturday (21 June 2014) is the start of this year's Cardiff Festival. As each year, there's a host of events taking place throughout the summer. Some of the events to look forward to this year are: Joust! in Cardiff Castle this weekend – feat…
18 June 2014

BlogDoctor Who: The World Tour this August

This August Doctor Who fans across the globe get the chance to meet the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi. Following on from last year's global smash–hit 50th anniversary, BBC Worldwide announces a major global publicity tour to launch the new series of Doct…
11 June 2014

BlogWales in South Africa

The Welsh Rugby team got off to a good start last night (10 June 2014) in their summer tour of South Africa. It was a win for Wales in the warm up match against the Eastern Province Kings, with a score of 12–34. The match took place at Nelson Mandel…
09 June 2014

BlogFilmed in Wales: Da Vinci’s Demons series three

Fans of Da Vinci's Demons can look forward to another series of the hit show next year, with the third season of the show about to begin filming in the Swansea area. The fantasy show created by David S Goyer stars Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Blake Rits…
06 June 2014

BlogTeam Wales at the Commonwealth Games

With only 47 days until the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, we're really looking forward to cheering Team Wales. With a target of 27, the team is looking to exceed the 19 medals won in Delhi. The Welsh team grows day by day. A 33 strong athletics s…
05 June 2014

BlogWelsh Myths and legends – Devil’s bridge

Legend has it that a bridge was built by the Devil himself because it was too difficult for any man to build. The tale tells of how during the 11th Century the Devil visited Wales as he'd heard of the breath–taking scenery. He came across an old wom…
30 May 2014

NewsSummer in Wales

We hope you enjoy reading about the different seasons in Wales. Have a look at our Summer pages and discover information about the climate of Wales, wildlife and some of our events. Summer is also our main festival season, with plenty…
22 May 2014

BlogCommonwealth Games: Queen's Baton Relay in Wales

We're looking forward to seeing the Queen's Baton Relay when it comes to Wales this week. The Baton arrives this Saturday (24 May 2014) and will be in Wales until Friday 31 May 2014. It will visit much of Wales, including : the Urdd Eisteddfo…
21 May 2014

BlogHistorical Wales: castles and world heritage sites

Did you know that Wales has more castles than any other country in Europe? It's not surprising that castles are a popular place to visit in Wales. The Castles of King Edward I – Beaumaris, Conwy, Caernarfon and Harlech castles, along with the fortif…
19 May 2014

BlogLooking forward to the Hay Festival

The Hay Festival celebrates its 27th year in Wales this year. Taking place from 22 May–1 June 2014 – as always – the subjects are very varied, including architecture, business, comedy, environment, food, history, politics and science. This year's fes…
13 May 2014

BlogNational museums of Wales

For those interested in history, the National Museums of Wales are a great place to visit. We've seven National Museums in Wales, including the National Museum, Cardiff with its art collection, the National Slate Museum and the National Wool Museum.…
12 May 2014

BlogFirst game of 2015 Ashes in Cardiff

We're already looking forward to this summer's international cricket in Wales when India plays England at the SWALEC Stadium on 27 August 2014. Now we've heard that the First Test of the 2015 Ashes will begin in Cardiff on 8 July 2015. Those th…
01 May 2014

BlogDylan Thomas 100: Llanelli Ramblers Festival of Walks

The 2014 Llanelli Festival of Walks celebrates the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas. There are 15 walks to choose from at the festival that takes place from 23–26 May 2014 to suit all ages and abilities. Walks take place in areas where the gre…
30 April 2014

BlogWild boar

Those looking for a challenge will tackle the monstrous ‘Wild Boar' this spring. With a choice of 22 or 14 miles, taking in the hills and commons across Caerphilly County Borough. There are superb views of the Bristol Channel and Brecon Beacons…
30 April 2014

BlogInternational Jazz Day: Jazz in Wales

Today (30 April) is International Jazz Day. It's just the day to look forward to a great summer of jazz in Wales. Every summer people head to Wales to listen to great music in a great setting at the Brecon Jazz Festival. …
29 April 2014

BlogBig Welsh Walk

This year's Big Welsh Walk starts on the bank holiday weekend (3 May 2014) with around 150 walks during May. Walks include strolls for families, a testing walk in the mountains and a tour of Welsh history. There will be walks all over the country, …
25 April 2014

NewsPlant! to change lives in Uganda

A unique project which will see a tree planted in Uganda for every child born or adopted in Wales is underway, with the first set of certificates posted to parents this week. The scheme is an extension of the Welsh Government's successful Plant! pro…
24 April 2014

BlogGolf in Wales

Spring is a great time to dust off the clubs and get outside for a round of golf. We've over 200 golf courses to choose from.   Clubs include: *   The challenging Prestatyn Golf Course, the most northerly course on mainland of …
16 April 2014

BlogEaster in Wales

This weekend we're looking forward to Easter. It is the first public holiday since New Year's Day and many people will be getting together with family and friends to celebrate. Easter is a key date in the Christian Calendar and will be celebrated in …
16 April 2014

BlogWales International Harp Festival III

The Harp is regarded as our national instrument, with the triple harp being typically Welsh. The third Wales International Harp Festival takes place from 20 – 26 April 2014. It is a week long Festival which attracts some of the world's best harpist…
15 April 2014

BlogMany happy returns

If you saw our blogs about gardens in Wales last week and are thinking about a trip to the National Botanic Garden – this one is for you….. The special ‘return ticket' that allows free entry for a week, is back in operation at the Natio…
11 April 2014

BlogBodnant Garden

This 80 acres National Trust garden has commanding views across the Conwy Valley to the peaks of Snowdonia. Created in the 1870s, Bodnant garden features both formal and wild gardens. The formal upper garden around Bodnant Hall, feature Italianate t…
10 April 2014

BlogAberglasney Gardens

Providing an inspiration to poets since 1477, Aberglasney Gardens in the Tywi valley of Carmarthenshire, cover approximately 9 acres. The garden features rare magnolias and a Gatehouse thought to date to 1600. The Yew Tunnel is possibly unique in the…
09 April 2014

BlogChepstow Walking Weekend

This weekend people will have their walking boots at the ready for the Chepstow Walking Weekend! Walks from start at just 3 miles and are aided by local experts. The programme of walks has been designed to capture this beautiful landscape and its ric…
09 April 2014

BlogGardens in Wales: Dyffryn Gardens and Dyffryn House

Gardens in Wales: Dyffryn Gardens and Dyffryn House
In the Vale of Glamorgan, not far from Cardiff, Wales' capital city, is Dyffryn Gardens. The National Trust venue makes an ideal day out for both visitors to Wales and those who live here alike. The 55 acre Grade I listed garden has an Edwardian des…
08 April 2014

BlogGardens in Wales: Portmeirion

Gardens in Wales: Portmeirion
Visitors to Portmeirion, the Italianate village in north west Wales can delight at the magnolia campbelli's enormous pink flowers this month. The gardens date back to early Victorian times, with some of the specimen conifers still surviving. T…