The Neolithic of the Irish Sea

Instead, I would like to suggest that it was north Wales, in particular Snowdonia and Anglesey, ... This is because from the summit of Snowdon it is possible to see the mountains of each of the areas along the Irish Sea (de Ferranti ...

The Neolithic of the Irish Sea

This collection of 24 papers aims to reconsider the nature and significance of the Irish Sea as an area of cultural interaction during the Neolithic period. The traditional character of work across this region has emphasised the existence of prehistoric contact, with sea routes criss-crossing between Ireland, the Isle of Man, Anglesey and the British mainland. A parallel course of investigation, however, has demonstrated that the British and Irish Neolithics were in many ways different, with distinct indigenous patterns of activity and social practices. The recent emphasis on regional studies has further produced evidence for parallel yet different processes of cultural change taking place throughout the British Isles as a whole. This volume brings together some of these regional perspectives and compares them across the Irish Sea area. The authors consider new ways to explain regional patterning in the use of material objects and relate them to past practices and social strategies. Were there practices that were shared across the Irish Sea area linking different styles of monuments and material culture, or were the media intrinsic to the message? The volume is based on papers presented at a conference held at the University of Manchester in 2002.

Llywelyn ap Gruffudd

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is, of course, the name of a high peak in a range of mountains known as Snowdonia (Eryri).3 First ... in the aftermath of conquest were said to be concerned with the king's possessions in Snowdonia and Anglesey.6 In ...

Llywelyn ap Gruffudd

Llywelyn ap Gruffudd: Prince of Wales is an outstanding work by an author with a perceptive understanding of the complexities of his subject. It is clearly, sometimes passionately, written and is destined to be the definitive work on this matter for many generations. This is the first full-length English-language study of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (c. 1225-1282), prince of Wales. In this scholarly and lucid book J. Beverley Smith offers an in-depth assessment not only of Llywelyn, but of the age in which he lived. The author takes thirteenth-century Wales as a backdrop against which he analyses the relationship between a sense of nationhood and the practical realities of creating a structure to embrace a unified principality of Wales held under the aegis of the English Crown. This examination of the triumphs and subsequent reverses of a ruler of exceptional vision and vigour is a substantial contribution to our understanding of the nature of Welsh politics and the complexities of Anglo-Welsh relations.

Caledonian Structures in Britain

They suggested that as Snowdonia was progressively driven tothe northwest toward Anglesey during thelate Silurian, folding, sliding, and cleavage formation were inducedin the belt. Roberts (1979) concluded that the similar foldsof the ...

Caledonian Structures in Britain

This volume deals with those sites selected as part of the Geological Conservation Review (GCR) within the southern British part of the Caledonides, that is, the paratectonic Caledonides - a Caledonian terrane without strong and pervasive deformation and metamorphism, such as occurred further north. This orogenic belt formed by long and complex processes of earth movements between 500 and 380 million years before the present (?late Cambrian to mid-Devonian times), and has been classic ground for geologists for two hundred years. It is perhaps no accident that James Hutton in 1795 chose to illustrate his geostrophic cycle (and unconformity) with three visually explicit examples of the deformation wrought on Lower Palaeozoic rocks by Caledonian events. The former Caledonian mountain chain, which can be seen today in fragmented pieces in Scandinavia, Britain and Ireland, and North America, was ultimately the result of the collision of two continental plates and the closure of a former ocean, Iapetus. Some of these fragments, including those in Scandinavia, southern Britain, and the Republic of Ireland and the Maritime Provinces of Canada, are thought to have lain on the south side of the ocean before collision: the rest of North America, northern Ireland, and Scotland are thought to have lain north of the former Iapetus.

The Book of North Wales Scenery Antiquities Highways and Byeways Lakes Streams and Railways With a Map and Illustrations

Besides , the admirable views which you gain of Snowdonia from Anglesey form a good preparation for a tour in it . ANGLESEY . This remote and secluded portion of the Principality — the last resort , or “ sacred isle " of the Druid ...

The Book of North Wales  Scenery  Antiquities  Highways and Byeways  Lakes  Streams  and Railways     With a Map and Illustrations


The Lives of the Kings Queens of England

Welsh independence and power depended on the control of the inaccessible area of Snowdonia and the island of Anglesey which served as a granary . From here raids could be made south and east into the more settled areas occupied by Welsh ...

The Lives of the Kings   Queens of England

Examines the history of the British royalty from 1066 to the present, including biographical sketches and tidbits of information on such interesting figures as Lady Jane Grey and Henry VIII.

Insight Guides Great Breaks Snowdonia North Wales

Red Rover bus tickets offer a day's unlimited travel in Gwynedd and Anglesey, some services in Conwy, and Snowdon Sherpa bus travel. For enquiries about public transport in Gwynedd, visit www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/en, or across Wales, ...

Insight Guides Great Breaks Snowdonia   North Wales

Insight Great Breaks Guides: pocket-sized books to inspire your on-foot exploration of the best of the British Isles. Explore the best of Snowdonia & North Wales with this indispensably practical Insight Great Breaks Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like Snowwdon, to discovering hidden gems, including the Centre for Alternative Technology, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking and driving routes will save you time, help you plan, and enhance your Great Break in Snowdonia & North Wales. · Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this is the ideal on-the-move companion to your trip to Snowdonia & North Wales · Features over 8 detailed walking and driving tour itineraries, including The North Coast and Carneddau Mountains, Snowdon from Caernarfon and Cadair Idris to Machynlleth · Overview section features concise insider information covering everything from landscape and location, to history and culinary highlights · Top Ten section takes you to the heart of your destination, from Conwy to Snowdon · Rainy Day recommendations offer plenty of options, whatever the weather · Includes an innovative extra that's unique in the market · Invaluable itinerary maps and practical Travel Tips section ensure effortless exploration · Inspirational colour photography throughout About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrasebooks, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

A History of the British Isles

While secondary forces advanced in central and south Wales, Edward attacked Gwynedd, using his navy to cut off Anglesey, Gwynedd's major source of food. Bottling up Llywelyn in Snowdonia, Edward kept him short of supplies until he ...

A History of the British Isles

A core introductory textbook that provides students with a concise overview of the full sweep of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh history, from pre-Roman times right through to the present day. Jeremy Black offers a balanced and absorbing account of a group of islands, their peoples, their extraordinary shared past and their remarkable impact on the rest of the world. This is an ideal set text for dedicated modules on British history, or a supplementary text for broader modules on European history, which may be offered at all levels of an undergraduate history or European studies degree. In addition it is a crucial resource for students who may be studying the history of Britain for the first time as part of a taught postgraduate degree in British or European history. New to this Edition: - Revised and updated throughout in light of the latest research - Provides coverage of recent events - Pays greater attention to social developments

Pocket Rough Guide Staycations Snowdonia North Wales Travel Guide eBook

unlimited travel in Gwynedd and Anglesey, some services in Conwy, and Snowdon Sherpa bus travel. For enquiries about public transport in Gwynedd, visit www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/en, or across Wales, tel: 0800 464 0000; www.traveline.cymru.

Pocket Rough Guide Staycations Snowdonia   North Wales  Travel Guide eBook

Rough Guides Staycations Snowdonia & North Wales Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. Inspirational and informative new pocket guide, making the most of holidaying at home in the UK through clearly laid-out walks and tours. Explore the best of Snowdonia & North Wales with this unique travel guide, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see, top attractions like Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Zip World and Mount Snowdon, to discovering cultural gems, including the thirteenth-century Caernarfon Castle with its distinctive limestone and sandstone banding, twisting loops that make up the Ffestiniog Railway and the distinctive seaside 'village' of Portmeirion, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking and driving routes will save you time, and help you plan and enhance your staycation in Snowdonia & North Wales. Features of this travel guide to Snowdonia & North Wales: - 9 walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat along the way - Local highlights: discover the area's top sights and unique attractions, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Historical and cultural insights: learn more about the Snowdonia's rich history with fascinating cultural insights throughout - Insider recommendations: where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips - Rainy day recommendations: uncover plenty of options, whatever the weather throws at you - Practical full-colour maps: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Key tips and essential information: from transport to hours of operation, we've got you covered - New for 2021: the latest guidance to all the places you should discover in Snowdonia - Covers: The North Coast and Carneddau Mountains, Anglesey, Beddgelert and Porthmadog, Snowdon from Caernarfon, the Lleyn Peninsula, Tremadog Bay to Mawddach Estuary, Wrexham to Bala, Dolgellau to Cadair Idris and the Aran Mountains, Cadair Idris to Machynlleth Looking for a comprehensive guide to Wales? Check out the Rough Guide to Wales for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

Appalachian Geomorphology

A northeast trending fault zone exists along the Menai Straits , but the apparent throw of the faults is too small to explain the huge escarpment . The relative positions of Snowdonia and Anglesey were inverted in Paleozoic and Cenozoic ...

Appalachian Geomorphology

In 1889 William Morris Davis offered in his paper The Rivers and Valleys of Pennsylvania'' an elegant set of arguments for the origin of the ridges and gaps, and went on to propose a model for the drainage development and geomorphic evolution of the Appalachians. His work served to focus the geomorphic community into an intense, extended debate on the nature and fundamental controls of the long-term erosion of the Appalachians. The 100th anniversary of Davis' provocative paper prompted the convening of a symposium to address some of the fundamental questions about the Appalachians, the 1989 Geomorphology Symposium. The theme of this symposium was the geomorphic evolution of the Appalachians. This volume brings together a collection of papers from the symposium, to provide a summary of the current state of knowledge.

Beaumaris bay the shores of the Menai and the interior of Snowdonia

Egbert , the West Saxon , having invaded Wales with a great army , ravaged the country even unto Snowdon , took possess- ion of the isle , and called it Anglesey ( Anglorum Insula ) ; but was soon driven out of it by Mervyn Vrych ...

Beaumaris bay  the shores of the Menai  and the interior of Snowdonia


Frommer s Great Britain Day by Day

... Llangollen Llanymynech Llanfyllin Barmouth Snowdon Holyhead Caernarfon CONWY DENBIGHSHIRE ISLE OF ANGLESEY ... Snowdonia Anglesey Conwy 3 2 1 would challenge an experienced alpine hiker, the summer months offer tracks that any fit ...

Frommer s  Great Britain Day by Day

Features travel information for all of Great Britain including the best of ancient Britain, modern Britain, the nightlife, museums, and architecture.

The Geology of Snowdonia A Collection of Historical Articles on the Physical Features of the Peaks of Snowdonia

1 He very kindly read the portion of this chapter which deals with the Ordovician volcanic series, thus enabling me to bring it into harmony with his own recent researches. 2 See The Geology of Anglesey (Mem. Geol.

The Geology of Snowdonia   A Collection of Historical Articles on the Physical Features of the Peaks of Snowdonia

Snowdonia is one of the most fascinating areas in the United Kingdom for its stunning peaks, stark beauty and ancient rock. Here are collected some of the articles that helped us understand how and when these breathtaking landscapes were created and are a

Snowdonia 30 Low level and easy walks North

Moel y Ci is a foothill to the main mountains of Snowdonia, a heathery island peak straddling the divide between the flatter northern lands around Bangor and Anglesey, and the high peaks further south. Views from the walk stretch from ...

Snowdonia  30 Low level and easy walks   North

This guidebook describes 30 low level and easy walks that are suitable for all abilities. The hikes covered are in the northern part of Snowdonia National Park, close to Conwy, Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis and Porthmadog. Most of the walks take around 2hr, with others ranging from 2 to 6hr. Each walk has an accompanying Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 map showing the route, easy-to-follow route descriptions and information on distance, time, ascent, refreshments and where to park. The guide also includes more general advice on walking in the area, historical information, and facts about the points of interest seen on each walk. In this part of Wales, neolithic settlements and Roman ruins stand beside the medieval castles of Welsh Princesses and the modern remnants of the mining industry. Myths and legends abound, and many walks relate to the stories of King Arthur and Merlin, Anfanc and Welsh fairies.

Back Roads Great Britain

Number of days: 4, allowing time to explore Snowdonia National Park and walk on Anglesey Island. Distance: Around 295 km (183 miles). Road conditions: Well-paved and signposted – the roads below Cadair Idris are narrow but have passing ...

Back Roads Great Britain

DK Eyewitness Back Roads: Great Britain is the ultimate driving travel guide which will take you via scenic routes to discover charming villages, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. Alongside all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours, DK Eyewitness Back Roads: Great Britain will help you unearth the real soul of Great Britain. Pick from twenty-five themed drives, each lasting one to seven days, which reveal breathtaking views, hidden gems and authentic local experiences that can only be discovered by road. Each tour is bursting with insider knowledge and loaded with ideas for varied activities from walks to days on the beach and children's attractions, to wine and cycling trips. Meanwhile, the most friendly, best-value hotels and guesthouses and charming restaurants specialising in regional produce have been selected by expert authors. DK Eyewitness Back Roads Great Britain has gorgeous photographs throughout, with a pull-out map for easy navigation between tours and even postcode information for use with your Sat Nav. Discover the unexpected on your driving holiday with DK Eyewitness Back Roads: Great Britain

DK Eyewitness Back Roads Great Britain

149 DRIVE 14: Through Snowdonia National Park PLAN YOUR DRIVE Start/finish: Machynlleth to Llandudno. Number of days: 4, allowing time to explore Snowdonia National Park and walk on Anglesey Island. Great Ormes Head Distance: Around 295 ...

DK Eyewitness Back Roads Great Britain

With its idyllic country villages, romantic castle ruins and stunning natural landscapes, Great Britain is the perfect destination for a leisurely road trip. It's yours to explore with Back Roads Great Britain, which contains 25 amazing drives across the country, from the sweeping sandy beaches of Cornwall to the dramatic peaks of the Scottish Highlands. Includes insider tips and information, this easy-to-use e-guide reveals Great Britain at its best: spectacular sights, hidden gems and authentic local experiences. Inside Back Roads Great Britain: - 25 easy-to-follow driving tours, each lasting one to five days, including sleepy Cotswold villages, the majestic unspoiled waters of the Lake District and scenic Brecon Beacons National Park - Ideas for discovering the character of each area en route: great views, delightful detours along peaceful back roads, walks through historic towns and villages, wine tours and boat trips, and activities such as hiking, cycling and kayaking. Plus you'll savour the best local experiences with our pick of the most authentic places to stay, eat and shop - All the British rules of the road, postcodes for use with satnav and detailed directions for easy navigation, information on road conditions and parking tips - Covers Cornwall, Devon, the Jurassic Coast, Salisbury, Bath, Glastonbury, the Cotswolds, the Chilterns, the South Downs, Brighton, Kent, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, the Brecon Beacons, West Wales, Snowdonia, Offa's Dyke, the Peak District, Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumbria, Edinburgh, Fife, the Scottish Highlands, the Scottish Lochs, Aberdeen, Inverness, and more Looking for even more inspiration for your trip to Great Britain? Try our DK Eyewitness Great Britain.

Uplift Erosion and Stability

It has long been appreciated that the low elevation of Anglesey - Arfon , almost entirely less than 120 m except for a few hills between 155 and 220 m , as compared with Snowdonia where several summits exceed 1000 m , is not due to the ...

Uplift  Erosion and Stability


Places of Special Virtue

This includes sites such as the two monuments along the River Dee as well as Din Dryfol on Anglesey. Two-thirds of sites in northwest Wales have views of Snowdonia (Figure 5.3), and over 60% have views of the distinctive ridge of ...

Places of Special Virtue

This volume explores the landscape settings of megalithic chambered monuments in Wales. Set against a broader theoretical discussion on the significance of the landscape, the authors consider the role of visual landscapes in prehistory, meanings attached to the landscape, and the values and beliefs invested in it. Wales is rich in Neolithic monuments, but the general absence of certain classic monumental forms found in the rest of Britain and Ireland, such as causewayed enclosures, henges, and cursus monuments, seems to have marginalised the Welsh record from many wider discussions on the Neolithic. Instead of seeing Wales as an area which lacks many of these 'classic' components, Cummings and Whittle argue that Wales has its own unique and individual Neolithic which is simply different from the Neolithic found further to the east. It is suggested that this difference may relate to an essentially mobile existence, with strong links back to the Mesolithic period. The authors present three detailed case studies, examining the settings of sites in south-west, north-west and south-east Wales. They outline the history of research for each region, including the previous classification of the monuments and any excavations, and describe the specific landscape settings of the monuments. They assess the significance of a variety of landscape features which would have been visible from the monuments, in particular emphasising the mythological and symbolic significance of the sea, rivers and mountains. An illustrated inventory of sites completes the volume.

The Glaciations of Wales and Adjacent Areas

The most striking feature is the general accordance of summits in Snowdonia and the contrast with the much lower ground of Anglesey , Arfon and Lleyn . Brown ( 1960 ) placed the high ground in his upland plateau and the lowlands in the ...

The Glaciations of Wales and Adjacent Areas


The Companion to British History

Edward counter-attacked Snowdonia and occupied Anglesey. An offer of mediation by abp. Peckham failed and in Dec. Llywellyn was killed in a skirmish. Dafydd tried to carry on but by May 1283 Snowdonia had been overrun.

The Companion to British History

First published in 1996, this comprehensive guide to the history of Britain and its peoples will be indispensable reading for the general enthusiast, as well as students. It is packed full of fascinating detail on everything from Hadrian’s Wall to the Black Death to Tony Blair. The book was assembled over more than thirty years and has seen updates in three editions. "He has done for historical encyclopaedias what Samuel Johnson did for dictionaries." Andrew Roberts, The Daily Telegraph "An astonishing synthesis of information." Roger Scruton, The Times "An astonishing achievement, a compelling book for dipping into, a splendid work." Simon Hoggart, The Guardian "This marvellous book, which contains tens of thousands of historical facts will enlighten, amuse, and inform. Every home should have one." Simon Heffer, The Daily Mail "If you were marooned on that mythical desert island with only one history book, this would be the one to take. Buy three copies – one for the children, one for the grandchildren- and one for yourself." John Charmley, The Daily Telegraph

Great British Bike Rides

Only a few miles and a busy road bridge separate the Snowdonia mountain range from the island of Anglesey, yet the road riding conditions are worlds apart. Snowdonia stuffs mountain ranges and extended climbs right into your face as you ...

Great British Bike Rides

FREE DOWNLOADABLE GPX ROUTE FILES Great British Bike Rides is a celebration of British road cycling. Author Dave Barter brings together forty of the best road rides in England, Scotland and Wales, searching out the country’s most celebrated routes, toughest climbs and most scenic roads. The rides are challenging, they are adventurous, and they are quintessentially British – tackle the gradients of the classic Fred Whitton in the English Lake District; pit yourself against fearsome climbs inspired by the Dragon Ride in Wales; and feast upon Scotland's stunning scenery following wild roads through Assynt and across Skye. Already a fanatical cyclist, author Dave Barter packed in his job and hit the road, embarking on a 9,000-mile tour of Britain to bring together the best riding the country has to offer. His cycle routes are devised specifically for this book, enchaining unforgettable climbs, quiet roads and stunning scenery. Each ride is accompanied by detailed route information, bespoke mapping and a statistical breakdown including every detail the committed cyclist requires. The book is complemented with a set of downloadable GPX files to further aid navigation. Join the cycling revolution and discover the best road cycling in Great Britain.