The Hidden Places of North Wales

Travel guides to the little known spots and secluded areas of Great Britain

The Hidden Places of North Wales

Travel guides to the little known spots and secluded areas of Great Britain

North Wales

North Wales


Insight Guides Great Breaks Snowdonia North Wales

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 ...

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.

Pocket Rough Guide Staycations Snowdonia North Wales Travel Guide eBook

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.

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.

Cycling Country Lanes Byways

Presents 17 circular routes, national cycle network routes, cycle hire centres, and mountain bike centres.

Cycling Country Lanes   Byways

Presents 17 circular routes, national cycle network routes, cycle hire centres, and mountain bike centres.

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.

Esme Guardian of Snowdonia

A profile of Esme Kirby, the conservationist who formed the Snowdonia National Park Society.

Esme  Guardian of Snowdonia

A profile of Esme Kirby, the conservationist who formed the Snowdonia National Park Society. Her career began as an actress, and at 23 she married Thomas Firbank, whose bestselling book, I Bought a Mountain (1940) tells of their married life at Dyffryn, a 3,000-acre farm near Capel Curig.

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

Here are collected some of the articles that helped us understand how and when these breathtaking landscapes were created and are a

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

Photographing North Wales A Photo Location Guidebook

On the front flap of the book there are a sun compass and sun elevation graphic, and sunset/ sunrise times throughout the year.

Photographing North Wales  A Photo Location Guidebook

Author and local North Wales photographer Simon Kitchin describes over 100 locations and several hundred viewpoints for the reader to visit. Each location chapter starts with an overview describing historical, literary, geological, and natural history features including the photographic potential of a location.

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 ...

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.