jueves, 13 de noviembre de 2008

Castle & King Arthur Route


Cardiff had a strategic importance between the Normand’s war and the Wales people who had controlled the high land of the country, that is why Cardiff shows off having the biggest concentration of castles in the world.

The second most important castle is the Castell Coch. It is in the Tongwynlais Forest.
Cardiff has got the remains of Twmpath Castle, Bishop’ Palace and the ST. Fagans Castle while Wthitchurch Castle has been rebuilt.

King Arthur route

The best option is to go by the coast to Pembrokeshire region. Here you can visit two ancient menhirs called King Arthur’s Sons. On the way, you will see Swansea bay. The next stage will take us to Carmarthen, where it is said that Merlin was born.

In the north we’ll see Snowdonia, the legend tells that King Arthur is buried here. Search the Dinas Bran’s remains in the Llangollen slope because some theories indicate that the Sant Grial was hidden there.

lunes, 3 de noviembre de 2008


Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a village of the Anglesey Island, in Wales. It is the longest name of United Kingdom and the third longest around the world.

In Welsh, the village’s name means: "the Santa Maria’s church in the hollow of the white hazel next to a fast whirlwind and the San Tisilo’s church next to the red cave".

Although it is called as Llanfair PG (Lanfairpwll for Welsh people)
The name was decided around 1860 by council of the village, mainly to have the largest name in a Rail Station in Great Britain.
In the sign there is phonetics version that makes it easier to read in Welsh: Llan-vire-pooll-guin-gill-go-ger-u-queern-drob-ooll-llandus-ilio-gogo-goch.
In English its pronunciation could be: Clan vira pulth gwinn gith gor gerrick win drob uth clan tay see lee oh go go gokh.
This is a tourist destiny very visited. The tourists use to take photos of themselves next to the sign where is the village’s name