North Wales Year of Legends 2017
Year of Legends 2017
After we reflect on the #EPIC Year of Adventure that was 2016 that named North Wales in the Top Ten areas to visit on the Planet (by the Lonely Planet guide) We head into a Year of Legends for 2017. Wales’ culture and heritage is such a significant part of its identity that it seems fitting to spend the next year telling you all about.
Wales is an ancient landscape with history and myth around every corner. You may think that this history belongs to the past but North Wales has been amazing at bringing this ancient history back to life with the world’s fastest zip line soaring over an old slate quarry and a giant trampoline suspended in the old slate caverns. Mixing History with modern adventure brings it back to life!
Just a few legendary places to visit locally in 2017
Caernarfon Castle. This huge Norman fortress was designed to evoke the romance of the Roman Empire and Macsen Wledig, the 4th-century warrior who dreamed of (and married) a Welsh princess http://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/caernarfon-castle/?lang=en
Castell Dinas Brân. This ruined castle sits prettily above Llangollen, and was once the home of a beautiful princess called Myfanwy. She inspired a ballad which is the most famous in the male voice choir repertoire. northeastwales.co.uk
Cader Idris — Idris’s Chair — stands 893 metres (2,930 ft) high in the Snowdonia National Park. Idris, by the way, was a giant who used the mountain as an armchair from which to sit and stargaze. https://www.visitsnowdonia.info/cadair_idris-204.aspx
Beddgelert. The name of Snowdonia’s prettiest village means ‘Gelert’s grave’, after Llywelyn the Great’s trusty dog Gelert, who saved Llywelyn’s baby son from a wolf. https://www.visitsnowdonia.info/beddgelert-46.aspx
North Wales truly is a great place to enjoy here and now. Come and see for yourself we’ll help you create your own legendary experience. Create your new legend!