Tag: Wales

  • Beaumaris Castle

    Known as an unfinished masterpiece, Beaumaris Castle was the last castle built in Wales by King Edward I of England. Construction began in 1295, with Edward’s ‘master of the king’s works in Wales’ James of St George overseeing the project. James is intrinsically tied to Beaumaris Castle, and it is considered “Britain’s most perfect example…

  • Conwy Castle

    On our way to Anglesey, we decided to take a break in Conwy and see the famous castle. We hadn’t checked in advance whether it was open, and alas it wasn’t, so learn from us folks and check websites in advance! We had a second go at visiting later in the week and it was…

  • Caernarfon Castle

    Since watching Dan Jones’ Secret of Great British Castles, I’ve been wanting to visit Caernarfon Castle. Earlier this year I finally achieved my goal and stood at Caernarfon Castle! It was built by Edward I and alongside nearby Conwy, Beaumaris and Harlech castles is a World Heritage Site. For good reason too, as it is…

  • Madame Bevan – The Woman Who Helped Wales Read (Guest post by Claire from the Hisdoryan)

    Today on Some Sources Say we have a brilliant guest post by Claire from the Hisdoryan (which is one of my favourite history blogs!) Keep up to date on her latest blog posts by following her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. Without any further ado, read below to find out more about Madame Bevan,…

  • ‘Rex Unfinished’ Exhibition at Plas Newydd

    I recently visited Wales for the first time, and on our first full day we visited Plas Newydd which is run by the National Trust. They are currently undertaking some works on the property that were sadly put on pause due to Covid-19, so not all the house was available to view. However, the staff…

  • Recommendation: ‘Fall of Giants’ by Ken Follett

    “An epic of love, hatred, war and revolution“ Covering the period 1911-1924 Ken Follett’s 2010 novel ‘Fall of Giants‘ follows 5 families in Wales, England, Germany, Russia & the USA as they navigate their lives before, during and after the First World War…

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