An ancient landscape, a language unchanged since King Arthur and countless examples of local folklore: Wales is positively overflowing with history, mythology, legendary people and places. In celebration of Visit Wales’ Year of Legends, HF Holidays has created a list of impressive getaways.
Explore the historic Snowdonia National Park and visit picturesque Beddgelert, roughly translated as ‘Gelert’s Grave’. Steeped in legend, it was named after Llywelyn the Great’s heroic dog who saved his baby son from a wolf, but was slain in an unfortunate case of mistaken identity. Stay at the charming Craflwyn Hall, a National Trust property nestled on the edge of Beddgelert village at the foot of mount Snowdon and enjoy guided walks straight from the doorstep.
With the Brecon Beacons National Park offering dramatic scenery it’s no wonder it is home to some of Wales’ most haunting legends. Stay at charming Nythfa House and go on a series of guided walks including one to to Llyn y Fan Fach, the lake at the bottom of Black Mountain home to the infamous Lady of the Lake.
Discover Northern Snowdonia’s best kept secrets, like the Swallow Falls at Betws-y-Coed. Stay at Craflwyn Hall, just outside Beddgelert village, and explore the region on daily mini-bus tours, stopping off to explore on foot along the way. A highlight is the mighty Caenarfon Castle, a World Heritage Norman fortress famous for its legend of The Dream of Macsen Wledig (Magnus Maximus).