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CIE Tours International Announces New “Best of Britain” Tour

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CIE Tours International Announces New “Best of Britain” Tour

(Morristown, N.J.) – Celebrating nearly 80 years as a travel industry leader, CIE Tours International today announced its new “Best of Britain” deluxe motor coach itinerary for 2012, showcasing the absolute best of England, Scotland and Wales.  Newly created based on client survey responses and feedback, the itinerary combines overnight stays in quality accommodations in each country’s bustling city center, with visits to the UK’s most fascinating attractions.   Appealing to cross-generational travelers from eight to 88 years of age, CIE...

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Have a Haunted Holiday In Wales

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Have a Haunted Holiday In Wales

(New York, NY – September 13, 2011) – In Wales paranormal phenomena abound – not just at Hallowe’en (Calan Gaeaf), but year ‘round.  Bizarre and eerie events are par for the course at countless locations around Wales.  Savor the supernatural: visit a haunted castle, holiday at a haunted inn or imbibe the psychic atmosphere as well as a pint or two at a haunted pub – if you dare!   In the capital of Cardiff, the legendary medieval buried treasure of fairytale-like Castell Coch is reportedly guarded by two men-turned-eagles in a...

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Exploring Northern Wales in Photos

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Exploring Northern Wales in Photos

My memory of Wales was the brief stopover in Hollyhead on my way over to Dun Laoghaire. It was a seaside town where I drank a pint in a dark pub and then hopped on a ferry. For the most part, Wales was little more than a leapfrog from England to Ireland. It would take almost twenty years to understand this was a huge error. The following shots come from my new Canon 60D and include the Welsh cities of Harwarden, Ruthin, Llangollen, Beaumaris, Conwy and the impressive attractions of Northern Wales: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Plas Newydd, Castell...

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Jane Eyre Movie Locations Featured in Wayfarers’ UK Walk

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Jane Eyre Movie Locations Featured in Wayfarers’ UK Walk

Newport, Rhode Island, March 4th, 2011 – Long before this month’s release of director Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) and screenwriter Moira Buffini’s (Tamara Drewe) bold new film version of Charlotte Brontë’s beloved Jane Eyre, The Wayfarers had created a seven-day walk through the wild heather-filled moors, towns and villages that inspired the Brontë sisters to create Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. In its exclusive Brontë Trail walk, The Wayfarers brings literature fans up close and personal with landmarks well-known from Jane Eyre. Walkers...

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Christmas in Cardiff, Wales

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Every winter, the lawn outside Cardiff’s City Hall is transformed into a large ice rink as part of the city’s “Winter Wonderland.” Children and adults alike can skate to the sounds of DJs and live bands, within view of the city’s picturesque civic center.  Those not so confident on two blades can enjoy ice sculptors, festive games (with the essential fake snow) and fairground rides or simply relax in the rink-side café with a cup of mulled wine and a mince pie. Santa, of course, is also on hand to check who’s been behaving this...

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Conwy, North Wales’ Walled Town

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The town of Conwy is stunningly situated by any standards. On one side it is bounded by a river estuary and the other three sides are protected by its 13th century walls. The walls are over three-quarters of a mile long, guarded by no less than 22 towers, and considered to be some of the finest town walls in the world. Apart from one small section, you can walk around the walls in their entirety. When in Conwy, make a point of visiting the Elizabethan mansion, Plas Mawr, built in 1577, and Aberconwy, a medieval town house, built at the...

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Beaumaris Castle in Wales

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Castle was the last and largest of Edward I’s castles, begun in 1295 and never finished. The plans for its Great Hall indicate that it would have been twice its present height if it had been completed. Its ingenious and perfectly symmetrical walls-within-walls design was state of the art for the late 13th century. Built into its plan were no less than four successive lines of fortifications and 14 separate major obstacles that any attacker would have had to overcome, together with hundreds of cleverly sited arrow slits and deadly...

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Stay at Prince Charles’ Country Home

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CARMARTHENSHIRE, WALES, February 4, 2009 – – Americans in search of a vacation retreat that’s fit for a king will be pleased to know that they can now stay at Prince Charles’ Welsh country home in Carmarthenshire and, quite literally, live like a royal. Llwynywermod, a former 18th century coach house and farm bought by the Duchy of Cornwall estate, has been renovated to become the first Welsh home for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. While the royal couple has their quarters in the old coach house; visitors are...

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Chasing the Holy Grail to Dinas Bran Castle

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There’s nothing like a medieval castle to exhume one’s sense of romance however deeply it may be buried beneath the mundane. And Wales, that piece of geography that bulges from British soil into the Irish Sea like a full belly, has close to 400 of them in various states of restoration and ruin. But only one claims legendary ties to the Holy Grail: Castell Dinas Bran, which translated into English means ‘castle of the fort of the crow (or raven)’. Some say it is the Arthurian Corbenic Castle itself and the Grail is still there buried deep...

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Wales in 2008

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January 12th-14th Saturnalia Wobble/ Ramble, Llanwrtyd Wells A feast of Roman drinks, foods and frolics, walking and mountain biking http://llanwrtyd-wells.powys.org.uk/index1.htm February to April Six Nations Rugby www.wru.co.uk March 1st St David’s Day (Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant) Special celebrations are held all over Wales to commemorate the country’s Patron Saint. March 1st – 2nd Saundersfoot St David’s Day Food Festival, Saundersfoot The Festival is a two-day event of music and food. It’s focal point is the “Cawl Cooking...

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Celebrate at Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

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Everything is coming up roses, now that Summer has arrived at Bodysgallen Hall, arguably the most beautiful hotel in the British Isles. Standing in over 200 acres of its own parkland, with spectacular views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle, Bodysgallen Hall provides all that is best in country house hospitality. At this time of the year the extensive gardens are a riot of flowers, with the birds and the bees buzzing between the sweet scented herbs, the box hedges and the flowering shrubs. Head Gardner, Robert Owen and his long serving team, will...

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Gypsy Accommodations in Wales

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WALES, May 2, 2007 – An authentic Gypsy caravan set in its own acre of riverside meadow, a restored Edwardian railway carriage built as a sleeper coach for the Great Western Railway and a fabulously secluded farmhouse on a 12-acre working sheep farm are among the offerings of Under the Thatch, a Welsh sustainable tourism business with one-of-a-kind, WOW!-worthy accommodation. Under the Thatch has 18 completely original, fantastically-affordable self-catering accommodation ranging from woodland log cabins, traditional cottages and 17th-century...

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Deilmann Golf Around the World

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NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2007 – Six ocean sailings on the MS Deutschland of Peter Deilmann Cruises feature golf theme cruises in 2007 with free air transportation and free transfers for golfers and non-golfers from the U.S. Golf courses played in these far-ranging cruises are in Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Canadian islands, Dubai, India, Thailand, Singapore, Bali and Hong Kong. At the same time, seven Deilmann river cruises on the inland waterways of the Rhine, Rhône, Seine, Danube and Elbe rivers offer golfers the opportunity to visit...

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Wales and the Best Pub (video)

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In The Know Traveler’s own Maryl Celiz continues her search for the greatest destination in the world with the help of Wales Tourism, Alexandra Marr from the Visit Europe Media Exchange held in Los Angeles in December 06. For more on Wales at ITKT. This podcast was produced by Wayfarer Digital for In The Know Traveler. To see our great videos and interviews you need Quick Time 7.0 or...

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Smithstonian Journeys, Winter 2007

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$1,000 Per Couple Savings in the Fabled British Isles: Embark on the historic trail of Normans, Saxons, Celts and Norsemen on the 10-night chartered cruise British Isles: Fabled Lands, Wild Shores (June 1-13, 2007). Trace ancient settlements along the rugged shores of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland on this custom crafted journey that explores the region’s hidden gems, offbeat attractions and famed UNESCO World Heritage sites. Highlights include the Isle of Man, the medieval St. Michael’s Mount on England’s Cornish coast; Scotland’s...

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