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How to visit Pontcanna, Cardiff’s coolest district for a Welsh weekend like a local

December 14, 2022

My last story of the year is part of a round-up feature for Telegraph Travel. I explored the Cardiff suburb of Pontcanna, the en-vogue neighbourhood for shopping, dining and drinking. Here’s a taster of the text: The Welsh capital packs heritage attractions and sporting heroes into the compact city centre.… Read more

How ghost stories reveal the dark reality of life for Yorkshire’s ancient monks

December 11, 2022

A Halloween trip to the North Yorkshire Moors this autumn. I took a trip back through time to Rievaulx Abbey [pictured above] to try a new ghost-story-inspired tour of English Heritage properties. Revenants and Remains is a 90-minute walking tour of five monastic sites across the North of England, ranging… Read more

Visit the little-known, rural Welsh retreat favoured by the new King Charles

December 8, 2022

A rare visit over the autumn to a little-known rural retreat in west Wales. But the Llwynywermod estate, comprising two holiday cottages and a Grade II-listed threshing barn, as well as the main farmhouse, is more than just your average farm-stay holiday accommodation. It’s the restorative retreat built for our new, King… Read more