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Piercefield House, Chepstow

A simple dog walk at Chepstow racecourse led me to this wonderfull find, a Neoclassical Grade II*- listed ruined mansion called Piercefield House. This once fine Georgian building was commissioned in 1785 by a Durham banker named George Smith with … Continue reading

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Porth y Nant, North Wales

When I was a child attending Bryntaf, a Welsh speaking primary school in Cardiff, I learnt about one of Wales’ most tragic and famous love stories, the story of Rhys and Meinir. Rhys and Meinir lived and grew up together … Continue reading

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