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Picturesque North Wales

Enchanting trip through the beautiful landscapes of North Wales, from Conwy to Carnaerfon and the Menai Bridge.

Travelogue 1910 5 mins

Overview

This early travelogue takes a gentle tour through the beauty spots of the North Welsh landscape. Stopping points include the castles at Conwy and Carnaerfon, a magnificent waterfall, the medieval mountain village of Betws-y-Coed and the engineering marvel of the Menai Bridge - a fascinating mix of tradition and modernity.

There's even a chance to meet some of the locals - an elderly woman with her knitting and a gaggle of jolly girls taking tea, all in Welsh national costume. Their cloaks and tall black hats were typically worn by rural women in the early 19th century, becoming national symbols later in the century when Welsh identity was felt to be under threat.