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Island life off-grid in Ireland

Meet the couple who swapped city life to live on a remote Irish island with no electricity

Leisure Homes of Fir Plywood

Leisure Homes of Fir Plywood

Kyffin Williams & UTT

About 20 years ago I took Kyffin Williams out for lunch, and also invited my good friend Gaenor who I knew admired his work. During the conversation we got chatting about vernacular Welsh architecture and Kyffin wanted to illustrate a couple of Welsh house types. We had no paper handy but Gaenor had a couple […]

Llansteffan Castle

Llansteffan Castle

Restoration tips for an old granary from Griff and George Rhys Jones

The comedian and his designer son have restored a farm building in Pembrokeshire. You can read about the renovation of our new holiday cottage Granar Trehilyn here – and book your holiday at Granar Trehilyn here.

Film locations in Wales | TV series & movies | National Trust

Film locations in Wales | TV series & movies | National Trust

The Forgotten Women of the Arts and Crafts Movement

The Forgotten Women of the Arts and Crafts Movement

Protection for Historic Welsh Sites

Historic Welsh sites are to be protected by vandalism patrols. “These monuments cannot be replaced, and it is part of our duty to ensure they are protected.” Find out more here.

The Hidden History of the Mantelpiece

The Hidden History of the Mantelpiece

Saint Fagan’s Google Expedition

What a great idea! Diolch Sain Ffagan. A virtual reality (VR) tour of the Rhyd-y-car cottages has been created. This is a great resource for people who can’t get to Saint Fagan’s Museum of Welsh Life because of distance or for the moment, lockdown. Why not share with teachers and parents who can use it […]