From the medieval Welsh folk tales of The Mabinogion to the epic story of King Arthur, myth and legend have always played a big part in the Welsh attraction. In fact, history and mythology are so closely entwined that just about every lake, rock, and hill comes with its own legend. This year has been declared the Year of Legends, with 17 emblematic locations chosen to represent the country. The curated selection takes visitors across some of the most dramatic scenery in the British Isles, including the snow-clad peaks of Snowdonia, the serene Gower Peninsula, and the ruggedly beautiful Pembrokeshire coast. While some locations can be visited by public transport, the Year of Legends might just be the best excuse for a Welsh road trip.
Text and photo by Daniel Allen
This article is published in the December 2017 issue of Blue Wings.