Wales cam chat
This time we're in North Wales, splitting slate, exploring castles, and steaming up mountains. Wales' top historical, cultural, and natural wonders are found here in the north.From towering Mount Snowdon to evocative castles to sweeping Victorian promenades, it's a poem written in landscape.Sir John Major, chairman of the Trust, explains the breadth of the program: “This program will celebrate the achievements of these extraordinary individuals and help develop their skills, thus creating a lasting legacy to honor the long and successful reign of Queen Elizabeth II.” What did you think of the live chat?In this program we explore North Wales, from towering Mount Snowdon to evocative medieval castles to grand Victorian promenades.Slate mining played a blockbuster role in Welsh heritage, and this mine on the northern edge of Blaenau Ffestiniog does a fine job of explaining the mining culture of Victorian Wales.The exhibit has three parts: a tiny Victorian mining town (with a miners' pub and a view from "The Top of the Tip") and two tours, one focusing on working life and traditional mining techniques, and the other including a descent into the "deep mine." This sumptuous 80-acre display of floral color six miles south of Conwy is one of Britain's best gardens.
It was built after the advent of the railroads which made the Welsh sea coast easily accessible to the English industrial heartland.
The Princes launched the search for nominees using the hashtag #The Search Is On via Twitter.