Built on The Duchy of Cornwall Estate, Prince Charles did not want another "bog standard" modern housing development. Poundbury, which takes design inspiration from the historic architecture of Dorset, is the result. It seems to be a great success and is far better than some of the hideous developments which have been covering Britain in recent years.
Just a short (9 mile/13Km) train ride (road is slow going) from Cardiff city centre. The area behind the beach is rather "tacky".
Barry Island is just a short (9 miles / 13Km) train ride (road is slow going) from Cardiff city centre. The area behind the beach is rather "tacky".
St.Teilo's Church was moved to St.Fagans - National History Museum of Wales, from Pontarddulais, Carmarthenshire. The Archbishop of Canterbury re-dedicated this church in October 2007 following completion of the re-build. To see interior (which is not marked on Google Earth), click "Prev" above.
Dyffryn House stands in a sheltered valley in the Vale of Glamorgan - just to the west of Cardiff.
Just outside the City of Cardiff in the Vale of Glamorgan. These herbaceous borders reach their peak in July.
Just outside the City of Cardiff in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Tetbury is not the as peaceful as it may appear in this photograph as five roads converge on the town. The streets are often clogged with traffic (including juggernauts) making for a very unpleasant fume filled environment. Surely the people of Tetbury should have arranged protests to get a by-pass built. Perhaps local landowners are trying to prevent this or the government is refusing to provide the funding?
This photograph was taken about a 40 minute drive north of Cardiff.
Not within the city limits of Cardiff but just a short (19 minute) train ride north. This is one of the UK's great medieval castles. It's a pity that most visitors to Cardiff don't seem to know about it!