Wales: the 100 places to see before you die

The Welsh winner of the Year Award 2010,  ‘Wales, 100 places to see before you die’ , now translated into English, will be launched at Waterstones, The Hayes, Cardiff on Friday, 12 November at 7pm.

From Pembrokeshire to Pontypridd, ‘Wales 100 places to see before you die’ produced by the leading authoritiy on Welsh history, the historian John Davies and photographer, Marian Delyth celebrates the known and unknown Welsh communities and its landscapes  capturing the  nation’s physical, magical and historic character.

The 100 places chosen by the well known historian John Davies, is beautifully depicted in all weathers and seasons by photographer Marian Delyth  offers a fresh eye and appeal to locations that we live in or visit  regularly or never before.  The book includes some of Wales’ most important and best loved tourist destinations such as the National History Museum, St Fagans, the National Botanic Gardens and Portmeirion, through to locations of national and international significance such as Merthyr Tydfil, once the industrial capital of the world, to the multi ethnic histories and contemporary  Cardiff Bay to the alluring Aberystwyth,  a place of longing mentioned in Douglas Adams’ A Dictionary of  Things That There Aren’t Any Words For’.

Published by Y Lolfa, 100 places to see before you die as John Davies writes  in the book provides “an opportunity to realise how lucky we are to live in Wales…  a country that is totally diverse and boasts many achievements of man and woman – which is the main focus of this book.”

List of the 100 places
1 Parys Mountain
2 Barclodiad y Gawres and Bryn Celli Ddu
3 Beaumaris
4 The Menai Bridges
5 Bangor
6 Caernarfon
7 Tre’r Ceiri Hillfort
8 Llanberis
9 Gwydir
10 Bodnant
11 Conwy
12 Rhuddlan and St Asaph
13 Denbigh
14 Holywell
15 Ewloe and Hawarden
16 Mold
17 Gresford
18 Bersham and Erddig
19 Wrexham
20 Chirk
21 Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
22 Llangollen
23 Ruthin
24 Penllyn and Bala
25 Blaenau Ffestiniog
26 Portmeirion
27 Harlech
28 The Shrine Church of St Melangell
29 Welshpool
30 Montgomery
31 Newtown
32 The Centre for Alternative Technology
33 Aberystwyth
34 Aberaeron
35 Strata Florida
36 Llananno
37 The Pales
38 Presteigne
39 Talgarth
40 Llangorse
41 Tretower
42 Brecon
43 Garn Goch (Red Cairn) and Carreg Cennen Castle
44 Llandeilo and Dinefwr
45 Cardigan
46 Foel Drygarn
47 Pentre Ifan
48 St Davids
49 Haverfordwest
50 Pembroke
51 Lamphey and Manorbier
52 Tenby
53 Whitland
54 Carmarthen
55 The National Botanic Garden
56 Llanelli
57 Central Swansea
58 Mumbles
59 Morriston
60 The Lower Swansea Valley
61 Neath
62 Margam
63 Kenfig and surrounding area
64 Ewenny
65 Llantwit Major
66 Barry
67 Old Beaupre
68 Cardiff Castle
69 Cathays Park
70 Cardiff Bay
71 Llandaff
72 St Fagans
73 Castell Coch
74 Caerphilly
75 Pontypridd
76 Rhondda Valley Heritage Park
77 The Rhondda Townscape
78 Aberdare
79 Aberfan
80 Merthyr Tydfil
81 Dowlais
82 Butetown
83 Tredegar
84 Brynmawr
85 Newport City Centre
86 The western fringe of Newport
87 Gwent Levels
88 Caerleon
89 Cwmbran
90 Pontypool
91 Blaenavon
92 Abergavenny
93 Llanthony
94 The Three Castles
95 Raglan
96 Trellech
97 Tintern
98 Caerwent
99 The Second Severn Crossing
100 Chepstow

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