Category: Things to see

Snowdonia’s ghosts, ghouls and scary places

Long before Halloween became a time when things went bump in the night, the Celts of Wales celebrated the end of summer and the beginning of winter with the ancient festival of Samhain (pronounced ‘sow inn’). As the days drew shorter and the nights darker and colder, it marked a time when the boundaries between the… Read more »

From Wales, with love-spoons!

Has your beloved ever given you a lovespoon? Have you heard of them before? Well, they’re a big deal here in Wales. But what are lovespoons exactly?Lovespoons were romantic tokens crafted by male suitors and presented to the maidens they admired. Origins of the lovespoon The first example of the word ‘llwy’ (spoon) appears in the… Read more »