Category: Things to see

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 »

Exploring the world of the Welsh mystics

The region surrounding our hotel is plentiful with ancient sites and stone circles, which begs the question – why are they there? Welsh history and oral tradition are steeped in mysticism and otherworldly stories, and it seems that they have some roots in pre-Christian Britain. Everything intrinsically ‘Welsh’ entwines the land and its spirits, and… Read more »