That does indeed sound kind of fun. Hmmmm.
This, I think. They know very little about Wales apart from what I’ve told them (mainly the part about having a pint on top of a mountain - think that sold it). So it won’t be hackneyed to take them to Llanfairpwll, for example. But at the same time it would be nice if they saw a few things that their friends would be unlikely to see without ‘inside knowledge’.
Getting down again could be the interesting part.
As a hidden gem, I think it’s hard to beat a drive along one of the old drovers’ routes across the Cambrian Mountains. Either the Tregaron to Llanwrtyd road (with a detour to Soar y Mynydd which very few English-speakers get to visit - last time I was there the name above mine in the visitors book was Dafydd Iwan’s!) or the road from Pontarfynach/Devil’s Bridge to Rhaeadr with a detour down Dyffryn Elan. You could even do the both in the same day if you don’t get the cramps from being shut in a car all day.
That’s a great idea - we might even be able to time it so that we see the kites at Rhaeadr (4pm is feeding time, I think)!
also pick up any Welsh specific goods over here…books etc…cos they may be much cheaper…as they arent produced in huge numbers unlike English culture.
If you can book in advance could i recommend a visit to Y Sosban and The Old Butchers restaurant in Menai Bridge…has to be booked months in advance but a great experience of michelin star cooking.
Also from a food perspective…cockles and laverbread (do they still cook these fresh in Swansea market?)
It’s old (from March last year) but it might ispire someone to go on a trail of legends and miths Cymreig. Joyo.
I love visiting the working mill, across the yard from the National Woollen Museum of Wales, in Drefach/Felindre. We go when we visit friends nearby. The Mill (www.melinteifi.com/) is a separate business to the Museum and has different opening hours so do check before you go, but they have viewing galleries so you can watch the weavers and the machines at work. Also a shop where you can buy their beautiful flannels. The Museum (https://museum.wales/wool/) is lovely too, bilingual exhibits, and has a cafe, but I like to watch the working mill even more.
Well if you like mills…
This place is well worth a visit:
A walk across the Pontcysyllte aqueduct will never be forgotten.