We recently filmed in Wales for two episodes of our PBS TV show, Travels with Darley, and prior to that we had an epic journey on horseback through Wales for Equitrekking. I’m excited that on Wednesday, March 29th at 1pm ET, you’ll be able to join me live on Twitter for a chat about legendary Wales travels. Share your Wales travel insights and have a little fun hearing what we learned from the locals!
WHAT: A travel chat on Twitter, called #TWDWales and hosted by me @darleynewman and @visitwales.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 29 at 1pm ET
(10am PT and 6pm GMT)
WHERE: I will moderate the chat from wherever I am in the world on Wednesday afternoon from my Twitter profile @darleynewman, along with @visitwales. We’ll be using the hashtag #TWDWales. So follow us to join in the fun!
To give you an idea of topics… Of course, we’re talking travel, but we’re also talking legendary travels. 2017 is the Year of Legends in Wales and this small Great Britain country has some legendary history, culture, food and adventures to share. Search for #FindYourEpic and #YearofLegends on Twitter and you’ll see a few!
From famous Welsh writers like Roald Dahl and Dylan Thomas to modern storytellers like Gareth Wyn Jones, the “Tweeting Farmer,” Wales has characters and characteristics to remember. With more than 600 castles (some of which may be haunted), iconic Welsh ciders and beers, dramatic scenery and truly iconic adventures, there will be lots to dish about during our hour-long Twitter chat.
For now, here are a few photos from our travels. See more of Wales by watching the Travels with Darley “Wales Isle of Anglesey & The Coast” and “Northern England & Wales” episodes on your local PBS station and Create TV.
With Gareth Wyn Jones at his coastal farm in Wales. A farmer, BBC star and know for his prolific social media following, the “Tweeting farmer” is just one of the legendary characters you might love meeting in Wales.
We dare you to fly face first over a stone quarry! Zip World in Wales is not for the faint of heart. This adrenaline pumping adventure takes you face first down Europe’s longest and fastest zip line.
Enjoy the views at Pant Du Vineyards and Orchards. Cider is a top beverage produced in Wales and one you must try on your travels, perhaps during a vineyard tour.
Bodelwyddan Castle is reputed to be haunted. See if you can feel any paranormal activity here or at one of Wales’ over 600 castles.
It’s a doozy! Try pronouncing this one! You can visit the village of ‘Llanfair,’ which with 50 letters, has the longest place name in Europe. It’s perfect for impressive photo opportunities, but tricky for selfies.
Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, Wales is not only unique for offering vacations on-site, so called “library vacations,” but also as a place to get inspired by reading works from Wales’ legendary writers like Gillian Clarke, Phillip Pullman, Dylan Thomas, and Owen Sheers.
Watch a preview for our PBS TV episode, “Travels with Darley: Wales Isle of Anglesey & The Coast.”Watch a preview for our “Northern England & Wales” PBS TV episode.
The Brecon Beacons National Park is just one place where you can take in stunning scenery in Wales and horseback riding there only adds to the adventure.
Please join us for the chat!
Learn more about our travels in Wales and see what you might like to do on your #FindYourEpic adventure on VisitWales.com.