Wales Tales

Enormous bluestone slabs form the walls and roof of Pentre Ifan, a bronze age burial chamber near Newport, South Wales, which has views of the sea in one direction and Carningli (Angel Mountain) in the other. Its builders must have chosen its imposing site deliberately, say guides Mary Baker and Maria Rocke, co-founders of Archaeotours. Supplying a running commentary and picnic lunch, they take small parties around South Wales' many historic sites by car, van or foot. The duo met as archaeology college students, and aim to prove there's "more to Wales than leeks, hats and choirs," says Baker. They took...

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