I think Wales is severely underrated. Many travelers seem to skip over Wales on their trip throughout the UK, straight from London to Dublin. However, this is one gem that should not be skipped over! I took a weekend trip to this great country with my favorite group, International Friends, and it was such a memorable trip. The group trip went throughout medieval towns with some of the oldest structures in the country, to the mountains and the ports of the most breathtaking views in all of the UK.
On the first day of the tour, we stopped in the medieval town of Chester which is settled on the River Dee on the border of England and Wales. History is truly alive and well in this city and all you have to do is look at the Tudor-style architecture to know that it’s a fact. This city has seen is it all over its 2,000 year history. From the Roman remains of the Roman Gardens with the bases of columns still apparent, to the crumbled church of St. John the Baptist which has been in the same spot for more than 900 years. Both spots were my favorite in the town. I’m a huge history buff, and I was overwhelmed with how much one city has endured, and how much is still visible to our modern eyes. It leaves much to the imagination; What did the town look like in its Roman Glory? Is it possible to close your eyes while sitting amongst the ruins of the church and feel the energy of the congregation of years past? Well, the answer is in you! Fun Fact: Chester has the second most photographed clock in the UK! Move over Big Ben! The clock tower was erected in 1897 in honor of Queen Victoria. Read More