Friday 01 February 2013
It’s less than a week since the celebration of Santes Dwynwen who devoted her life to the happiness of lovers and became the Welsh patron saint of love. Click here to read her story http://bit.ly/YDLFeg
. Now love is in the air once again as Valentine’s Day (14 February) fast approaches. But whether you’re planning a date with a difference or you’re looking for that perfect place to say ‘I do’, there’s romance all year round at these Cadw sites...
The first date
Plan a first date to remember: a romantic walk with a view is sure to win them over. Dolwyddelan Castle blends beautifully with its craggy home in the heart of Snowdonia National Park and lies in ruins atop a rocky knoll surrounded by unique and spectacular landscape. Or visit Oxwich Castle in beautiful Gower and take full advantage of the panoramic sea views across the headland before exploring miles of coastal paths at your leisure.
Pop the question
Some of Cadw’s sites have also proved to be the perfect setting for marriage proposals. Kidwelly Castle was an idyllic backdrop for one romantic, as he got down on one knee last month to propose to his beloved while their song echoed around the castle walls. And another lucky lady from Wrexham was flying high last September. Her boyfriend called on the custodians at Caernarfon to unravel a large banner in the grounds of the castle as he asked for her hand in marriage while they flew past from nearby airfield, Dinas Dinlle.
More than 75 couples said ‘I do’ at Cadw sites during 2012 and each memorable event went down in history. From Plas Mawr, the finest Elizabethan town house in Britain, to the great hall at Tretower Court and Castle, to the enchanted Castell Coch and Caerphilly, Wales’s largest castle, these dramatic and romantic sites provide the perfect setting for your special day.
To start planning the wedding of your dreams, visit http://bit.ly/VvqSZD
for more information or call 01443 336 106.