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    Would you visit 'Celtic Britain'?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/ztg87hv

    The BBC has a traveller's guide, complete with handy phrases, where to stay and trip advisors.

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    Jean,
    I enjoyed the link----(Can't watch the BBC series though ;-( ) but how can you visit Britain and not being visiting its Celtic and other histories? I fineshed your book! Loved it and will need to write a proper review. I also ordered (from England) a couple of copies of "Discover & Learn Stone Age and Celts" for my grandchildren. My grandsons born in England and Wales will be visiting next year and I want to get them excited about the "ancient" history there.
    Kelly

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    Good enough for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwheaton View Post
    Jean,
    I enjoyed the link----(Can't watch the BBC series though ;-( ) but how can you visit Britain and not being visiting its Celtic and other histories? I fineshed your book! Loved it and will need to write a proper review. I also ordered (from England) a couple of copies of "Discover & Learn Stone Age and Celts" for my grandchildren. My grandsons born in England and Wales will be visiting next year and I want to get them excited about the "ancient" history there.
    Kelly
    The first two episodes are on YouTube, or at least they were yesterday.

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    I would definitely stay in Celtic Britain. I stayed in Wales for a week this past July anyway and absolutely, unequivocally loved it. I am thinking of retiring there when the time comes, but I'm not sure my retirement will be up to it. But who knows? Maybe!

    One issue for me though is that the beer is so good there I might spend too much time and money in the pubs, and pub grub probably isn't the best thing for the heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    The first two episodes are on YouTube, or at least they were yesterday.
    Hey! Thanks, Rick! You are right. Excellent!

    Here's Part 1:


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    No worries, but I should have let you all know when I found it yesterday. Got caught up in watching. I thought they did a nice job. Of course once caught in the YouTube current I couldn't get free. There was another bbc series with Neil Oliver, Faces of Britain, which despite outdated PCT assumptions and a serious lack of Alice Roberts, was also pretty entertaining. That one was based on the POBI project, about which I sure hope there's much more to come....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms2 View Post
    I would definitely stay in Celtic Britain. I stayed in Wales for a week this past July anyway and absolutely, unequivocally loved it. I am thinking of retiring there when the time comes, but I'm not sure my retirement will be up to it. But who knows? Maybe!

    One issue for me though is that the beer is so good there I might spend too much time and money in the pubs, and pub grub probably isn't the best thing for the heart.
    Do you have any areas in Wales picked out? My son lived there for a couple of years. It is gorgeous but the winters are a bit bleak. There's a bit if a banana belt (if you can call it that) along the north east coast (just inland) Snowdonia is lovely. Two of my favorite gardens there are Bodnant and Powys Castle. If you go even for a visit check out the book Pendragon. It will have you visiting all sorts of historical and obscure sites!

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    If we do go there to live (probably won't happen), I would want to go to the area where we stayed in mid Wales, near Llandrindod Wells, in a very small town called Llanwrtyd Wells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwheaton View Post
    If you go even for a visit check out the book Pendragon. It will have you visiting all sorts of historical and obscure sites!
    If one is a fan of detective fiction, Rhys Bowen has a series featuring a Welsh constable Evan Evans that's quite readable, and sort of immerses one gently into the local scene without actually having to go very far. She lives in the same California town as my younger son, I keep thinking I'll run into her in the grocery or something.

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