The Tyntila Murder - Nearly a hundred years ago there occurred on the mountainside below a lonely Rhondda mountain farm a tragedy which for months afterwards focused the attention of the outside world on the small mining village of Gellidawel and which even today is spoken of in many Rhondda homes as the "mystery of Tyntila." The mystery remains unsolved to this day.
The Denbigh Insane Asylum in Denbighshire, North Wales offers a magnificent, even daunting exterior to the outside world, but inside is rotting away. Built between 1846 and 1848 from plans drawn up by Thomas Full James, this pioneering example of early Victorian asylum architecture was constructed for the Welsh people with mental health problems. It's said to be haunted by the patients that lived there. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Wales_Hospital:
For five years, they were left entirely alone, unnoticed by the world outside while enjoying a quiet sustainable life in hidden green-roofed hobbit-like houses in the Welsh countryside. But a survey plane noticed the ‘lost tribe’ during a flyover. Soon, Julian and Emma Orbach and their eco-community were locked in a decade-long battle to save their hobbit village, which was under threat because they failed to get the proper building permits. Ultimately, the village was allowed to remain.
The approach to Baron Hill, down a mile long stretch of heavily overgrown driveway, adds a sense of excitement to the visit. Structures are barely visible, hidden in the undergrowth in the former gardens and the mansion itself can be occasionally glimpsed through the trees. Woodland now surrounds the mansion and a sense of discovery is felt when the main building is finally within sight and its size and grandeur can be appreciated. Anglesey, Wales.
The Shambles, arguably the best preserved medieval street in the world. It was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of the Exchequer of William the Conqueror in 1086. Many of the buildings on the street today date back to the late fourteenth and fifteenth century (around 1350-1475).In some sections of the Shambles it is possible to touch both sides of the street with your arms outstretched.