Dydd da friends,
I’m just starting to plan a (very) short holiday in South Wales at the end of this month — I’ll be staying not far from Newport. Unfortunately I’ll only have 2 1/2 days in the area (afternoon of Mon 28th Jan plus all day Tues 29th and Wed 30th), but I still want to pack in all that I can (and hopefully stay for longer next time)!
So I would just love to ask the friendly community here — are there any must-see / must-do places you would recommend that I could get to while I’m in your part of the world? (I will have my car and don’t mind driving a fair way to get to anywhere that’s worth visiting.) Beautiful sights, historic places, cultural / heritage centres, anywhere where one can learn and practise a little Cymraeg? I still haven’t learned very much yet (I will aim to get through all of Level 1 SSiW before I go, at least), but I would still love to use what I can, when I can…
I’m already a fairly fluent speaker of Kernewek (Cernyweg to you) — I’m an Aussie with Cornish ancestry — so I’m also interested in anything to do with Celtic history in general and the connections between the Brythonic peoples and languages. I do already have a contact email for the Yeth an Werin (informal Cornish speaking group) in Cardiff — I won’t be there for their monthly meeting, but I’ll get in touch with them anyway and perhaps they can give me some pointers too.
Diolch in advance