Tour '98 - '01 - '02
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A photographic compilation of my travels to England and Wales in the years 1998, 2001 and 2002. The compilation in a concise overview.
This is a kind of photographic compilation of my travels to England and Wales. I want to give a global impression of the regions of England who all have their own nature and character and of Wales too.

The England part of these holidays.

Tintagel is supposed to be the birthplace of the legendary King Arthur in beautiful Cornwall.

Tintagel, a steep and long stairway

St. Ives is very characteristic town; many famous painters and other artists did or live here.

St. Ives

Land’s End is the most southwesterly point of the UK. Years ago you just could go to this point. Now some have the benefits of it and you have to pay to see Land’s End.

Land's End

Rowena Cade did create a really marvellous open sky theatre. “The Minack Theatre” is completely sculptured out of the rocks. As spectator you not only can watch the plays, but you have a magnificent view towards the sea too. This theatre is located in Porthcurno, Cornwall.

The Minack Theatre

Canterbury is a real nice town to be for a few days. It has nice historic buildings, a nice shopping area and don’t miss the “Canterbury Tales”, exhibition.


The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is running between Pickering and Grosmont. Pickering is a somewhat bigger town; Grosmont is just a small village. The steam train is very luxury one. Pickering is the starting point.

Between Pickering and Grosmont

York is really a nice town to shop. The Rawcliffe Manor Campsite is a nice place to be also. The pub and the Restaurant are real cosy and it’s all on the campsite. Handy. John is a regularly customer who lives in the neighbourhood.

Rawcliffe Manor Campsite, York

Linda is working here for many years and is lady sunshine behind the bar.

Linda, Rawcliffe Manor Campsite, York

Lincoln is the capitol city of Lincolnshire. You will find here almost everything you want. The old part of the city has very steep streets, but nice.


Fordinbridge is in the middle of New Forest. This is an area of outstanding beauty. Horses just walk free around. Everyone who’s using the roads has to understand, that all traffic has to give way to all animals.

Fordinbridge in bloom

Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

I don't think Shakespeare ate at this Pizza Hut

Norwich is bigger than you think. There are a lot of things you can do. The covered market is very handy when it rains.

Norwich, covered market

The Wales part of these holidays.

Llanuwchllyn is one of the stations you visit riding the “Bala Lake Railway”. It’s a narrow track railway used to transport goods in the earlier days. Now it’s a tourist’s attraction. You have some magnificent views. Bala is the best place to board this steam train.


Blaneau Ffestiniog looks a little lost. It’s an old mining town were normally you shouldn’t go. But using the “Blaneau Ffestiniog Railway” from Porthmadog it is a nice stop to eat or drink something.

Porthmadog to Blaneau Ffestiniog, Steam Railway

Aberystwyth is a nice university city. It still has a lot of the old glory of the British Empire, but well kept. The picture below I made going up with the “Electric Railway”. You have to go up too. It’s really nice.

The steam train to and back from Devil’s Bridge is also a nice experience.


Llanfair is just the place with the world’s longest name.



Meaning in plain English


The church of Mary in the hollow of the white Hazel near the fierce whirlpool and the church of Tysilio by the Red Cave

The picture below is taken nearby the Brecon, Brynich Caravan Park. You can walk along the towpath to Brecon too. It’s about a half hour walk.

Canal near Brecon

Nearby the campsite is “The Three Horse Shoes” pub. Real friendly people run it. In 2001 they had a real set back because of the Foot and Mouth disease. Together with Derek and a lot of other customers I did buy a few pints for almost a week. I did really miss them when I went further on.

Derek in front, I in the middle

Llandudno is a nice city and it has a gigantic pier. There are also a lot of arcades. It’s a real authentic city.


Abergavenny is an old market town.


If you are looking for a book doesn’t matter what genre, any issue, you find it in Hay-on-Wye. Almost from every house, castle and every shop, books are sold.

Hay-on-Wye Books, Books and Books

The pictures shown with some explaining texts are about. 

England & Wales


Tintagel, Cornwall

St. Ives, Cornwall

Land’s End, Cornwall

Porthcurno, Cornwall

Canterbury, Kent

Pickering – Grosmont, Yorkshire

York, Yorkshire

Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Fordinbridge, New Forest

Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford

Norwich, East Anglia



Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd

Blaneau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

Aberystwyth, Dyfed

Llanfair, Anglesey

Brecon, Powys

Llandudno, Snowdonia

Hay-on-Wye, Powys