Pistyll Rhaeadr and Wrexham steeple,
Snowdon's mountain without its people,
Overton yew trees, St Winefride wells,
Llangollen bridge and Gresford bells.

This time last month I found myself in a pub in Wrexham with DTal and several of his Welsh friends. Having been outed as English, I felt it best to keep the conversation centred on the merits of Wales, and so I came to learn of its seven wonders. Despite my previous ignorance, it turned out that I'd managed to see two of them by accident during my trip: our drinking establishment was a stone's throw from St Giles', and I'd wandered over the Llangollen bridge earlier in the day.

In case the rhyme isn't sufficient guidance, the wonders are:

The verse apparently dates from the 18th century, although the author is unknown, and a more geographically accurate description would be the seven wonders of North Wales. Of course, opinions differ as to which are Wales' finest landmarks: surely there must be something interesting in the south!


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