Visitors to Wales will be able to experience Welsh history like never before this autumn thanks to the newly launched Wales History Map, by Cadw.
For the first time history enthusiasts will be able to explore sites all over Wales based on their favourite period in Welsh history – from the legacy of the Princes of Gwynedd to the story of Owain Glyndŵr.
Created as part of an Escape to Wales autumn campaign, the Wales History Map is an interactive online resource which allows users to pinpoint over fifty of Wales’s best historic sites, owned or cared for by various partners from within the heritage sector, by separating them into 12 different themes of Welsh history.
The Escape to Wales campaign aims to attract keen walkers and cultural explorers to all Welsh historic sites during the shoulder season.
In addition to the map, a series of audio guides have been released telling the stories of four of Wales’s best loved ‘heroes and heroines’. From Branwen ferch Llŷr to Gwenllian, and Llywelyn the Great to Sidney Gilchrist Thomas, the audio guides each link to a specific theme on the Wales History Map, and can be downloaded and listened to while exploring sites.
And to help visitors get in the mood for historic adventures, the Welsh Government has collaborated with Trac Cymru (Music Traditions Wales) to create the Ultimate Welsh Road Trip Soundtrack. Featuring songs from the likes of Welsh songstress Duffy and award-winning folk group 9Bach, the soundtrack, available on the Cadw website, includes a playlist of songs by Welsh artists to complement the historic themes.
For more information about the Wales History Map, audio guides and the Welsh road trip soundtrack, visit www.cadw.gov.wales/historymap.