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Northeast Wales: The Borderlands of Clwyd
by Peter N. Williams, Ph.D., Editor, Wales on Britannia
The Northeast is very much a border region, with a string of holiday resorts that have nothing Welsh about them. Inland, however, is the beautiful Vale of Clwyd, sheltered from the English Plains by the great green Clwydian Hills. The region was part of the Earldom of Chester and fought over for centuries by Welsh, Saxons and Normans. It is home to one of the world's great international music festivals, one of the holiest shrines in Wales, and the site of the first Royal Eisteddfod.
Next Stop: Chester, Cheshire, England