Yes. This audiobook is packed with interesting information on 20 of the author’s favourite castles in Wales, and gives not only a comprehensive history of each one but also a lot of practical information.
However, you are travelling, by foot, bus, car or coach the author has furnished you with all you need to enjoy and explore these wonderful historic monuments. The opening times and entry prices are also included as well, as well as indications of the levels of fitness you would need to have, and wheelchair access.
I have to say, perhaps because I am English, I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook being read by the English narrator Phillip J. Mather, whose deep, classical voice suited this subject so well.
I listened to it in one sitting because I love history, however, each castle has its own section so it is perfect as a travel guide.
Having enjoyed many childhood holidays in Wales and recently having had my daughter at university at Bangor I have had the opportunity to visit many of the castles mentioned and look forward to enjoying visiting Wales in the future and using this audiobook as my guide.
If you are interested in castles and are contemplating a holiday in a particular area of England, or indeed live there and fancy an interesting day out, this book is an invaluable asset. And, the castles reviewed, are evenly spaced throughout England.
Not only does this book contain a wealth of historical and factual information about each of the castles it reviews, it also gives the listener essential, practical information about opening times, bus and rail times and routes, car parking and much more. If the castles are near to each other it advises whether it would be possible to visit the two together on the same day and offers an insight into the surrounding areas and towns the castles are situated in.
The quintessentially English voice of the narrator, Phillip Mather compliments the subject of this book perfectly.
This is an excellent audiobook and a real travellers’ guide to 20, of the many castles in England.