With an area of 27 square miles, the 24-mile-long Loch Lomond is the largest inland loch/lake in Great Britain (the largest in the UK being Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland). The loch forms part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, which was created in 2002. There are several islands in the loch, one of which has been home to a colony of wallabies since the 1940s.
The picturesque village of Luss lies on the shore of Loch Lomond and is a very popular tourist destination. The settlement probably dates back to the 1300s and much of the village was rebuilt in the 1800s by the Colquhouns of Rossdhu Castle to provide housing for the workers in their nearby slate quarries.
Construction of Zip World’s new £3.3 million Adventure Terminal started in spring 2016 and it was built by Llanelli-based WRW Construction. The opening of the company’s new headquarters was planned for Easter 2017 but took place in September 2017. In addition to offices and the kitting-up area for the zip-line ‘flyers’, the building features the Blondin restaurant/café bar together with viewing galleries and a function space.
Weeping Window, Caernarfon Castle. The similarity of the base of the artwork to the claw of a Welsh dragon is coincidental and was a result of restrictions on the depth that can be spiked at certain areas because of underlying archaeological remains.
The ceramic-poppy art installation Weeping Window, created by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper as part of the 2014 Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London, is on display at Caernarfon Castle from 11 October until 20 November 2016.