1. Roald Dahl Place, CardiffRoald Dahl was born on 13th September 1916 in Llandaff, Cardiff and wrote about his early years in his book 'Boy: Tales of Childhood' including the story of the mouse in the gobstopper jar. He is commemorated in the newly redeveloped Roald Dahl Plass, a public space in Cardiff that is home to the Welsh Assembly Building. Originally a dock, this was once a thriving coal port exporting millions of tons of coal mined from the Valleys of South Wales. The space was formerly known as the Oval Basin and many of the original building stones can still be seen and have been reused. For example, Pennant Stone, an Upper Carboniferous sandstone found within the Warwickshire Group, also from the South Wales Coalfield, and a common building stone in the South Wales and Bristol areas.
4. Great Missenden, BuckinghamshireGreat Missenden was where Road Dahl lived for the last 36 years of his life and many features of the village and surrounding area featured in his books. Located in the Chilterns, the entire area is underlain by Upper Cretaceous chalk, part of the White Chalk Subgroup. This has led to the formation of a number of landscape features including natural springs, one of which has given its name to Angling Spring Wood, an ancient woodland just outside Great Missenden. It is this forest that was not only the setting for Hazell's Wood in 'Danny the Champion of the World', but one of the trees (known as the Witching Tree) inspired the story of 'Mr Fantastic Fox'.
|The Headland Hotel, Newquay|
5. Newquay, Cornwall
|The Old Man of Hoy|