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a weekend road-trip in South Wales

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Well, its actually been a while since we went to Wales the last time but we thought it necessary to upload our entry for this awesome weekend adventure anyway...

We headed off in mid May for a weekend on the road and some exploring of the rolling green hills and castles on offer in Wales.

We started by driving out from London direct to Tintern Abbey, one of the greatest monastic ruins in Wales. There were very few people around, with the exception of a few kids on a school trip, so we were able to explore and take photos at our leisure.






After getting our fill of the Abbey we hopped back into the car and headed for Chepstow, not far down the road from the Abbey, to Raglan Castle.... a fantastically beautiful castle in South Wales...





The evening was closing in and the cloud settling in low so we took a drive up through the [Brecon Beacons National Park],


to Brecon Town where we found an Inn for the night and got a good sleep before heading out early again the next morning...

We took a long drive out to Carreg Cennen Castle, an amazing Castle sitting atop a hill amongst rolling green hills and farms. Carreg Cennen goes back to the 13th Century and it is amazing that it is still in such a magificennt state after such a long time.... and the best views we have seen yet....







We then moved down and towards Cardigan Bay to visit the Devils Bridge.... whose most famous feature is probably its three bridges - which are built one on top of the other. The original bridge was believed to have been built either by the Cistercian monks of Strata Florida abbey or by Knights Templar. The latest bridge was built by the County Council during this century. Walking through the area, we got to see some amazing waterfalls of the River Mynach...





We loved Wales... and look forward to more weekend roadtrips over the next year or so - maybe next time it will be warm enough to camp!!

Posted by StephenJen 11:02 Archived in Wales

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Hi- Photos are great,scenery fab and loved the waterfalls, if we ever get back over there we will definetly visit Wales.Thought we had seen enough Castles but these look different. Love Ma and Pa

by davenliz

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