Monday, September 21, 2009

Part 2 Castle's on my trip to Wales

Castle Conwy Family in front of Conwy Castle

Beautiful Medieval art work for sale in the gift shop.

After visiting our first castle,we stopped in a lovely cafe for clotted cream and scones,and steeped tea...My sister and her hubby.

This castle was the closest one to our cottage,I cant remember what its called...its in ruins.
That's me hopping the stone wall,the castle was blocked off... he he
It was so chilly some days, that I and my sister had to go shopping for hats and scarfs. But with all this wonderful history...who cares about the weather! This is the family in front of Penrhyn Castle,built 1820's http// It was huge, and filled with impressive furniture...cameras were not allowed inside.
The only inside pic.I got to take...note the massive door and pull.

Huge vine covers allot of the stone.
Note the cross windows on the entrance towers...for the knights to shoot their bow and arrows at the!

Snowdonian mountains is the back drop to this impressive castle. We took a steam engine to Duster to see the castle there.
The Engines and the station are all run by volunteer's,who dress up in attire of days gone by.
Now that my ticket is punched,we are off!

See you in Dunster.... While passing the country side we saw a castle in... the distance. An little old lady from Wales, who rode with us said that was King Authors Castle, brother to King Henry the eight. In side the train there are signs that warn,"do not put head out windows"! Of course we don't see them until J. my brother in-law almost lost his head! Note the up coming tunnel, that is literal inches from the train! A hefty walk up the hill to my favorite Castle...Dunster,fully furnished,again no pictures allowed!http// Coat of Arms to Dunster Castle

L. is entering the gate to a beautiful garden near Dunster Castle

The roses grown on huge vines here.
I have never in my whole life, ever smelt such a sweet rose's as the ones here

No L. Don't do it!!!
This is a strawberry tree...really!

A little nook to sit a wee bit.
We ended our visit to Dunster with lunch at the best restaurant in Dunster!Leek and Mushroom Pie. See my food blog for the recipe Lots of thatched roof houses here

If I look wet,I am.It poured rain after our visit to the castle.
until nest time.........Cheers!



  1. FANTASTIC!!!!!
    I'm so glad you've shared with pictures on your blog.

    This would be such funnnnnn.
    Enjoyed seeing the sights with you.

    God bless,
    d from homehaven in kansas

  2. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing... I want to go to Wales now!

    Have a lovely week!

  3. It looks so amazing! I love seeing all the old architecture. Looks like you are all having fun too. Don't get caught for trespassing!!!

  4. HI TRACY!!!!
    OH MY GOODNESS... that is what I want to do sooooo BAD!!!! A Castle tour in England!!!!!You saw all of those in 1 day or multiple days???? I would love to see them, I must be related to Royalty someway somehow!!!!I love history and the Royal family and all things to do with a Castle!!!!!
    Oh honey, I got your card and check, I had sent the money to Amy several weeks ago, so I will mail out the little top today!!!! I would not have not sent it to you, I was just worried that maybe the it went to the wrong address. I knew way to much time had passed. So I was scared it got lost. No worries!!!I have a thank you note that will be included from Debbie and Amy.
    I hope your little Billa loves her little Eiffel tower top!!! We love anything French, so do you!!!!
    Have a great day
    hugs to you my dear friend,

  5. Ah! Wonderful Wales...Such great travel photos! I'd love to travel, so this is great seeing where you've been...

    Castles are amazing! Can you imaging building them back in that time? I have drawn the Neuschwanstein castle in Germany and some others... I love all the different structures involved! I think the one of all of you in front of Penrhyn is gorgeous! Wow it's door is massive and beautiful! And Dunster!

    Oh! Tea time sounds delightful!

    Oh dear! Thank goodness, your brother-in-law pulled his head in! That looked TOO close for comfort! Goodness!

    And you all are too daring! haha the well photo was hilarious!

    That looks more like a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry...

    Lovely, lovely, lovely! Thanks for taking us along :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!


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