My weekly posts typically encompass the week as a whole, however this week we visited Caerphilly Castle and so I wanted to share some pictures from that visit with you.
This was our first visit to Caerphilly (you may already know that we live in the county of Caerphilly however not the town itself) as it is a couple of bus journeys away from the town in which we live. The journey was well worth it to visit the castle ruins.
On the day of our trip there was actually some prep work being set up for filming to take place in the following days and so some areas were restricted but we did get to explore the vast majority of the castle.
A view from outside alongside the lake
An overview of the castle
The ruins are surprisingly well maintained and preserved
You see the shops back there, the castle sits within the heart of the town where a shopping district and homes have been built around the ruins. The juxtaposition of old and new is an interesting one.
The welsh flag flying proudly
As well as the lake running the perimeter of the castle there is also a moat within the grounds
With a clear sky and hints of sunshine the ruins were a beauty
There is just something about the positioning of windows and door here that keeps me looking
You can see wear to the castle yet it is surprisingly well preserved, as I said above, although a little restoration has taken place in certain areas
The weather only helped to highlight our surroundings
I hope you enjoyed the photographs I shared. We had a lovely day out and it was nice to explore some sights we live close by - I never took advantage of such things when I lived in London.
Castles and their ruins is something of interest to us, we would like to visit more within the UK however Caerphilly Castle was our first. We'd love to return again, preferably when filming prep isn't in progress and Alexander is a little bigger.
Visiting the castle was definitely the highlight of our week. Alongside our castle visit this week I had a baking failure, Alexander was given his last set of immunisations and now has a reprieve until the age of one year, and Alexander turned 4 months old on Friday - I feel like it was just a week ago that I was saying he turned 3 months.
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Have you ever visited Caerphilly Castle? Or perhaps you've visited another castle before? Feel free to let me know about your experience in the comments below! Also feel free to let me know how your past week has been, any highlights? What are you looking forward to in the upcoming week?
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