Museum

829b – St Fagans National Museum of History

8 Dec , 2018  

After heading back to Alex’s and checking into the hotel, we set off again with Alex’s mum Jenny with us to visit St Fagans. We had paid £15 each to attend the last of the three evening openings for Christmas. Although not every building is open, there is a circular route to follow to visit […]

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House and garden

829a – Tredegar House

8 Dec , 2018  

We enjoy a few hours at the lovely Restoration red brick house outside Newport and run by the National Trust. Enjoy a super home made soup in the busy cafe, then walk through the gardens with Christmas decorations to the Orangery and stable block. On the way we enjoy listening to the carol singers in […]

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Church

824f – St. Lawrence’s Church, Ludlow

10 Sep , 2018  

Ludlow Castle

Monday 10th September is a mild, cloudy day. We are in a flat mood after the emotional weekend. We check out of our digs and return to Ludlow arriving at 11.0am. We enjoy a drink and cake at a cafe near the castle, but are disappointed that the castle is closed to clear up after […]

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Landscape

824e – Devil’s Bridge Waterfalls

9 Sep , 2018  

Devil's Bridge

We only have one hour and fifteen minutes to explore before the train departs at 4.15pm, so we quickly make our way to the famous three bridges built on top of each other, and pay the £3.75 each to access the waterfalls route. The views of the Mynach falls are spectacular. There are steep steps […]

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Railway trip

824d – Vale of Rheidol Railway

9 Sep , 2018  

Vale of Rheidol railway hertitage line

We catch the second service of the day, the 2.0pm train on this steam heritage line that terminates 12 miles inland at Devil’s Bridge. We pay the extra £6 for a first class return, but decide not to use the first class carriage as it is too busy. We opt instead for the open carriage […]

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Castle

824c – Aberystwyth Castle

9 Sep , 2018  

Aberystwyth

We have a better look around the remains of the King Edward the First built castle. Not much still stands in comparison to many of the other Edwardian castles built in the 13th century, although the great gate, north-west gate and 20th century stone circle are a dramatic sight and evoke more memories. Walk along […]

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Church

824b – St. Padarn Church, Llanbadarn

9 Sep , 2018  

Llanbadarn Fawr

Sunday 9th September starts with drizzle but it does improve to become dry and cloudy with a bit of evening sunshine. We eat breakfast in our kitchen area, food bought the previous night at a local Spa shop. Still no sign of anyone else in our flat complex. We walk down the very steep Primrose […]

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Museum

824a – Ceredigion Museum

8 Sep , 2018  

Aberystwyth

We go to the local museum which is free to enter and a real revelation, It is in the Coliseum, a former theatre and later cinema built in 1891, with the original interior still in situ; the eclectic mix of collections covering local industries, (fishing, weaving, mining) farming, and other aspects of local history such […]

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Break

824 – Aberystwyth break 2018

8 Sep , 2018  

Aberystwyth

A two night break away with Alex from Saturday 8th September 2018 to Monday 10th to celebrate our 30th anniversary of friendship and since we started university in 1988 at Aberystwyth. We stay at the university’s best student accommodation at Fferm Penglais, two ensuite rooms (£42 per room per night, good value) in a six […]

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Walk

815g – Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay walk

16 Jun , 2018  

Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay coastal path

We decide to risk the weather and do the 7 mile walk along the coastal path. This turns out to be the right decision as the showers soon stop and we have glorious sunshine. I love this walk so much and am thrilled to be able to share it with Alex – love the nabs, […]

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