Friday, 9 September 2016

Holiday 2016 ~ going West

The next day we continued our journey to the west of Wales. South West I think is the right term.

Unfortunately we were too early in the morning to visit Carreg Cennen Castle. But at least we were able to take photos from the far end, where the visitors were to park. 
While continuing - a bit disappointed - on our way, we 'accidentally' drove through Carmarthen. We stopped and realised we were in Wales' oldest town. 

Taking the time to explore it, we found out that it goes back to the Arthurian times - allegedly Merlin himself was born in a cave outside of the town. 

Leaving the town we headed forward to visit and see another castle on our way. I think by now you already realised we are very fond of visiting old places and buildings; castles are no exception. 

Our next stop was Kidwelly Castle. Another beautiful place we weren't sorry to visit.

 Leaving that lovely place behind, I knew on my next stop - my research finally begins...

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  1. There are so many castles in Wales, ranging from a few stones marking out the foundations of the main gate to almost intact curtain walls and keeps. I don't think you can ever visit them all.

    1. Thank you for your comment TCW. I totally agree with you. It's probably impossible to visit them all. We have seen a lot, but sadly we have missed a lot more too.

  2. Ruined castles are particularly evocative, I think. If you ever get chance to visit it (if you haven't done so already) the Fortress above Salzburg 'seethes' with history. You can almost feel the people from earlier times walking beside you!

    1. Thank you for the tip, Heather. Passed Salzburg several times, but never actually stoped there.