Saturday, December 19, 2015

Castle but no Roses!

While we were in Powys, we visited the castle (Castell Powys). As with the Hall at Abaty Cwm Hir, we'd been here before, in August 2011. This time, however, we toured the interior. Some of it, anyway. A family still lives in part of it, and not all of the rooms are always open to the public. Unfortunately, photography's not allowed inside, and I didn't take many photos outside because of poor weather. So some of the pictures below are from our 2011 visit.

It's a lovely place in a wonderful setting, steeped in history and interest.

Leaving the castle after lunch in the restaurant, we drove back to Rhayader via a scenic route through the Elan valley. There was a lot of flooding in parts, and some of the reservoir dams were overflowing wildly. It was quite a sight, and an awesome sound.

And now we're back, with just a few things to get done to be ready for Christmas. If we're lucky!

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