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Wales 2018: Castell Coch, Tintern Abbey and Chepstow then home!

Our final day in Wales dawned cloudy and drizzly. We packed up the car and dropped the keys off before starting our road trip back home. As we headed south towards Swansea and the M4, the clouds cleared and the sun came out. By the time we reached our first stop the sun was shining […]

Wales 2018: Carmarthen (castle and museum) and Dryslwyn Castle

Staying in Carmarthenshire, it was only right that we visit the county town of Carmarthen itself! We started off with a mooch around the shops before heading to the castle ruins. For history buffs there is a poignancy about the square outside the castle where Bishop Ferrar was burned at the stake in 1555 on […]

Wales 2018: Gwili Steam Railway and Dinefwr Castle and Park

No holiday is complete without a trip on a steam train! There are several to choose from in Wales but we opted for the Gwili Railway which was the one closest to our lodge. There was huge excitement from the children (and adults!) and Zach was determined to buy some flags to wave.   We […]

Wales 2018: Tenby Dinosaur Park and Pembroke Castle

I was a bit concerned that the children would have been all dinosaur-ed out after the showcaves but apparently you can never have too many dinos! Actually, the Dinosaur Park is more than just dinosaurs.It is more of an activity park. The first ride we went on were the boats which were just brilliant. Next we […]

Wales 2018: Swansea

Another wet day so we abandoned the rural delights of Wales and headed to the city of Swansea. We started off in the museum and were greeted by the fossil of a plesiosaur: a great start! There are a number of galleries at the museum: one covers archaeological discoveries, another has more recent history and […]