Thursday, 14 March 2013

A weekend of trips: Part 2, Harlech



On Sunday we took our Canadian exchange student, James, to Harlech Castle. The journey to get there is so stunning, taking you through the Welsh mountains before dropping down to follow the estuary before getting to the coast. I heard gasps of 'Oh wow!' from the back of the car as the castle came into view!
The size and detail of the castle make it really interesting to explore. You can begin to imagine what it would have been like, especially with the models on display in the entrance. We all enjoyed being able to walk along the parapet, seeing the castle from a different perspective and taking in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and coastline. Apparently there is nothing like Harlech Castle in Canada, so it was a good choice to go and visit!

After a rather disappointing lunch in a nearby pub, I insisted we all go for a walk along the beach. The sun was just beginning to break through the clouds and the light was lovely. The wind however was not! Bitterly cold and the sand whipping across the beach, it soon became too painful to continue our walk, so reluctantly, we headed home. Overall, a great day out!

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