Travels in Wales (& Welsh Castles)
The United Kingdom is made up of 4 countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each of them carry their own unique culture, landscape and people. Wales is charming with it’s rolling hills, proud Welshmen, quaint cities, and stunning Castles.
The experience of traveling to Wales deserves its own blog post to highlight the beauty of this particular country.
For an American like me.. Castles are the greatest eye candy. It shouldn’t be a surprise then that I visited not 1, not 2 but 3 castles during this particular leg of the trip.
This Castle stands tall in the heart of the city of Cardiff and is a truly marvelous experience to be enjoyed. The Castle is in two parts; the old Keep which stands proudly on a hill in the center of the Castle, and the new Castle is against the exterior walls and is beautifully ornate. To make it even more interesting the Castle walls were used as bomb shelters in World War II and carry that extra level of history to make this a truly unique castle.
This extraordinarily Castle can be found just outside of Cardiff in the charming town of Caerphilly. It is particularly famous for it’s leaning tower, which leans at a larger angle degree than even the leaning tower of Pisa. The Castle is also structured to hold functions and events; in fact I spent an entire evening at the Castle attending a friend’s wedding.
Upon the recommendation of a friend who was local to the area we took a slight diversion to visit this unique castle. It was rebuilt into a replica of it’s former glory, with three towers encased in a circular wall. The exhibits were truly amazing but the castle itself is such a unique style and structure that it is absolutely worth the visit, and it’s just 10 minutes away from Caerphilly and outside of Cardiff.