Church Island ~ Menai Bridge #Photography #MondayBlogs

Following on from last week’s post about the Belgian Promenade, as you walk across the causeway on to Church Island you’re met by this amazing tree and the stone plaque that goes with it.

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#Book Inspired Visits #Photography #History @LJRoss_author @sue9631 #MondayBlogs

I love it when books inspire me to visit the places in which they are set. St Oswald’s Church is one such place, a location used in Heavenfield by L.J. Ross. Holy Island and Sycamore Gap are locations in other books by the same author.

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A few days in #Wales

We were so lucky with the weather, only one cloudy day and no rain!

The first gallery is mostly showing the ruins of St Dogmaels Abbey which is situated in the town of the same name, close to Cardigan, in Pembrokeshire. It dates from around 1115 and initially was home to the prior and twelve monks of the Tironensian order. The dissolution of the abbey is one of the many brought about by Henry VIII.

The  few photos of Snowdonia were taken through the windscreen of the car as we drove through – there was a lack of stopping places and those we passed had no views to speak of. So I kept clicking and hoped for the best.

 

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This next set is from Tenby, on the south coast of Pembrokeshire ~ a lovely, quaint town with a stunning beach and a pretty church. From there we visited Saundersfoot, just along the coast, and were amazed at the number of jellyfish washed up on the beach. They weren’t small ones, either!   Continue reading

Littlebredy, Dorset

Littlebredy is, as its name suggests, a small village situated in the Bride valley between Bridport and Dorchester, with a population of just 85. It boasts a lovely little church…

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Lacock, Historic Village in Wiltshire

The village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and has been used as a film set for, amongst others, Cranford, Pride and Prejudice and a couple of the Harry Potter films. The older houses in the village date from the 18th century.

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Dunster ~ North Somerset

A medieval village in the north-eastern corner of Exmoor, boasting an impressive castle built not long after the 1066 Norman Conquest.

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Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

A lovely and charming place to visit with the river winding through the heart of the town. The medieval old Town Bridge, built originally in the 13th century and widened in the 17th century, still has two of the original arches. The small attached building was a lock-up which held two cells for prisoners waiting to be brought before the magistrate.

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The church tower and spire were built in the 1400s.

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There are a few timber built houses dating from Tudor times but the majority of buildings are stone, like the old textile mills which still line the banks of the river. Continue reading

Boscastle, Cornwall ~ Easter Sunday

We were very lucky with the weather – and the traffic! Hardly any, although Boscastle itself was quite busy with Easter Egg hunts, and the Boscastle Boys were on hand to entertain with their Sea Shanties 🙂

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The river leading down to the tiny harbour. Hopefully there will never be a repeat of the devastating flood of 2004. Continue reading