Penrhyn Castle ~ Part 3 ~ The Interior #Photography

The castle took over fifteen years to complete and after seeing the incredibly intricate and opulent interior I could appreciate why.

The library…

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Penrhyn Castle ~ Part 2 ~ The Setting #Photography

From its elevated vantage point, the views from Penrhyn Castle are spectacular and far reaching. From the seascape (when the tide’s in) to Llandudno Bay and the Great Orme to views over the Menai Strait and Anglesey, or inland to Snowdonia, whichever way you look there are stunning vistas.

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A Lovely Day in #Portmeirion #Wales #Photography #SundayBlogShare

Portmeirion was designed and built in the Italianate style by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between the 1920s and 1970s, with colourful, elaborate buildings.

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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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