Something different to show from our Welsh holiday although the weather might have been better! Here is Skenfrith Castle which is owned by The National Trust and managed by CADW, which is the Welsh equivalent of English Heritage. As you can see it is slightly in ruins due mainly to being dismantled in the 15th century to diminish the power of the Lancastrians.
It is amazing how the stones are assembled to build these structures and that vegetation manages to grow from the nooks and crannies.
Some of the stone was taken away to build other properties in the village but in its heyday it would have looked an impressive sight.
My Welsh readers can find out about the Great Tower from the green writing but the rest like me will need to read the black writing on the left.
This I hope you will agree is a particularly good angle of view.
In the village I was drawn to this bright flower tub, it was such a grey day that this shone from afar.
Having left the Castle we noticed the "Dovecote" on top of a tower which turned our to be St Bridget's church but more of that later.
Into the church on the next blog, thanks for looking. Luv Mike