Welsh Castles III – Carreg Cennen

Carreg Cennen is stunningly situated on a bluff on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. It’s a favourite spot of ours and I think that this is our fourth visit.

TBH inexplicably puts herself in the stocks.

An Archer’s view.

Battlement harebells.

From the castle we watched a large raptor circling, we think probably a red kite.

Probably the most exciting thing about this castle is the descent into…

…and exploration of, the cave below…

We almost made it to another castle later that same day. In the grounds of Dinefwr Castle we came across this medieval encampment…

It was raining quite hard and we were glad to get under the shelter and to listen to the knowledgeable re-enactors  talking about and demonstrating cooking, calligraphy and fletching. The boys got to handle a variety of different swords and then played some ancient games…

Here they are stabbing their sticks through thrown quoits. You can also see the small bucklers which they used to deflect a ball which was thrown at them.

When the weather failed to improve we elected to try the drier environs of Newton House, which is within the same park, and to leave Dinefwr Castle for another time.

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Welsh Castles III – Carreg Cennen

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