Carreg Cennen Castle, Wales
During my stay (for work) in Swansea I explored this beautiful castle ruin and its surroundings a bit. Unfortunately it was a rainy day, so the photos are a bit dull.
Some quotes from the Castle web site:
“Wales’ most Dramatically situated Castles!”
Voted Welsh building of the Millenium.
“Wales’ most Romantic Ruin”
When you arrive from the normal west side, a hilly green view is opening onto the castle.
After parking at the parking lot a few meters on is the reception serving as shop, coffee house, souvenier stall, guide, information desk, including a very friendly family serving excellent cakes and coffee.
From the shop to the castle it is a leisurely walk of about 10min, lined with moss-laden bushes and walls.
Approaching the castle one can catch some glimpses on the other side of the castle, a steep cliff dropping into a meandering river below.
Entering the castle one is greeted with a simple warning, much in contrast to the warning (kiken, abunai, chui) signs at the typical Japanese site.
The inside the castle is not so spectacular, but there is a long corridor down to a cave, which you can explore with a rented torch from the shop.
After another round inside and outside I return to the parking lot and continued to other areas in the Welsh highlands.
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