Sunday, 25 November 2012

Snapshot: A Welsh castle adventure






Last weekend we made the most of the sunshine and headed to the countryside. My brother told us about Raglan Castle in Monmouthshire: 'exactly tumbledown enough, but still looks like a toy castle', he described. He was right. The boys loved it, and the foam swords we bought them were the best £6 we've ever spent (although I'm regretting the purchase slightly now I've been on the receiving end of a few sharp lunges).

We scaled the turret to dizzying heights, we picnicked where the great hall would've been, we pretended to be prisoners captured in the dungeons. We didn't, however, re-enact the scene from the Led Zeppelin film, The Song Remains the Same, filmed at Raglan in the 1970s. Instead of prog rock, we headed west with Neil Young and Kate Bush, and came back over the bridge with the Fleet Foxes.

It was a brilliant day, bright blue skies and proper, old-fashioned fun.
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