Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Croft Castle and off to Wales

On Friday, 31 July we headed to Croft Castle, another lovely National Trust property. The history of all these houses is always so interesting. The Crofts built this castle in medieval times and lived in it for almost the whole 500 years.

 There was a vineyard here and a lovely garden.

 There were some amazing textiles inside the house too.

 All the sides of this box were embroidered with stump work. The photos don't do it justice at all as the work was protected by glass.

 This clock was amazing too as the eyes on the face above the clock face moved! Quite eerie.
 Here we are enjoying the lovely sunshine in the garden! We had another yummy lunch at the cafe and Bruce and I also did a tour of the attic. This area was the servants' quarters and was also used as a school in WWII.
 On Saturday, we all travelled to our cottage in Pembrokeshire. On the way we visited the Gold mine at Dolaucothi. We all went underground into the very dark mine and experienced what it was like for those early miners. It would have been very dark, damp and very hard work!


Chookyblue...... said...

I am loving all the pics from your trip.............

Lyndal said...

Love the pics of all of you. Looks like so much fun!