An afternoon trip to Castell Powis. (Powis Castle, Welshpool)

9 Nov

powis castle
powis castle two
With the ceremony of Remembrance Sunday over (see below), with the Sun shining, we headed off to Welshpool in Powys to the National Trust property, Castell Powis. The domain of Welsh princes for about 300 years from 1250 something,it has been continually occupied for over 700 years. A real medieval fortification in a beautiful hilltop setting, it is awe inspiring. We passed a herd of deer on the approach which was undisturbed by the very heavy rain storm which suddenly threw itself at us as we drove up to and then around the Castle perimeter.
We had enjoyed lunch in the campervan on our way there and we were quickly out and zapped into the castle, flashing our orange NT membership cards.
Another informative and inspiring visit. The son of “Clive of India”, Edward married into the Herbert family to eventually take control of the place, which is stocked with exotic items from Bengal and Madras.
A magical Autumn afternoon out, combining our passion for travel and historic properties.

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