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Wales - Castles, Coast & Steam Trains with Darren & Marguerite

   Wales - Castles, Coast & Steam Trains   

Today we were going to visit Kidwelly castle. An impressive  12th century Norman castle overlooking the river Gwendraeth in Kidwelly town. The castle is well preserved and some of us were able to climb the stairs all the way to the top of the parapet and walk a section of the wall. The views over Kidwelly were breathtaking. 

The coastal town of Laugharne, which lies on the estuary of the river Taf is well known for the famous Welsh poet and writer, Dylan Thomas. We took a stroll along the coastal path with our ice creams and viewed the famous Dylan Thomas Boathouse. 

 A visit to St. David’s, which is the smallest city in the Uk was a must. We enjoyed spending time at the ruins of the medieval Palace which is adjacent to St.Davids Cathedral. We learnt lots of interesting facts about the Cathedral and how it was built out of local stone. Another wonderful day in this beautiful part of the world. 

The sun was shinning as we boarded our train from Ferryside to Swansea. The journey took no time at all thought the Welsh countryside. Time was spent taking in the ruins of Swansea castle, strolling along the marina and visiting the waterfront museum.

The maritime museum shows exhibits on Welsh history, industry and features many interactive exhibits that we all enjoyed.

We visited the Gwili Steam Railway which is a Welsh heritage railway ran by volunteers. There is a preserved steam railway line here which runs along a 4 mile section of the former Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line. 

We had the chance to enjoy a ride and visit the small museum, exhibiting railway memorabilia. We were fascinated by the beautiful, old trains and how people used to travel. 

Our last day was spent enjoying the warm weather at the Millennium coastal park discovery centre in Llanelli. We took a long coastal walk, taking in the outstanding scenery and sea views 

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