My Tourist Travels

Castle

A Visit to Powis Castle

Powis Castle, 1 mile from Welshpool, Wales, stands high on a rock overlooking its spectacular garden, with far reaching views of the surrounding landscape. Beginning life as a medieval fortress built to control the border with England, it has been modified over 400 years into a comfortable country mansion which was given to the National Trust in 1952.

A low level weekend in the Lakes

When we invited our parents for a weekend in the Lake District we didn’t give much thought to how we would spend our time. We were confident that they could not fail to be impressed by the scenery, particularly as one of them had only been to the area once, 30 years ago. ¬†One thing was sure, with two willing but less sprightly seniors, a middle-aged dodgy knee and a car that didn’t perform well on hills, it was clearly not going to be a high altitude experience.