Friday, 6 August 2010

Cardiff - SciFi and Castles

My very short trip to Cardiff was dominated by castles. We visited 3 in one day! It wasn't planned, just turned out that way.

First off was Cardiff Castle in the city centre. We did a tour of the private apartments that were renovated in Victorian times by one of the richest men in the world the 3rd Marquess of Bute who had the castle as his holiday home. There is a room under the clock tower that would cost about £18m today to decorate! Just one room!

Next off was Caerphilly Castle just outside Cardiff. We didn't go into this one, just sat in the grounds and watched the world go by for a while.

Last was Coch Castle. This was also owned by Lord Bute and I was able to take some pics inside. This bedroom was for his wife at the top of a tower and is very tame compared to what we saw at Cardiff! I loved the green walls. Can just see those patterns in a quilt. Another one to add to the list.

In the evening we went to Cardiff Bay for dinner. I was hoping to bump into Captain Jack while I was there but Torchwood must be busy! (n.b. this sentence only makes sense if you watch Doctor Who or Torchwood!)

1 comment:

A Garden of Threads said...

The wall would make a fabulous quilt, and the castles are always interesting features to explore.