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Powis Castle

On the day that I arrived at my aunt's in Welshpool, I took a quick spin a couple of kilometres up the road to Powis Castle. Apparently it's a medieval castle but has been built on and rebuilt and added to and changed and now really just looks like a big house. Okay, a very big house. I didn't go into the castle itself but did have a look around the gardens. There are a load of terraces in front of the house which step steadily down into the valley below. The gardens were quite impressive, though not out with the full flush of spring like things in the south-west. Still, I found a few really nice things to snap away at and kept walking to fend off the cold.


Looking across the valley from the front of the house, sorry, castle.


One of my favourites. Most people would take photos of the statues from the front, not me.


A hedge like a sagging blancmange tumbling down over the banks.


Looking back up towards the house, sorry, slap, castle!


How straight are your hedges?


I loved how they were training the roses.


Apple blossom just coming out.


Moss on the branches of a pear tree.


From the valley floor


Gardener at work


Again, between the hedges back at the hou..h..h..ho..h..castle.


The full extent of the terraces


From the other side of the valley


Pond near the way out.

Next - the world's oldest, and indeed first, iron bridge.
 
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