A couple of weeks ago I made my regular springtime visit to my aunt, Mary, who lives in a town called Welshpool, which is in Wales, not far from the border with England, a bit more than half-way up. Apart from the obviously important thing of seeing Mary and doing a few odd jobs for her, it's also a handy place for me to use as a base for a few days to have a look around and find places to visit. Although she's not originally from the area, she's lived around there for a long time, so I know it fairly well. While I've been to lots of places of interest over the years, there are always new places to find.
This was a perfect example of that. I've been to the little town of Montgomery loads of times. But I'd never visited the castle before. To be fair, there isn't much castle left, and, to be a little unkind, it's hardly more than a pile of old stones that could once have been in the shape of a castle. But it has a wonderful commanding view of the area from high up on a hillside overlooking the town. The day I was there was a very hazy one and you couldn't actually see very far, but I can imagine what it could have been like.
So, starting with a picture of the church in the town below, I give you what's left of Montgomery Castle.
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