First of all, let me say I am in love with this dragon
As I look around my glassed conservatory, dark at 3pm and covered in rain, I think to myself: “A six foot bright red dragon would totally cheer this place up.” So tempting.
Also, whoever did the graphic design work for the castle is a genius and I want them to decorate my house.
Again, wondering if the landlord would be cool with me having this etched on the conservatory windows.
Cardiff Castle promises 2,000 years of history, and it delivers. The complex is huge and incredibly well preserved
We went up to the very very top of the Norman Keep
To the very depths of the war time air raid tunnels
The tunnels were fascinating. We walked in the darkly lit underground to the recorded sounds of bombing, WWII radio broadcasts, and past rows upon rows of benches and bunk beds. Later, in the shop, we were told that the castle shelter was considered the ‘posh’ shelter, and that wardens roamed the corridors with whistles, to call out anyone who was having a little too much fun in the dark corners. Tunnel parties? Oh, England!
The luxurious castle is a fantasy world
all dolled up for the holidays
with a fascinating ‘animal trail’ game for the kids to play
Three hours wandering the castle grounds, plus a welcome tea-break in the castle cafe, and we still didn’t see everything. In June the castle hosts a jousting tourney. See you there?