Set off for few days holiday in The Vale of Glamorgan South Wales. Leaving the cat and our son to look after the house, we booked a cottage on a farm a little in land from the sea. (hope mum & dad enjoy this holiday blog as they were due to come with us and due to dad being a bit poorly they decided to sit this one out and enjoy this trip remotely). So from home direct to Wales across the old Severn bridge stopping at Chepstow and a visit to the castle. Located on a cliff above the River Wye this grand castle is said to be the oldest surviving post Roman Castle in Britain. This castle has some of the best old doors I have ever seen. Close to the castle car park is the grade 1 listed old road bridge built in 1816 this cast iron bridge was designed by John Rennie in the Regency Period but modified by bridge builder John Rastrick.
From Chepstow onto the Roman Town of Caerwent. The main road through the village follows the Roman road. Much of the original town walls survive as does many of the foundations of the Roman Buildings.
After early history we move on to with a return visit to Newport Transporter Bridge now closed for the winter and pass various Steel Works and other industrial sites on onto our holiday cottage.
5 Kestrels seen today which was nice as no longer see them very often at home.