Fishguard

  Harlech Castle, the fourth of the series of great castles built by Edward I to contain the Welsh.
   
  The seaward entry to Harlech Castle.
  The three bridges at Devil's Bridge, inland from Aberystwyth.
  Strata Florida Abbey.
   
  The remains of the church at Cwm-yr-Eglwys (Valley of the Church) on the north shore of Pembrokeshire. The church was largely destroyed by a storm in 1859 and then further damaged by a storm in 1797.
  The lighthouse at Strumble Head, near Fishguard, late in the evening.
  We came there to watch the sun set into the sea. Lynn had spent all her life on the eastern coast of Australia, and had never seen this.
   
  The cathedral at St David's, seen from the ruins of the Bishop's Palace.
   
  Ceiling in St David's Cathedral.
  More of the ruined Bishop's Palace.
   
   
   
  This is Pentre Ifan, a dolmen on the Preseli Mountains that goes back 5500 years. Whoever was buried here had a beautiful resting place with a view out over the sea.
   
  This gives an idea of the scale of Pentre Ifan.
  Cilgerran Castle perched above the River Teifi, built around 1250.

 

 
   

After our two nights in Fishguard, it was time to head east to Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds.

 

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