This morning, we departed our lodgings in Cardiff, S. Wales and first stopped for a brief photo opp at Cardiff Castle. Then, we drove east, across the Severn Bridge and estuary to our destination of Bath in England.
This morning, we departed our lodgings in Llangollen, N.E. Wales and drove S.E. to Ludlow, just over the border in England.
Ludlow is a fine old English town with good examples of Tudor architecture dating back about 500 years. A market was in process in centre of the town. Close to the town centre are the ruins of Ludlow Castle. This castle has its origins in the 11th century as a border stronghold but over the succeeding centuries was extended into a Royal Palace. However, it was abandoned in the 18th century. In 1811 the ruins were purchased by the 2nd Earl of Powis with ownership resting in the same family today.