22. Nov, 2014

The hidden waterway castle

 

What better way to spend a sunny Saturday, than strolling through the grounds of a medieval castle. With 40 acres of woodlands, filled with fungi and wild flowers, my camera hardly stopped clicking. But then it was time to go inside and sit besides an enormous log fire while an orchestra played nearby. I can tell you, it was bliss!

     Picton Castle was built besides a hidden waterway known as the Cleddau Estuary, at the end of the 13th century. This magnificent and elegant building overlooks the rolling hills of Haverforwest in Pembrokshire. Once a family home, today you can stroll beneath some of the largest and oldest trees in West Wales.

     Later, as the sun still shone, I wondered aimlessly through the enchanted walled garden where each medicinal herb is labeled with its remedy. I can well recommend a visit to this magical place.