Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Powis Castle

As I've mentioned before, last week Osian and I went to Shrewsbury for a few days. We joined my parents and sister who were there for the week. I really enjoyed it, was lovely to have lots of new places to explore, especially now that Osian can walk and run about.

One day we went back into Wales to visit Powis Castle, which belongs to the National Trust. I love National Trust places, have spent many a times in my local ones. I had been to Powis Castle two years ago, my mum and I stopped for a break on a journey home, but I didn't have a National Trust membership at the time so we only went to the cafe. I remember that I thought the castle was very picturesque, I was quite excited to see what was inside.


Firstly we went around the inside of the castle, there wasn't any photography aloud, and the lighting was kept very dim to preserve the old furnishings. I love going around old houses and seeing how everything would have been decorated. Even though there were lots to see, we ended up going through it quite quickly. After having a look around the castle we went to The Clive Museum, which was all about the Clive of India, I found the exhibition very interesting as I previously hadn't known anything about him.


We decided to go for lunch next, they weren't serving hot food for a little while, so we just hung around the courtyard where Osian had a great time running about. Whilst waiting for food we got to see a Peacock spread his feathers, funnily enough on the walk from the car park up to the castle my Dad had been telling us how he'd never seen one do this. The Peacock did this quite a few times while we were there, all the Peahens ignored him and usually ended up walking away, but he got plenty of attention from humans, everyone was gathered around taking photos. Osian loved it, he kept pointing at the Peacock saying 'wow'.


After lunch we headed down to the gardens, where we found a big empty space, Osian had a blast running about. It's lovely finding places that are safe for him to run freely. After lots of running I decided it was time for Osian and I to head back, my parents and sister stayed for a while longer and took part in a trail. All the running about must have worn Osian out because he was asleep by the time we got 5 minutes down the road, he doesn't usually fall asleep so quickly.


12 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a lovely trip, I live about 25 minutes away but have never been inside xxx

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  2. Sounds like a lovely day! I Iove peacocks they're always fascinating to watch & their feathers are beautiful. Osian looks like he's having lots of fun x

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  3. Ooh we haven't been here - great photos! #travelwithkids

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  4. The castle does look very impressive in the photos. #travelwithkids

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  5. Looks and sounds like you had a great time. It's truly is beautiful like you said :)

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  6. I love castles - and I love the Peacock and his tail feathers! Thank you for linking up to #travelwithkids

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  7. I love castles! It looks like you had a lovely little holiday. Thank you for linking up #travelwithkids

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  8. Looks absolutely lovely, I live local/lived in Shrewsbury in the past. Driven past Powis Castle but never actually visited... I now need to go! Thank you for sharing #MadMidWeekBlogHop

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  9. What a beautiful day out! I love the peacock picture. Osian grows each time I see his pictures, can't believe how big he is now

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  10. Wow, that place is something else!!! Looks like you guys had a fab time, and super cute photos too! Thanks for linking up with #MMWBH x

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  11. I live national trust too. Such a great organisation. And your photo of the peacock is amazing! Thanks for linking up!

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