Pretty powis castle

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Ok I am a terrible, terrible blogger I wanted to show you around this beautiful castle unfortunately I forgot to check if I could take pictures inside and unfortunately I couldn’t but I have lots of pictures of the gardens.

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First things first on my way to mid Wales I saw for the first time some of the terrible flooding the country has experienced in the last month. Honestly it was scary driving through it, I can’t imagine how awful it must be for everyone who lives in the affected areas.

WP_20151214_392 Despite the awful weather ( luckily it was still warm, just really wet ) I enjoyed a day at Powis Castle, I’m still obsessed with my national trust membership ( I feel really middle-aged right now ) I am super excited for warm summer days and picnics in some of their wonderful homes and gardens.

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Presents for good children.

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I was really sad I couldn’t take pictures inside because honestly it was so beautiful and ridiculously over the top, nearly every surface was painted in the most incredibly indulgent images with such vivid colours. I highly recommend that you take a trip and experience it for yourself.

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The day was incredibly strange and a little creepy, the gardens are set below the castle so from every part of the grounds you can see the big towering castle ( it actually looks rather menacing, especially in the darkness of winter ). I was also the only person in the gardens it reminded me of a screen from Bram Storkers Dracula when they are wondering around outside in the dark. I’m such a girl that I kept looking back over my shoulder.

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There was even creepy fog surrounding the grounds.

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The gardens were so pretty and you would sense that Autumn is ending, it’s as if nature is getting ready in its comfy pjs for a long nap.

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Although this is clearly a peacock I keep mistaken it for a turkey.

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I had such a lovely day, this blog post was a little all over the place so I found some actual factual information about the castle here and here .

 

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