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Published on Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 at 11:28 pm


Our bank holiday weekend started with a trip to Cardiff to visit Richard’s friend, Martin. We spent the morning walking around the Castle, and over lunch time took a scenic bus tour to get a brief look at the rest of the sights.

This is the Norman Keep inside the grounds of the Castle. The Keep was constructed in 1091. So for some perspective on age, the first Europeans arrived at the Cape of Good Hope in 1487.


This is the clock tower in the Castle Grounds.

For more info about the Castle, here is a link to the Cardiff Castle page at Wikipedia


The detail on the clock tower and throughout the castle is stunning. Unfortunately you aren’t allowed to take photos inside the castle though.


The bus tour took us from the Castle out to Cardiff Bay, which you can see pictured above. Below is the Wales Millennium Centre. If you’re struggling to read the inscription, just read down the right hand side.



This is Martin, Richard and I on the tour bus. I’m getting good at taking these self portraits now – first take!



We had chosen quite a busy football weekend and there were hundreds of people in footy gear roaming the streets. While driving down one of the main roads we found a procession of mascots.



That was it for the morning, next we were off to Torquay.

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