On Sunday morning we went to Raglan Castle in Wales. It was by far the best castle ruin that we have been to this year - and that's saying a lot since we've been to Old Wardour Castle, Sudeley Castle and Berkley Castle. The kids had a great time climbing, running, jumping and exploring around the grounds of the castle. It was really big - there were several different parts and levels of the castle as well as a moat - with water in it! I'm so glad that we made it before we left because it would have been a big miss not to visit.
They've reconstructed this window's frame and it really gives a good impression as to what it would have looked like - it's hard to see it when the windows are just big holes in the wall!
Princess Emmy in the castle
Callum, Emmy and Aidan - under photo-taking duress
The view from the top of the tower
Emmy and Brendan at the top - Aidan has alreay run down the stairs. There was a pigeon nesting on one of the steps going up and it wouldn't move. Aidan even touched it - so strange that it thought THAT was a good place for a nest!
These beautiful plants were growing all over the castle
A view of the entrance from next to the moat