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September 3 Vale of Rheidol Railway and Carmarthen Museum Visits September 3, 2015

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Although  the weather feels  and looks like the end of September in between the cold  and damp blasts there are still plenty of places to visit and enjoy.  This week, starting nearby, we went on a further visit to Carmarthen Museum. This wonderful property is on the outskirts of the Carmarthen   and we pass it every time we go shopping in town.

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Taken from their website :http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/home/residents/theatresartsmuseums/museums/carmarthenshire-museum/#.VehR0k10zcs

‘Our county museum is an ancient building which sits in parkland in the glorious Tywi valley.

Eleven galleries take you through 50,000 years of history.

The building was the palace of the Bishops of St. David’s (1542-1974) and where the New Testament was first translated into Welsh.’

We really enjoy having a walk around this place  and every time we go we discover something new. This time we  loved the range of old plates  displayed above the collieries information that celebrated all the mines in the area that have now closed.

There are also places to sit outside  in the parkland space and enjoy a picnic and inside there are facilities for a coffee and cake!

Our next visit was further afield driving  up to Aberystwyth   through the beautiful countryside and then along the coast road, with its spectacular views of the Cardiganshire coastline.

It was all aboard day on the Vale of Rheidol train! We trundled through the countryside pulled by a wonderful steam engine  and climbed higher and higher up into the hills. The views were really special and although the rain  had started coming down rather heavily  you could  still enjoy the scenery.

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After a wonderful hour on the train passing forests, lakes, farmsteads,  a hydro electric plant and seeing buzzards and kites soaring skywards, the rain stopped  and  we arrived at Devil’s Bridge!!

DSC00218-1 Our train which has been lovingly restored  by  volunteers.

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The station has a delightful café Two Hoots! Of course we had to have the compulsory coffee and cake before we set off  to see the waterfalls.  As we only had an hour before our train departed we went on  the shorter walk to see the Three Bridges and  the Devil’s Punchbowl just a 5 minute stroll  away from the station.

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Taken from their website: http://www.devilsbridgefalls.co.uk/

Devils Bridge Falls is a world famous tourist attraction 12 miles from Aberystwyth. These unique waterfalls have attracted many thousands of visitors since the 18th century, including William Wordsworth who wrote about the “Torrent at the Devil’s Bridge”. Today, the Falls Nature Trail provides a unique opportunity to see this great natural feature in the Rheidol Gorge.

Fantastic sounds of water crashing against the rocks and an amazing view of the water rushing through the crevices and carving out the ‘bowl’ – this is a really great experience to see and hear!

DSC00259Coupling up again took a few seconds   and then we headed back to Aberystwyth to have a walk on the beach!

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Guess who loved it all?!!

 

2 Responses to “September 3 Vale of Rheidol Railway and Carmarthen Museum Visits”

  1. tootlepedal Says:

    I would have enjoyed that train journey and the falls.


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