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June 15 Day Out Castell Henllys and Fishguard June 15, 2016


We were looking for sunshine, foxgloves, ox eye daisies and such like today  to get away from the rain that had been forecasted for our area so  a day  away was needed!  We headed for the coast where the sun was said to be bright and shining!

Before we left I checked the  six Canada  goslings  on the Pond Field . They were all stretching and flapping their wings preparing for their first flights which look to be very soon.


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Our first stop    was  Newcastle Emlyn   for a walk around the town, the castle and the river.

‘Newcastle Emlyn is a town straddling the border of the counties of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire in west Wales and lying on the River Teifi; it is also a community entirely within Carmarthenshire. Wikipedia


A great entrance to the castle with a Welsh dragon growling down on all the visitors.

‘The castle was probably founded by Maredudd ap Rhys around 1240, and if this is so, it is one of the few castles in Dyfed built by the Welsh in stone’  



The river Teifi flows around the castle and through the town. A collie dog was enjoying a lively swim  through the cascading water. Just glad it didn’t come out near us and shake itself dry!


After a coffee and delicious cake in the Pachamama Bistro & Coffee Shop we set off for our next stopping place.


Castell Henllys is an ancient site (600BC to the 1st century AD) , an Iron Age Village , just north of the Preseli Mountains in Pembrokeshire. The native Celts lived in hill forts such as Castell Henllys and the village has been reconstructed to show how the Celts used to live. It was fascinating and a hugely enjoyable visit. http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/default.asp?PID=261

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We enjoyed listening in to some of the talks being given by ‘Celts’  to groups of children about life in the Iron Age…we learnt a lot!!

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There were banks of  wild flowers surrounding the village  and the sound of bees buzzing and birds singing filled the air.

DSC04392Fishguard- love it to pieces! We walked along the quay passed those cottages to the Quay Coffee shop and sat enjoying the view of the boats whilst we had yet another delicious cake and coffee!

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Art installations on the quay.

DSC04420A walk along the beach finding new shells and stones for my collection  ended our sunny, lovely day out.

We  returned  home just in time to be soaked by a thunderstorm!





6 Responses to “June 15 Day Out Castell Henllys and Fishguard”

  1. What a well rounded and interesting day! Some beautiful flowers, artwork, and landscapes along with the photos of the historical subjects that you saw. I love it!

    • lletty Says:

      Pleased that you liked our day out. We live in a beautiful country with a wonderful history- you’ll know all about Wales and the Welsh soon . I’m enjoying learning and seeing all that goes in in Michigan!

  2. Marie Says:

    What a lovely day out! I have visited Castell Henllys many many times; seven times in fact with my class of children. They were different children every year I hasten to add.

  3. lletty Says:

    Thanks Marie. I can see why you took your class to Castell Henllys many times as it was so fascinating. We enjoyed following the groups of children around and listening to them being told how life used to be in the Iron Age- I’m still enjoying learning! Trouble is will I remember it ?

  4. We’ve never got to Castell Henllys, but obviously should plan a visit! Thanks for some lovely photos ,and great ideas, Marianne. Hope you’ve escaped the rain today …it’s looked awfully dark down in the Towey valley for much of the day, from our vantage point – most unusually for us, it’s been quite dry, with rain to the South and East,
    best wishes

    • lletty Says:

      Thank you Julian. Sadly, the rain has been around for most of the day! Torrential at times too, at least I don’t have to water the garden tonight! I think we’ll wait awhile, to visit the Cwmdu meadows, until it dries off a bit!
      Thanks again for the comment.

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