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Thank you to Neil our guide and @CadwCymruWales for a fantastic free guided tour of Chepstow Castle in beautiful sunshine yesterday ☀️ From the location and the incredible views, to the beauty of the limestone cliffs it was built on, the craftsmanship of the building and the carvings, the fireplaces, the doors, stairs, towers, walls and everything else, this castle has to be one of the best in the world. Being the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain, its history is long and fascinating and we are so lucky there is still so much of it left intact for us to see. From stuffed peacock in the dining room to bows and arrows and sharp swords in the courtyard, the kill zone, the oldest intact castle doors in Europe and so much more, the tour really brought the castle to life and we're really grateful to have been able to take part. Chepstow Castle is open every day apart from Christmas and New Year. Cadw's Open Doors programme takes place every September and you can find out more on their website: https://cadw.gov.wales/opendoors #ChepstowCastle #Cadw #OpenDoors #BritishHistory #DeanWye #WyeValley #VisitBritain #OMGB #FindYourEpic #LoveGreatBritain #BeautifulBritain #GreatBritain #CapturingBritain #BrilliantBritain #InspiringPlaces #EarthCapture #WanderlustMag #VisitWales #Monmouthshire #TheWyeValley #LoveWales #DiscoverCymru #IgersWales #ExploreWales #NatureWales #DiscoverWales #VisitMonmouthshire #WanderlustWales #Walestagram


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14th century decor for when you want to sleep in a migraine. #interiordesign #cadw #castle #sleep #migraine


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Oxwich castle #welshcastles #cadw #swansea #oxwichcastle


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After school day off castle time! #castles #adventure #cadw #familytime


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Room with a view #cadw #beautifulwales


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A slightly different perspective of The Green Bridge of Wales. ————————————————— If you haven’t been then you definitely should, just make sure it isn’t firing practice day at Castlemartin Range 👀🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🛥 ————————————————-— Prints @ www.scrivlens.co.uk . . . . . #visitwales #visitpembs #walesonline #bbcwalesnews #bestukpics #greenbridgeofwales #ukpotd #ukscenery #uk_shooters #ukshots #castlemartin #uk_shotz #lensbible #photosofbritain #genuinebritain #gloriousbritain #visitpembrokeshire #findyourepic #thisiscymru #cadw #southwales #lovegreatbritain #lovesouthwales #walescoastpath #yourshotphotographer #yourbritain #shotsofbritain #southwalesshots . . . . . @visitwales @visitpembrokeshire @visitpembrokewales @explore.wales @artofvisuals @walescoastpath @walesonline @southwalesargus @lensbible @discovercymru @thewalescollective @wales_coast_path @bbcwalesnews @bbccymruwales @uk.shots @photosofbritain @canon_photos @gloriousbritain @yourbritain


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Spent my last day off exploring Herefordshire and one Welsh village for luck! #herefordshire #sunny #kilpeck #grosmont #longtown #abbeydore #castles #churches #heritage #cadw #englishheritage #lastdayoff


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Days 5 and 6 of our St Patricks Chapel Dig Diary are now on our website! http://www.dyfedarchaeology.org.uk/ Diwrnod 5 a 6 o dyddiadur cloddio Capel Sant Padrig ar ein wefan! http://www.dyfedarchaeology.org.uk/ #AncientConnections #Cadw #PembrokeshireCoastNationalPark #PembrokeshireCountyCouncil


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Bluddy lovely, (as we say in Wales)... #breconbeacons #indiansummer #cadw #whitecastle


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Happy Sunday! This is the beautiful ruins of Chapter House at Margam Abbey in the grounds of the Castle, in Port Talbot, South Wales. It was founded in 1147, however, Christian stone crosses found on the site, suggest a much earlier Celtic monastic community!! We love to picnic here and explore the glorious 1000 acres of historic buildings, gardens, wildlife and parkland. ~ . . . . . . . . . . #antiquedealersofinstagram #europeanbuyingtrips #motherland #wales #margampark #ancientarchitecture #welshgirl #heritage #ancientbuildings #cadw #happysunday #dayofrest #howgreenismyvalley #love


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Few more from fabulous Plas Mawr #conwy #plasmawr #cadw #history


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Some ceiling porn from Plas Mawr in #Conwy *swoon* #conwy #plasmawr #cadw #history #elizabethan


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I spy #fairtrade - nice to see @lankakade dragons lurking at Strata Florida abbey! #fairandfabulous #dayout #opendoors #cadw #stratafloridaabbey #fairtradetoys #woodentoys


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Lovely day out at Chepstow Castle yesterday ♡ #chepstowcastle #opendoors #cadw #wales


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Enjoying free open day at chepstow castle #cadw #chepstowcastle #castle #walescastles


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Absolutely ruined. #cadw #laugharne


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This is 'Kidwelly Castle', located in Kidwelly in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Currently owned by @cadwcymruwales , this impressive medieval castle is just one of the numerous inspiring castles that Wales has to offer. Its labyrinth of walls, rooms and towers make Kidwelly a fantastic historical site to spend the day at and with entry only £4.20 for an non membered adult, a visit really is worth every penny. Even check out the medieval town gatehouse ruins just a few hundred yards away from the imposing castle gatehouse aswell as seeing the memorial to the courageous Welsh 'Princess Gwenllian' who was beheaded following rebellion in 1136 against the local Norman lord. . It is just one example of the many fantastic historical places around Britain to visit today!! Follow @historicalbritain to find out about more facts and information on fantastic places like this and more!!. . . Did you know?💡 . •During the Welsh 'Wars of Independence' in 1403 - 1404, Owain Glyndwr and his forces were unsuccessful in trying to break through Kidwelly's solid defences. . •Wales is known as the 'castle capital of the world' due to the sheer amount of castles scattered throughout the country. . •Kidwelly Castle was used as a filming location for the famous 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' motion picture. . . . . . . . . . #historicalbritain #freetourguide #kidwellycastle #kidwelly #carmarthenshire #visitwales #cadw #castles #europeancastle #welshcastles #wales #britishcastles #castlesofinstagram #castles_oftheworld #castles #historicbritain #historicwales #welshhistory #medievalhistory #medievalbritian #cymru #owainglyndwr #visituk #ukhistory #ukcastles #instahistory #instacastles #beautifulwales #welshheritage


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Days 3 and 4 of our St Patricks Chapel Dig Diary are now on our website! http://www.dyfedarchaeology.org.uk/ Diwrnod 3 a 4 o dyddiadur cloddio Capel Sant Padrig ar ein wefan! http://www.dyfedarchaeology.org.uk/ #AncientConnections #Cadw #PembrokeshireCoastNationalPark #PembrokeshireCountyCouncil


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Visited Flint Castle this afternoon such a beautiful place and for me as history nerd who is very interested in the castles of Edward 1st it was a very humbal and ore inspiring place I have visited Flint Castle a number of times and every time I go back it still gives me goosebumps to see such a feet of medieval engineering still standing in 2019 #kingedward1st #cadw #flintcastle


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View across the Wye from Chepstow Castle. #edpscameraclub #chepstowcastle #cadw #opendoors #RiverWye


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Chepstow Castle - original castle gates. They've been dated to 1190. This makes them the oldest in Europe. #edpscameraclub #chepstowcastle #cadw #opendoors


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Chepstow Castle - Free Entry today and tomorrow. CADW Open Doors. Despite living within 20miles or less all my life, I've never been inside. #edpscameraclub #chepstowcastle #cadw #opendoors #castles


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Great afternoon at #raglancastle, lovely day for it 😁 #castle #wales #countryside #cadw #2019 #blueskies #beautifulday


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The oldest doors in Europe! Dated to the 1190s in 1962 they were copied and replaced by the current main doors. Amazing history! . . .#chepstow #chepstowcastle #ancientmonuments #cadw #normancastle #visitwales


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Nice afternoon wander around Chepstow Castle🏰 #cadwopendoors #cadw #wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿


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A split oak and chestnut stave floor restored last year. Most of the staves were coppiced from our forest, but we have put back a few of the original staves that are still perfectly strong. A couple of hundred years old at least, with a lime floor above. I’ve seen plenty of similar floors in Europe, but not many in the UK. #simple #natural #sustainable #lowimpact #craft #chestnut #oak #construction #lime #timelessbuilding #vernaculararchitecure #snowdonianationalpark #snowdonia #oldhouses #interiors #floor #ceiling #green #handmade #cadw


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Caernarfon Castle- built 1283 (foreground) Castell Bach- built in the early Victorian period by the Coed Helen Estate landowner Rice Thomas Esq. as a summerhouse! It now contains a telephone mast and fits in very nicely with the scenery 🏰 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #explore_britain #history #ukshots #fortress #explorebritain #castles #oldcastle #instacastle #castleruins #castlephotography #medievalcastle #historicalplaces #historicbuildings #historicalarchitecture #landscape_capture #photosofbritain #landscapephotography #landscape #waleslandscape #warm #caernarfonbay #castlesofwales #yourcastles #your_castles #wales #caernarfon #caernarfoncastle #cadw @visitingnorthwales #instravel @cadwcymruwales


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Of out to do some food shopping and got distracted by a sign for ‘medieval house’ so had to go take a look! . #motorhometravel #motorhome #VisitWales #travel #adventure #couple #vanlife #history #cadw #explore


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Have you ever wondered what the inside of the fairytale castle in South Wales looks like? The exquisite Castell Coch is an absolute must-visit for all the family, and we were thrilled to provide a series of interactive and thematic elements for them! Just a few pics with more to come... For more information please do contact us 🏰 #interactive #museum #castle #fairytalecastle #design #murals #artwork #castellcoch #castlecoch #wales #cadw #castle #history #wallpaper


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Adventure time with the Tiny Human #plasmawr #conwy #northwales #cadw


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Love the view from the front of Hafan Bach 😍 Kidwelly castle is over 900 years old and amazingly well preserved, a must visit while you are here, dog friendly too 😀 Click the link in our bio to book. 🐾🐾 #kidwelly #castle #kidwellycastle #castlesofwales #welshcastles #cadw #welshhistory #castlesofinstagram #carmarthensire #wales #visitwales #holidaycottages #holidayinwales #staycation #stayinwales #ourview #lovetheview


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It’s #CADW open door day at #chepstowcastle #photography #photooftheday #chepstow


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If you go down to the woods today 🎶🎵🎶 🌳🍂🍁🍂🌳🐻🤣 taken last Autumn...I have been known to have a little roll around in these very leaves 🤣🍁🤩🍂 🤣#nationaltrust #cadw #castle #dinefwrcastle #llandeilo #castlewalk #naturephotography #autumn #igerscymru #cymru #ig_mypic #walesonline #bbcwales #thewalescollective #llanelli #autumnleaves #leaves #autumngirl #fallingleaves #shedding #colours #colourful #autumncolours #thatautumnmagic #chasingautumn #favoriteseason #igerswales #changingseasons #wales #autumnal


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On our way to our next stop, we passed through the beautiful town of Criccieth. We both spotted the castle sitting high up as we drove past and knew we had to stop haha . What’s left of it is well preserved and it’s easy to see how magnificent it would have been in its day for defence purposes but also as a show of great importance. The Castle was originally built by Llywelyn the Great, in the early 13th century. Llywelyn was a Prince of Gwynedd, and ruled Wales for over 40 years. It was succeeded by his son and then Edward I, who made a few improvements of his own, after the English took control. The Welsh revolted and took back control of the town and from 1404, it stood empty . The sleepy seaside town itself is so charming with incredible views of the Snowdonia Mountains in the distance, lovely walks along both beach areas and really yummy ice cream! . #motorhome #motorhometravel #motorhomefulltime #travel #adventure #couple #travelblogger #VisitWales #ThisIsMyWales #Wales #Snowdonia #llynpeninsula #lifebeyondbricks #dethleffs #dethleffspulse #erwinhymergroup #castle #cricciethcastle #history @cadwcymruwales #cadw #seasidetown #tourist #sea #seaviews #beach


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. Green Bridge of Wales . The dramatic limestone coastal scenery of the southern Castlemartin peninsula includes the Green Bridge. The arch was dramatically damaged following the impacts of Storm Ophelia and Storm Brian in mid October 2017. Interestingly an observation platform has been erected with a permanent camera/phone mount so everyone can take a photograph and email it to the Pembrokeshire coastal watch so they can observe the change of coastal erosion. Check out several posts earlier. This is a cropped version of the original image which is now available on my website. If you want to see the full size version and zoom in on the details head for the "other locations" in the gallery section. Now having cropped the image for Instagram I'm kind of liking this version. Let me know which you prefer? ______________________________ www.markbulmerphotography.com ______________________________ Settings. . ⚙️ 6s @f11.0 ISO 100. Gear 📷 Canon 5d mk 3 🔎 Canon 24-70 f2.8L USM @ 24mm 🏋️ Gitzo GT3542XLSY Tripod ⚫ Kase Polariser ⬛ Lee 2 Stop Hard Graduated Filter 🎒 F-Stop Ajna Backpack _________________________ . . . . . #Pembrokeshire #southwales #lovegreatbritain #uklandscape #loves_britain #lovebritain #bestunitedkingdom #britainstalent #mybritain #scenicbritain #lovegreatbritain #photosofbritain #bestukpics #cadw #cymru #DiscoverCymru #visitwales #exploringwales #thewalescollective #southwales #wales #capturingbritain #ukgreatshots #yourbritain #genuinebritain #britishsnaps #gloriousbritain #castlemartin


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Conwy castle, Conwy | - - I’d never refuse a visit back to Conwy castle because I feel like it’s pretty unique, despite being part of Edward I’s Ring of Steel. I think it’s mainly due to its more modern additions, like the bridge and the railway line running underneath the castle. Here, I skipped uni for the day to go visit with Harry - because Castles >> lectures about dust grains in space. - - As one of Edward I’s many castles in northern Wales, Conwy is a strong and majestic beast on the landscape. So much so that it’s said to be ‘the finest example of late 13th and early 14th century military architecture in Europe’ and is a UNESCO World Heritage site! This is evident when you look at the history, seeing that even with attack’s in the 14th century from Llywelyn and 17th century slighting from Cromwell’s army, the castle still stands dynamic and strong in a ruined state. - - #castles #castlesofwales #castlesofinstagram #yourcastles #yourbritain #yourwales #welshcastle #cadw #cadwcymruwales #visitwales #northwalestagram #conwy #conwycastle #girlwhocastles #welshhistory #englishhistory #edwardI #ringofsteel #castellconwy #castell #exploringwales #northwales #instabritain #uksnapshots #castlemypassion #gloriousbritain #explorebritain #epic_castles #excellentbritain #medieval


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Being cute in Tintern 😘 #tinternabbey #cadw #welshheritage


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Sunny day at Tintern Abbey 😍🌞 #cadw #tinternabbey #wales


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. Elegug Stacks . The dramatic limestone coastal scenery of the southern Castlemartin peninsula includes Stack Rocks also known as Elegug Stacks. It's one of three locations to visit within a few hundred yards walk from the main carpark. Added to my other locations folder on my website for better viewing. 👍 ______________________________ www.markbulmerphotography.com ______________________________ Settings. . ⚙️ 1/6s @f16.0 ISO 100. Gear 📷 Canon 5d mk 3 🔎 Canon 16-35 f4.0L USM @ 16mm 🏋️ Gitzo GT3542XLSY Tripod ⚫ Kase Polariser ⬛ Kase 6 Stop ND ⬛ Lee 2 Stop Hard Graduated Filter 🎒 F-Stop Ajna Backpack _________________________ . . . . . #Pembrokeshire #southwales #lovegreatbritain #uklandscape #loves_britain #lovebritain #bestunitedkingdom #britainstalent #mybritain #scenicbritain #lovegreatbritain #photosofbritain #bestukpics #cadw #cymru #DiscoverCymru #visitwales #exploringwales #thewalescollective #southwales #wales #capturingbritain #ukgreatshots #yourbritain #genuinebritain #britishsnaps #gloriousbritain #castlemartin


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Sat on the fence by the castle watching as it gets dark and lit up! #castle #caerphilly #caerphillycastle #cadw


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The stunning Tintern Abbey. We were so lucky with the weather, the forecast rain stayed away but the sky flitted between bright piercing sunshine and moody clouds which made the visit all the more magical. #tinternabbey #tintern @cadwcymruwales #beautifulbritain #britishweather #clouds #dayout #cadw #bestfriend #peaceful #scenery #wales


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. Jesus Rays . A stray cloud and a beam of light caught my eye here. I was actually waiting for sunset on St David's Head in Pembrokeshire, in the distance are North Bishop Islands. I was struggling to find something compelling to photograph but this at least saved the evening for me. The sunset was not that great in the end. ______________________________ www.markbulmerphotography.com ______________________________ Settings. . ⚙️ 1/250s @f10.0 ISO 100. Gear 📷 Canon 5d mk 3 🔎 Canon 24-70 f4.0L USM @ 150mm 🏋️ Gitzo GT3542XLSY Tripod ⚫ @Kase Polariser 🎒 @F-Stop Ajna Backpack 🖥️ Lightroom CC 🖥️ Photoshop CC _________________________ . . . . . #Pembrokeshire #southwales #lovegreatbritain #uklandscape #loves_britain #lovebritain #bestunitedkingdom #britainstalent #mybritain #scenicbritain #lovegreatbritain #photosofbritain #bestukpics #stdavids #cadw #cymru #DiscoverCymru #visitwales #exploringwales #thewalescollective #southwales #wales #capturingbritain #ukgreatshots #yourbritain #genuinebritain #britishsnaps #gloriousbritain


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#nofilter 5500 year old megalithic burial chamber, sheep and a rainbow... Perfect #wales #cadw


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Little trip to @raglancastle after our monument passes had arrived! Think well be spending lots of little trips up here! Followed by tea and cake at home!! #raglanlife #raglancastle #cadw #alwaysteaandcake


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. St David's Cathedral . Normally shooting in bright midday conditions are unattractive but somehow this was working for me. I walked round the cathedral looking for different compositions. The usual shot seems to be looking down the steps but you loose the right hand side of the building and I find the leading line too strong. I wanted to be above the building and take advantage of the fact it lies low down in the landscape. Luckily I found a wall that's safe to stand on and get further elevation. . As already mentioned the harsh mid day sun is normally unwelcome for me but the deep shadows are beneficial in this instance exaggerating depth to give the image more of a three dimensional appearance. The window frames I find rather drawing with an intense glow against the blackness of the windows, the polariser helped here reduce the reflection and darken them. Hope you all like it. ______________________________ www.markbulmerphotography.com ______________________________ Settings. . ⚙️ 1/250s @f10.0 ISO 100. Gear 📷 Canon 5d mk 3 🔎 Canon 24-70 f2 8L USM mk2 @ 24mm 🏋️ Gitzo GT3542XLSY Tripod ⚫ @Kase Polariser 🎒 @F-Stop Ajna Backpack 🖥️ Lightroom CC 🖥️ Photoshop CC _________________________ . . . . . #Pembrokeshire #southwales #lovegreatbritain #uklandscape #loves_britain #lovebritain #bestunitedkingdom #britainstalent #mybritain #scenicbritain #lovegreatbritain #photosofbritain #bestukpics #stdavids #cadw #cymru #DiscoverCymru #visitwales #exploringwales #thewalescollective #southwales #wales #capturingbritain #ukgreatshots #yourbritain #genuinebritain #britishsnaps #gloriousbritain


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. Carew Castle . I was rather frustrated with the weather conditions last week, strong winds made it incredibly awkward at times, but the day I made this image I used it to my advantage. Carew Castle looks amazing reflected in the water; but at my time there it was low tide leaving all the litter and uninteresting low tide clutter on the shore. Generally it's much better to think in monochrome I believe! and make the viewer try to concentrate more on the main subject. . With fast moving clouds a long exposure would make them a little more dreamy in contrast to the gritty foreground of the shore. At least a low tide offers wet sand that the wind can not disturb with its ripples, so that at least gave me a reasonable reflection. . A good sturdy tripod is a must and long spikes are attached to my tripod that help keep it firmly attached to the ground. There's no room for lightweight tripods when the wind is blowing like it was here. ______________________________ www.markbulmerphotography.com ______________________________ Settings. . ⚙️ 1/30s @f10.0 ISO 100. Gear 📷 Canon 5d mk 3 🔎 Canon 24-70 f2 8L USM mk2 @ 24mm 🏋️ Gitzo GT3542XLSY Tripod ⚫ Kase Polariser ⬛ Kase 6 Stop ND 🎒 @F-Stop Ajna Backpack 🖥️ Lightroom CC 🖥️ Photoshop CC _________________________ . . . . . #Pembrokeshire #southwales #lovegreatbritain #uklandscape #loves_britain #lovebritain #bestunitedkingdom #britainstalent #mybritain #scenicbritain #lovegreatbritain #photosofbritain #bestukpics #cadw #cymru #DiscoverCymru #visitwales #exploringwales #thewalescollective #southwales #wales #capturingbritain #ukgreatshots #yourbritain #genuinebritain #britishsnaps #gloriousbritain #carewcastle


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Lovely day out to Tintern Abbey just over the border into Wales. Great place to visit. Everything was on ground level so access was easy. Cadw had even provided a map for wheelchair users showing the best route to go around. 👍Throughly enjoyed it.😊#cadw #tinternabbey #tintern #visitwales #wales #daysout #daysoutforwheelchairusers #physicaldisability #greatdaysout #historical #historicalplace #history #peaceful #tranquility #disabilityawareness


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REFLECTIONS, ALTERED PERCEPTIONS Dryslwyn Castle reflected in the River Towy Please swipe ⬅ to see the time-lapse and photo manipulation Dryslwyn, Carmarthenshire, Wales 02 September 2019 #InstagramTimelapse #ArtAtTheHall #Dryslwyn #DryslwynCastle #CadwCymruWales #Cadw #DiscoverCarms #VisitWales #FindYourEpic #ThisIsWales #ThisIsMyWales #TheWalesWay #DiscoverCymru #Lumix #LumixUK #LumixGX80 #Lumix1232mm #Lumix100300mm #CountryfileMagazine #OutsideMagazine #LonelyPlanetMags #NatGeoTravel #NGTUK #appicoftheweek #YourShotPhotographer


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Today I visited #dinefwr #castle on #nationaltrust land nr #llandeilo #wales (#art #artrba #rbaart #rogerbennettartist #rba) it is a #cadw castle but although it's in grounds owned by the #national #trust #cadwmembers can have free #parking and #admission to the #countryhouse as well #artistcymraeg (#artistcymreig #artistogymru) I can #visualise some #artwork being created :-)


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Laugharne Castle this morning. Pretty views, pretty grounds, pretty village but not an impressive site like Edward I's castles of North Wales. The original castle was established around 1116 as the castle of Robert Courtemain. The woman at the ticket office tried to tell me she prefers it to Caerphilly Castle when I said where I was from. I told her she was mad. #thisismywales #laugharne #laugharencastle #cadw #castell #wales #cymru #holiday #tourist #homesweethome


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