My visit to Castell-y-Bere on Monday, via a very short detaour to Tal-y-Llyn, was a perfect cocktail of lovely sun-kissed scenery, well maintained heritage and a clump of fascinating education all in one visit. What’s not to love? If you wake up to a glorious autumnal day like this one, why not consider sorting out all your bits and pieces in the morning and then hop into the car and go to Castell-y-Bere for an hour or two. It’s the perfect excuse for a tiny holiday-like experience.
I am going to write up the castle itself and its history in the next couple of days, but here are some photographs of the surrounding scenery. With the sun reflecting off fast-moving streams, filtering through the reds, oranges and yellows of autumn leaves and lighting up the stunningly bright greens of the grass, and the rust-coloured foliage on the hillsides it was just about the most idyllic day I have had at Aberdovey so far. I spent most of last week in London. It was super to visit my former home, but the contrast was unbelievable. The feeling today of being let loose on life was exceptional.