Standing as a pillar of history amongst an ever changing world, is Castell Carreg Cennen. A monument to Welsh culture, the castle acts as a window into the heart of Wales, displaying it’s age proudly in every eroded rock and crumbled wall.
As many of you know, My boyfriend surprised me and came home with me for christmas. Determined to give him the best first impression of my beautiful country, I wanted to explore Wales, the old and the new. There was just one problem…I can’t drive. Thankfully for us, my wonderful friend and her partner offered us some company and took us for a day trip.
I’m pretty ashamed to admit that despite living within an hour of Castell Carreg Cennen, I had never been. Although, one could boast that you’re never really more than an hour away from anything in South Wales, am I right?
Despite the ferocious wind that tugged at our hair and bit at our fingers, the weather was perfect and I was reminded once again why I love being welsh, and just how much I miss home when we are apart.
In usual blogger fashion, I kept my camera handy and snapped away as I walked around this scenic historic beauty.
When your partner tries to fix your hair in crazy wind, you know their a keeper.
A double language sign as usually found in Wales, with Welsh on the top and English on the bottom.
That time your friend casually climbs into an old oven
After a very refreshing (yet bloody cold) walk around the old castle ruins, we decided to stop off in this converted barn for a cup of tea and some traditional Welsh and British Cakes. Warm and safe from the wild Welsh weather, the four of us indulged our sweet tooth as we warmed out bones in this homely, welcoming cafe.
Sadly no Welsh to be seen here, but the lovely people working here certainly spoke it.
By far one of my favourite traditional welsh treats, Bara Brith is a delicious loaf shaped cake filled with currants and tastes like heaven.