Sunday, 3 November 2013


OK - back again to the day after the last post in sunny August.  Leaving Oxfordshire the next morning it was off, via lunch in Whitney, towards Welsh/English border and Offa's Dyke - skirmish country!!
We'd booked in at the wonderful little farmhouse B&B just outside Montgomery - Caemwgal Farmhouse (and this was my review).  Caemwgal Farmhouse is actually situated on Offa's Dyke so a great pull for hikers.  And the farmhouse is actually on a Civil War battlefield.  The Battle of Montgomery was fought here in 1644 but thankfully we didn't experience any hauntings that night!
So after a great breakfast we went off to explore the magnificenlty sited Montgomery Castle, high on a hill overlooking the town and distant hills of Shropshire.
View from the turrets!  Possibley the Long Mynd?
 and now down to the town of Montgomery . . .

. . . and of course, despite a huge breakfast, before exploring this lovely little town, we just had to have a cake and coffee at the lovely Castle Kitchen.

Delicious Carrot Cake for me and Lemon for Mike.

The Church of St Nicholas  is just at the edge of the town.
Had a surprising history too, as in it was the tomb of the Herbert family - parents to the famous poet George Herbert - who has a window dedicated to him
and back in Montgomery itself, a wander round the sleepy Sunday town . . .
and we even found a bit of Offa's Dyke to amble along on the way home!!
another really great part of the country we'd never ventured to before.

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