Ah there is nothing quite like family time!
Given that Ms Glade was still at home after helping out at The Party, we decided that we would make the most of Saturday and get out and about.
I had recently seen a TV programme about Powis Castle and decided that it would make the perfect destination for a family adventure. So, Saturday morning saw us waving off our overnight guests, then hot footing it to the depths of Mid Wales.
Ms Glade was mightily confused (it doesn’t take much sometimes, bless her), as we seemed to zigzag the England/Wales border for a little while. It was a very scenic journey and thankfully the castle was very well signposted.
Given that there was the promise of a warm scone upon arrival, we made our way directly to the tea room which was situated at the bottom of the beautiful garden.
However, the scones were cold and an odd shape, therefore the addition of jam and cream didn’t make for a very pretty photograph, you will just have to believe me that they were nice.
We walked around the garden for a little while because they really were looking glorious. Even the tired 12 year old was impressed! There are some quite steep steps down to the garden and, there are seats strategically placed throughout the descent, on the climb back up we appreciated their thoughtful positioning and indeed, made use of them.
There are a number of peacocks living in the Castle’s grounds and by all accounts they seem to be the stars of the show.
That is, until you enter the house, where we were greeted by a Butler, in full livery, who welcomed us and arranged for the footman to collect your trunk. He reminded the ladies that they would not be welcome in the Billiard Room after dinner ha!
Unfortunately, I couldn’t get any photographs inside the castle because the light has to be very dull to preserve the artefacts and you cannot use a flash on your camera.
It is beautiful inside, the bedrooms were my favourites. Prince Charles stayed in one of them as late as the mid 1990’s.
We wiled away a lovely couple of hours, just looking at beautiful scenery and interesting treasures! I would highly recommend a day out to Powis Castle, go for the peacocks if nothing else.
However, don’t forget to leave your four legged friends at home, Dogs are not allowed.
Have a lovely day!