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Postby Jen-Jen » 25 Apr 2009, 00:36

That's so sad about the castle Anita!! I guess one of the downsides of owning a castle is the expense for repair work and such.
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Re: Travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby Lucky Star » 25 Apr 2009, 20:56

There exists a trust fund of some kind dedicated to saving Gwyrch Castle but I dont know what progress they have made. They have a website with some more great pictures of it. I have seen it from a bus and would like to visit it myself some day.

Those are lovely photos Anita, it looks like you all had a super time.
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Re: Travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 25 Apr 2009, 21:49

Cheers, Lucky Star. I've just had a look at the website of the Trust, which is very interesting although it's unclear exactly what is going on regarding the castle.

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Re: Our Travels

Postby Moonraker » 26 Apr 2009, 16:41

I wonder if English Heritage or the National Trust would be interested in The Cave of Books? I have recently been involved in renovation work there, so it may well be right up their street! :D
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What Enid Blyton book are you reading right NOW!

Postby pete9012S » 10 Oct 2017, 20:02

Split from another topic.

IceMaiden wrote:
pete9012S wrote:We're heading to Ceredigion - hope I've pronounced that correctly!! :D


I highly recommend a visit to Llangrannog..


We went today and really enjoyed it - many thanks for the recommendation.
Here's a few pics we took even though it was a little cloudy today..


https://imgur.com/a/K80wr
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Re: What Enid Blyton book are you reading right NOW!

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 10 Oct 2017, 20:25

Lovely photos, Pete!
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Re: What Enid Blyton book are you reading right NOW!

Postby Courtenay » 10 Oct 2017, 20:31

Excellent photos, Pete — after a stop at Siop Glynafon to pick up the essential ginger beer, tinned tongue and fresh batteries for your torch, that beach looks like just the place for a Blytonian adventure! :D
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Re: What Enid Blyton book are you reading right NOW!

Postby pete9012S » 10 Oct 2017, 21:22

Many thanks. Heading home on Thursday via Clun - can't wait to try the cafe there! :D
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Re: What Enid Blyton book are you reading right NOW!

Postby Eddie Muir » 10 Oct 2017, 21:27

Great atmospheric photos, Pete. :D
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Re: What Enid Blyton book are you reading right NOW!

Postby Rob Houghton » 10 Oct 2017, 21:57

Lovely photo, Pete - made me nostalgic for Wales as I haven't been for a few years now!

The cave looked brilliant too! Any secret passages there? ;-) definitely the sort of place Snubby and gang might frequent!
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Re: What Enid Blyton book are you reading right NOW!

Postby IceMaiden » 11 Oct 2017, 01:34

pete9012S wrote:
IceMaiden wrote:
pete9012S wrote:We're heading to Ceredigion - hope I've pronounced that correctly!! :D


I highly recommend a visit to Llangrannog..


We went today and really enjoyed it - many thanks for the recommendation.
Here's a few pics we took even though it was a little cloudy today..


https://imgur.com/a/K80wr


Lovely pictures Pete, I'm glad you enjoyed it and it's making me nostalgic too! It's a beautiful little place, though you really need the sun out and bright blue sky for a truly Blytonian summer holiday look :D . I've got a photo of my dog standing in the entrance to that cave, I've often wondered what is in it and how far back it goes! I also recall that clifftop is extremely high with a very frightening drop that reminds me of the island the children are imprisoned on in the Adventurous Four Again.

If you're still in that area and want another Blytonesque visit, look up Cilgerran Castle, which is about 15 miles from Llangrannog. It's superb, exactly how I imagine Faynight's castle to be :) .
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Re: What Enid Blyton book are you reading right NOW!

Postby pete9012S » 11 Oct 2017, 10:58

Will do.Thanks for the tip!

Came across this aerial footage of the beach and surrounding cliffs which is far superior to my grainy photos:

FPV - LLangrannog

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Re: What Enid Blyton book are you reading right NOW!

Postby Rob Houghton » 11 Oct 2017, 11:01

Just the place for Peregrines to fly... :lol:
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
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Re: What Enid Blyton book are you reading right NOW!

Postby sixret » 11 Oct 2017, 11:20

Great photos, Pete. I notice that the sea water is far away from the beach. :D
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Re: What Enid Blyton book are you reading right NOW!

Postby pete9012S » 11 Oct 2017, 11:36

Yes,I don't know if that was because the tide was right out when we went.

There was very fresh seaweed on the side walls of the cliffs at the start of the beach and washed up seaweed and flotsam and jetsam right up at the beginning of the beach, so perhaps the water does come in much further at high tide?

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I found this pic online which would seem to suggest the tide does come in a lot further - especially in stormy weather.
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