27 September 2012

Montgomery

We have visited the delightful town of Montgomery today.  This small town is in Wales, close to the border with England.  It has a number of interesting buildings including a old gaol, an market square surrounded by imposing and very old houses and the remains of a castle high up on a hill next to the town.

We climbed the hill up to the castle the remains of which are interesting to explore.  It was destroyed over 400 years ago at the end of the civil war, but nonetheless there is still enough to see.  The views from the top were amazing as it was a bright sunny day.  We worked out we could see a nearby town Welshpool, which is about 7 miles away in one direction.  One the way down we picked blackberries there were still a few to be found, they made a fine crumble with apples for tea.

On returning to the town we visited one of the most amazing shops I have ever been into to, I have visited before but no visit to Montgomery is complete without looking round Bunners.  It describes itself as a hardware store which it essentially is but it is also an absolute warren of a shop and one which it would be easy to enter and difficult to find your way out, if you are not careful! They sell a massive range of so many things and if you ask if they have anything in stock they will take you too it.  I have no idea how they keep track of everything but it is a wonderful place to explore and difficult to leave empty handed.  I found some great biscuit cutters, a cup for my dad and a small present for my youngest today.

We had lunch in the delightful Castle Kitchen.  I ordered my children a sandwich each.  They were absolutely huge and came with a large salad and crisps.  They kindly gave us a bag for each to take home the uneaten half!  My beetroot and feta salad was also a generous portion and very tasty.

So if you ever find yourself in this part of the world, do go and visit this very interesting little town you will not be dissappointed.

1 comment:

  1. Welsh pool was on Dave patch with the civil engineers your day trip sounded lovely and a real treat for you to be able to eat out.

    san x

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