Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter at Gliffaes

We spent Easter at the Gliffaes Country House Hotel (website here). This attractive period building is set in its own grounds on the banks of the Usk. Here was the view from our window.

Grounds at Gliffaes

The first afternoon we explored down by the river, and Clare captured this tourist shot.

Banks of the Usk

Another tourist shot of both of us by one of the giant conifers which rather reminded us of Californian Redwoods.

The ‘Redwoods’

On Saturday we climbed up Table mountain, overlooking Crickhowell. It’s more a scramble, although we were tired enough. In the afternoon we looked around the fourteenth century Tretower Court and Castle. Sunday was mostly catching up with newspapers, while on Monday we detoured via Cardiff Bay on the way home.

Clare at Cardiff Bay

So, nice hotel, friendly staff, a relaxing time.