Saturday, 29 October 2011

Powis Castle............................................................ beautiful gardens to visit

I visited Powis Castle last summer but have just rediscovered these images while trawling through all my pictures and deleting stuff to free up space on my PC.

Powis Castle in Wales is well worth a visit
The gardens are lovely to see but are terraced and quite steep.

Minstrels and dancers decorate this lovely terrace.... overlooking the formal gardens.

And what a beautiful view it is to see.

 
When I was visiting the gardens were getting a haircut...

...tops off first...

....anything for the weekend Sir?

These lovely cottages can be hired for holidays.

The flower borders were filled to perfection.

The Yews have been a feature of Powis Castle for over a hundred years.

Photos of bygone years are displayed in the gardens... this is the hedge above being trimmed in 1925.

The Castle had a lot of history to reveal...Clive of India married into the family that owned Powis and there is a museum in the courtyard telling his story with loads of artifacts.

Peacocks wander around the grounds.
This little family were enjoying the crumbs dropped at the Cafe.

13 comments:

Adam Tilt said...

Not somewhere I've visited before but looks like a great place. Really like those baby Peacocks.

grammie g said...

HI Andrew...Magnificent place...the Polis Castle in trimmed yews is amazing!!

I liked your previous post ..so Autumn ....last photo... very funny guy you are ! : }}

Grace

Horst in Edmonton said...

What a fantastic place to visit. Castles are such beautiful paces to wander around weather inside or out.

ADRIAN said...

The Yew hedge is wonderful. like a boulder field or a glacier. Totally unlike a hedge but fascinating.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

What a wonderful place. I am impressed with those haircuts.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant shots of Powis castle, and, I love the Peacocks.

Pantherka said...

Great post and beautiful!

JM said...

I'm in awe at the Yews on the 9th shot! Have never seen anything like it. Gorgeous place and great photos, Andrew.

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

So nice my friend !

Pat said...

What a marvelous place! The yew hedge is amazing.

Haddock said...

What a wonderful place. I like that haircut in progress.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I'm pleased you found these photos Andrew and shared them. What a delightful place! The gardens and views are amazing. To stay in one of the cottages would be a wonderful experience.