A few weeks ago we took a long weekend to do some further exploring in Wales. We started in the North and worked our way down to Cardiff before returning home.

Our first night was spent in Llangolen, chosen for its proximity to the Pontcysyllte aqueduct (Our 44th World Heritage Site!)

After a hearty Welsh breakfast, we got some tea to take-away and walked across the aqueduct. There is a sturdy railing on the footpath side, but boat passengers can look straight down!

We spent some time walking around near the river enjoying the sunshine and spring flowers.

We then ducked back into England to visit Ironbridge Gorge (number 45!). The bridge built in 1779 was the first cast-iron arch bridge in the world. We walked across it. The guy we asked to take our picture didn’t seem to understand we wanted us AND the bridge in the picture. We didn’t need to drive across the country if we just wanted a family portrait.

We could have spent a lot longer here exploring all of the museums, but we had to press on to reach our evening’s accommodations.

The next morning we crossed back over the Severn into Wales on our way to Cardiff. We had tickets to visit the Doctor Who Experience!

The road signs were very clear which direction to go if you didn’t want to be exterminated.

We didn’t see Capt. Jack Harkness or Gwen Cooper, but there were a lot of bikers. And some people in chicken costumes.

The Experience was fun with lots of props and costumes from the 50 years the series has been on television. We saw the TARDIS and many incarnations of Cybermen and Daleks.

That night we stayed on a farm. There were lambs and piglets. Neil kept pointing at the animals. For dinner we ate at the oldest pub in Wales.

Unfortunately we didn’t get to the last World Heritage Site we had hoped to visit, but that just means we will have to go again!

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