We visited my mum and dad in Wales a little while ago and decided to visit Margam Country Park in Port Talbot, we had a really lovely day and we had absolutely fantastic sunny weather, if a little windy.
It was free entry, just had to pay for parking which is a bonus, there are acres of land to explore and many beautiful vistas. The site once housed a Norman Abbey, of which the remains are still visible to explore. I am sure we would have explored the ruins more but you know...children. We had lunch there jacket potato with beans and salad and an eccles cake after (amazingly it was suitable for vegans!) Eating out is becoming more tricky now that I am pretty much only eating a vegan diet but most places to jacket potato with beans so not too much of a problem, just gets a bit boring.
We went on a little train ride around part of the park which was fun and allowed us to see some different viewpoints and part of the park including a little farm area (which we didn't visit on foot) and a lake.
Some really beautiful ruins, I could have taken a ton of photographs but only managed to snatch these two.
We visited the orangery which had the most wonderful smell ever. Such a beautiful orangey scent, it was stunning. Could have stayed in their for hours, it was so lovely and warm, very much enjoyed a bit of light therapy.
Me with my beautiful mum and sisters.
Boris enjoyed all the attention from the family and loved running round. There was a really big playground there for the littluns which had little houses in it, each one representing a different nursery rhyme with a little display inside. It was cute.
So all in all a great day, highly recommended if you are ever in that part of the world.