Arrived in Cardiff mid-afternoon; staying in a very nice guesthouse not far from the castle.
This is the view when you walk in the front door -
After unloading our gear we headed off to Cardiff Castle in the perfect sunshine.
Sunshine went but it was still a pleasant afternoon/evening wandering about the castle grounds. I love this shot; 11th century tower and gates dwarfed by the Millenium Stadium in the background.
The Norman-built castle keep, sitting atop its motte with moat surrounding:
Inside the keep:
There's also a 14th century building facade inside the complex, while the interior of the building was extensively refurbished in the 19th century. Some of the decoration in the library -
Also in the banqueting room (which contained a minstrels' balcony!)
The intricate detail of the friezes, mosaics and decorative features needs to be seen. This is just a tiny sample of an elaborately-decorated doorway -
Just gorgeous. I'm enjoying this so much.