Craig Y Nos is a 19th Century Gothic Castle nestled in the welsh hills in the county of Powys, South Wales. I am yet to fully explore the Castle itself but we recently took a walk around some of the castle grounds. I have heard spooky stories of Craig Y Nos so I will be taking my partner with me when exploring the house as I am quite scared of the supernatural world.
I loved this seating area which overlooked the river and had a beautiful view of the castle.
Our day out at Craig Y Nos
A sunny Sunday morning a few weeks back we decided to head to Craig Y Nos. I have been there before but it was a couple of years ago and I really wanted to go back with my partner. The grounds are so beautiful you could make a picturesque postcard from every part of the park.
This was the first view we saw when arriving at the castle. It was breath taking. I could have stood there all day.
There is a lovely duck pond which was full of Mallards, Canadian Geese, Moorhens, Mute Swans and other wildfowl. You are able to purchase bird feed from the shop by the pond which is wonderful. I see far too many people feeding birds with bread. When I approach members of the public and tell them its best to purchase wild bird seed or even use peas or old cereal I often get told its fine as they have been doing it years and so where their parents. Feeding bread to birds is never ok!
There are some lovely bridges along the walk. You are able to get down to the water level which my son thoroughly enjoyed. Listening to the running water very relaxing. My daughter wanted to get down with my son but she has no fear and would be straight in the river. So she stayed on the bridge with my partner.
The trees that are found there are just beautiful and some are absolutely gigantic. I wish there were signs by the trees that explained what they are. My partner got down on the ground to take a photo of one of the trees from a different angle. I love the outcome! What do you think?
My son is becoming quite the tree hugger. It is a great way of showing your child the difference in sizes of different trees!
There is a natural archway of these incredible looking trees. I have no idea what they are but they are brilliant to climb on. They are the perfect size for little ones to attempt climbing and to explore around. I would love to see them in the summer when they are full of leaves!
After walking through the unusual tree archway we came across this beautiful lake. This photograph doesn’t do the reflection of the trees justice. The water was so calm it was like a giant mirror. I loved this spot.
There was little areas dotted around which felt magical. They had little streams and moss covered rocks. We pretended that fairies lived there but only came out when no one was around.
I need to go back and explore some more as the walk we did only took around an hour and that was with 2 small children in tow. So I reckon we missed quite a lot of the grounds. The only downside was the amount of dog poo on the pathways. My poor little girl got her hands covered in dog poo whilst throwing leaves. Luckily the river was close by and my partner could wash her hands in the stream.
To read about the incredible history of the castle click this link > Craig Y Nos
Please watch the short film below of our wonderful day out! We will be back to Craig Y Nos very soon!