We walked in/out of many boutiques and a large market before finding a pub for a pint. The market had all kinds of food typical of a daily market with stalls of fruit/veggies, meats, cheeses, local homemade cakes etc. We tasted the cake and pointed at what looked like dinosaur heads in the meat counter. Our next stop was the very authentic Wales pub called Borough which had the owner serving us along with her daughter as the father stood behind us eating. The three of us started chatting with the locals. They talked to us about their government, their bar and our travels…we finished our drinks, took their picture and left to find a place to eat. Walking down one of the little alleys, we found an all glass restaurant called The Plan. We sat and ordered organic salads and vegetarian chili…both were good.
It was time to tackle the castle…we purchased tickets and began the self guided tour. This castle is the only one we’ve seen so far that still has a moat full of water. We walked at the top along the fortress wall looking out at the town and then down into the tunnels that ran along the castle wall below ground where they would hide out in case of an air attack. They have speakers in some parts of the tunnel and play the King’s speech and sirens so you could imagine what it may have felt like during WWII. After the tunnels we climbed the multiple stairs to the top of the castle keep where we listened to the guide tell us what each room use to be. We finally finished our tour of the castle right at closing time.
Being we had a full day… We opted to grab some food for take out and watch a movie in our room. Tomorrow we will head to Warwick.