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Gwydir Castle and Gardens Coach Trip

Gwydir Castle


Gwydir Castle and Gardens

Civil War Guided Tour of Shrewsbury

Members and friends outside St. Mary's


The Ruthin Gaol experience

Our guide points out the Gaol's features

Inside the 'Clink'

One of the Victorian inmates

What would you like for your last meal?

A visit from the chaplain
Nesscliffe Hill explained

Archaeologist Dr. Andy Wigley explains the landscape

The view from Oliver's Point

Our party at the Iron Age Fort/Settlement

An Iron Age post hole


The Shuts and Passages of Shrewsbury

Admiring restoration work at Grope Passage

Our guide tells us the history of Golden
Cross Passage

The Bear Steps lead to St. Alkmunds

Bank Passage - narrow and steep

Along the cobbles of Barracks Passage
Plas Mawr and Conway Castle

Plas Mawr. An Elizabethan town house



The table set for a Tudor meal



Wealth and status expressed in the
plaster overmantel

Our group resting their legs


Conway Castle's formitable fortifications


Conway Castle's impressive interior

Halston Hall Chapel


Members and friends gather in front of
Halston Hall


The early 16C timber framed Chapel



Admiring the Chapel's historic interior


The east end reredos



The Chapel from the south east with its
ha-ha ditch


Returning from the Chapel across the fields


Trip to Liverpool

Albert Dock looking towards the
Liver Building


1902 double decker steam engine bus at
Albert Dock



Steam engine from a 1900 paddle yacht at the
Maritime Museum



Figures representing Merchant Navy personnel
over the ages. Maritime Museum


The Liver and Cunard Buildings seen from the
Liverpool Museum


1837 locomotive, 'Lion' at the Liverpool Museum

Old Oswestry Hill Fort


Our guide, Heather Hidden, explains the history of the Hill Fort.


Making our way up the western entrance.



Above Wat's Dyke.


Onwards through the gate.


Looking south and identifying other Iron
Age sites.


At the end of the tour a group photo.