Anyway on to the site and we set up at the top of the site, big mistake as you get more road noise at the top of the site.
We set up and put the awning up. Pegging it down was really difficult as the hard standings were the hardest I have ever experienced. Many bent pegs. The warden did say though that in October 2018 the hard standings were all being replaced, and the ablutions block was going to be replaced as it was rather tired!
|The view across the site|
We settled down for a relaxing time, and were able to pop down to the Tredegar House Tea shop
Tredegar House is a National Trust Property. At this time of year the gardens are open, but the house is closed up.
|The main entrance to Tredegar House|
We went over to the St Fagans National Museum of History at St Fagans. This is an estate which was donated to Wales some seventy years ago. When it was donated there was a Castle at the top of the site and a farm house at the bottom. Since then over forty original buildings from different historical periods have been brought from all over Wales and re-erected on the hundred acre site.
All the buildings are open to visitors, and often craftsmen are working in them. It really is worth a visit, and it is free.
|The Village Stores|
|The working water wheel, that powers the working Flour Mill|
|This is the pig sty, built in a circular shape to stop pigs digging in the corner!|
|Inside one of the cottages|
On one of my wanderings round Tredegar House I came across these film crews who were filming 'Jerusalem', a spy thriller set in the mid 1940s for channel 4.
It was really amazing just how big the film crew was and also how many takes they did for each scene.
|The film crew|
|This was in the background of the scene being filmed. Poor chaps were going backwards and forwards with these chairs.|