Castles ~ Wales and Scotland

Of all the great places we visited,  my favorites were the ‘castles’ and my favorite castle is Raglan, Monmouthshire Wales



Slains Castle, Cruden Bay, Peterhead,  Scotland ~ featured in a series of books by Susanna Kearsley (which I truly enjoyed) so  when I found the castle near Dornoch – it was a must see.  Not to mention the golf course nearby to be exquisite _DIH1162


Doune Castle,  Stirling,  Scotland ~ featured as Castle Leoch and Winterfell in Outlander and GOT.    I was besides myself being there.



Margam Castle , Margam Wales ~ through the morning haze was majestic.  We went to the town of Margam as many of the Hughes were born here ( the town not the castle) so we toured the area and found this unreal place.



Next Stop: Wales ~ Hughes Ancestral Tour

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We spend a few days in Wales touring the souther part of the country.  We are staying in Cardiff.   While here we plan to visit:

At one time the James family lived on this farm.  Brynchwith with a few other ways to spell.  Thanks to Eilir, she found this home in the census and marriage record for Catherine James.

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We will also tour family towns: Pontypridd, Coychurch, Margam.

We will also tour Cardiff Castle

The Glamorgan Coast

Llandovery Arms Pub Pontypridd   –!1s0x486e1641b2941135:0xad883ae5dd377b12!2m5!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i100!3m1!7e115!4s!5sllanover+arms+pontypridd+-+Google+Search&imagekey=!1e1!2s   A distant James owner.

More if we have time.

All the Hughes that's fit to print.