Fallon World Trip 2011 travel blog

The local Post Office

Magor

Magor Square


A wonderful day in Wales, even the weather was fine. We enjoyed strolling the village, Magor, visiting the Post Office chatting to the locals and the St Mary Magor Church, Gothic style dated around year 1300 complete with bells that are used every week and the Church recently hosted a 'Bell Ringing training course' with many international bell ringers. Drove down the highway to 'St Fagans: National History Museum' and enjoyed a fantastic afternoon learning how the Welsh people lived, worked and relaxed. Fantastic huge open area with paths, and native areas with forests, animals also farm animals for kids to touch and feel. Enjoyed traditional 'Welsh afternoon tea' in tearooms, tasty Bara Brith (welsh cake) above the Gwalia General Store where you can purchase original Welsh style foods. Surprised by the inside of St Teilo's Church, year 1530, late medieval Catholic Church with amazing detailed and bright wall paintings apparently used to motivate church members into prayer as they were all illiterate. I could go on and on as there were many more amazing sights but absolutely loved St Fagans Castle year 1530, Elizabethan manor home donated to Museum by 3rd Earl of Plymouth in 1946 and it still has all original grand furniture and decorations also beautiful gardens! At 7.30pm attended the local soccer game, Cardiff vs Brighton, and unfortunately away team won, 3 - 1 but great experience.

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