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Delights of Cardiff and South Wales

September 22 – 27, the Arts Society King’s Lynn tour to Cardiff.

After eighteen months of planning 29 members of the society at last set off to Cardiff for a 5-day tour arranged through Tailored Travel.    Despite the dreadful weather forecast somehow we managed to avoid the downpours and enjoy the sunny intervals! It was a packed programme with a wide variety of things to see:  from the Victorian splendour of Cardiff Castle, to the internationally renowned collection of French impressionist paintings in the National Museum and Art Gallery,  and in contrast the beautiful 20th century art work in Llandaff Cathedral (including a Jacob Epstein Christ).  None of us was expecting it, but the utterly captivating dramatic re-enactment of life in the 1640’s (fully interactive!) at Llanchaiach Fawr Manor House was a high spot.  We also visited the new Senedd building and the Cardiff Bay area, and saw the wide range of Welsh vernacular buildings at the award winning St Fagan’s Museum.   With a visit to NT Baddesley Clinton on the way and the Birmingham Jewellery centre on the return, it was a thoroughly stimulating and enjoyable trip.   

Kate Parker