A view up to medieval castle, fortress and grand country mansion Powis Castle, in mid-Wales near the town of Welshpool. It was originally built around 1200 as a fortress, and then remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years. It is now under the care of the National Trust.
The castle is famous for its extensive gardens, terraces, parkland, deerpark and landscaped estate. It was a real pleasure to wander around the gardens. The huge clipped conifers above, known as 'yews', are said to be 300 years old.
A view of a part of the gardens.