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Wednesday, 10 July 2013
A Historical Gem
One of the exciting things about holidaying in Britain is how much history can be packed into one small village, and Skenfrith in Monmouthshire, which we visited recently, was an amazing place to explore. It has a 12th century castle (left) and an unusual church, St Bridget's, which is home to some very interesting tombs and a beautifully preserved pre-Reformation cope (below).
Apparently the village featured in a Dr Who episode, but luckily there were no Daleks around when we pottered about - just peace and tranquillity, and history oozing from every moss-covered stone.