Visited the Iron Bridge of Coalbrookdale, the first cast iron bridge in the world and became synonymous with the industrial revolution because of the industries that were unfolding in the Severn Gorge, most particularly the inventive use of coking coal in the making of iron.
Visited the Roman ruins at Wroxeter, which was the fourth largest city constructed in Roman Britain. Covering 180 acres, it’s enormous covered basilica was longer than Winchester Cathedral (the longest in the UK). Huge communal bath houses, twin storey shopping arcades serviced a town of around 5000.
Arrived back in Wales at Llanfyllin and spent a day taking walks around the beautiful reservoir that is Lake Vyrnwy. Its claim to fame; it is the world’s first man made dam wall created by using stone and built in the 1880s. The Berwyn Mountains surround the area and are known for the variety of bird life. A stroll through the sculpture park before a heart pumping walk up to the falls for spectacular views.