After heading the right direction we went to Monmouth. The castle was the birthplace of Henry V, but there's not very much left so it was a bit of a let down. However, there was this awesome tree:
After Monmouth we went to Rhaglen Castle, which after a week is still one of my favorites. It is an absolutely gorgeous, ruined building. One of my favorite things about it is that you can see where fireplaces and doors would have been in the exposed walls. Walking around these castles, history becomes practically tangible.
I still have one more castle from Monday to write about, but once again my internet it not loading pictures well so I'm going to have to postpone. However, the rest of the week should go faster- I didn't take as many pictures