It was too nice a day to stay in on Sunday so we headed off to The Old Station at Tintern in the Wye valley. Friends had recommended this as somewhere nice to visit and we were not disappointed. Once a railway station, now long closed, it's become a beautiful place to visit with entertainment for the children, including a little sit on train running along the edge of the site.
Lovely walks along the side of the river Wye, or through woodland.
With sculpture along the way - this one was based on nature and the animals in the woods but others were based on Arthurian legends
there are plenty of old pieces of memorabilia for those interested in railways, from lamp stands to boundary markers and signals
the old station signal box is now an art gallery, currently showing water colours
and the ticket office is now the tea rooms with the platform and tracks being a picnic area.
Our agenda was then to visit Ross-on-Wye but being Sunday everywhere was closed (amazing for a British Sunday, I know) so we then headed for Tintern Abbey, hoping to be able to visit the ruins. Unfortunately the car park was filled with tourist coaches and even the overflow car parks were full. That will have to be a visit for another day!