|St Fagan's Castle (built 1580)|
About five miles to the west of Cardiff lies the St. Fagan's Folk Museum which is one of the largest open-air museums in Europe. If you like hearing about country life in Wales from the Iron Age to medieval times up until Second World War and up into the 1960s, then St. Fagan's can offer you over 100 acres of various attractions.
St. Fagan's museum has various historical Welsh farm houses erected in the grounds. Here, one can really see how the Welsh peasants used to live. Some of these cottages have only two rooms, one on the ground floor with beaten earth under foot, and a crude ladder leading to cramped sleeping quarters in the attic of a thatched roof.
|Kennixton Farmhouse (built 1610)|
|Workmen's Institute (built 1916)|
Stores and workshops still carry on a trade within the grounds and there is no shortage of stories about the remarkable history of the buildings in there.
As blogs tend to best be short, it would be unwise of me to put too long a post here about St Fagans, but I have created this page on my website that gives more information and pictures about an amazing day that awaits anybody who wishes to visit this Welsh attraction.