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This is some mildly Eccentric type stuff we did in the UK in 2016

Minack Theatre UK image another Minack Theatre UK image

Minack Theatre

I had the opportunity to visit my relatives in Cornwell and go with Sheila and her family to the Minack Theatre and watch ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor ‘.

It is a surreal experience watching Shakespeare being performed outside on a Cornish cliff face, while the occasional sea gull flies over head and kayakers paddle below the performance.

Also in the far side of the bay one can watching people try and surf on a very still day. Then to cap it all off after the performance a Tall Ship sailed by.

The Minack Theatre is only about 4 Kilometres from Lands End and is worth visiting even if there is not a performance going on.

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I first heard of this village when I was a child from the cult TV series ‘The Prisoner’ which was filmed in Portmeirion and first aired in 1968 starring Patrick McGoohan.

This special village was designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis with work starting in 1920’s and carrying on into the 1970’s.

It is living museum of architecture resources and is well worth the visit.

Ffestiniog Steam Railway

Ffestiniog Steam Railway

Near to Portmeirion in North West Wales are two active steam train trips that operate to a regular time table. There is the Caernarfon to Porthmadog and the one we travelled on from Porthmadog to Ffestiniog. Well worth going on and supporting live steam, but keep your head in the carriage as the walls are very close.

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