Thursday, 4 August 2016

Tintern Abbey + Two YT Videos!

Hello everyone and welcome to today's blog post!

Recently I took myself away to the gorgeous Tintern Abbey and while I was there I took some photos and recorded some footage for you. I had a headache that day from the thundery weird weather we'd been having and so I wanted to do something positive with the day to make myself feel better. A walk around the abbey and the grounds in the fresh air for a few hours was just what I needed.

The Abbey is said to have been founded in 1200 by a Norman Knight by the name of William Marshall. He was on his way to visit Ireland when he sailed into a storm and was almost shipwrecked! He prayed to god that if he survived the shipwreck he would found an abbey wherever he landed and when he landed in Co. Wexford, that's just what he did. He granted 3.500 hectares to the Cistercian order with which to establish the Abbey. Tintern Abbey is sometimes called the Tintern of the Vow for this very reason. Ownership of the Abbey passed through any hands over the years until it eventually became property of the government. 

The walled gardens nearby were gorgeous too and I really enjoyed walking around in the fresh air! These Georgian style gardens were built in the early 19th century and have since been restored. 

I filmed a vlog style video and an outfit video, I hope you enjoy!

What are some of your favourite things to do when you are feeling under the weather?

Until next time


Laura M said...

You look great and I love old places like this! Hope the fresh air helped!

Lesthi said...

Lovely videos and it seemed like a wonderful and interesting walk. ^_^

When I feel down I usually bake something or watch a christmas movie, haha! 2 things that makes me happy.

The Phantom Cat said...

@Laura thank you :) It did indeed, darned weather headaches!

@Lesthi it was fun, I have plans to go back another time soon. It was too beautiful or just one visit

Oohh christmas movie that's a good idea. I love Home Alone :)

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