Category: Tag 3 – Tricastle-Tour

Day 3 – Tri-Castle-Tour and Abergravenny

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Today is the 3rd day of travel throught the land of my ancestors. The humans supprised me with my first trip to wales! The kingdom of mighty warlocks and dreaded dragons!
The place where the faeries rides on Corgi back trough the land!

The Stuff woke me to a far better time as yesterday. The Lady showed me Acton Turville, the village where we stay the next few days. We met some local country workers. An older man told us the history of the town. Some of the people couln’t turn there eyes of such a noble being like me. The greeted me with respect and friendliness. In exchange for good cookies I let them pad my head.

After this little get to know, we started with our journey to the epic Tir-Castles!

We started our carriage and I could see the landscape. The first stop was White Castle. I was really surprised as I saw the mighty walls, the draw bridges and the ditch. There are many places to snif and explore! I met some local journey man. My shining armor fascinates human and doggy puppies equally.

The Lady has shared her secret cookie stock with me!

I bestow some human puppy a business card of me! She was over the moon. I think I will do this more while traveling!

Then we moved on to Skenfrith Castle. This ruin is in not so good shape like white castle. But the central tower and the water gate are very nice. Bevor the castle is a little river where the locals take a swim. I stopped and drank some of the tasty water.

The little river is a good place at warm and sunny days.

Near by is a beautiful “St Bridget`s Church”. Take your time and visit the church too.

The last castle today was Grosmont Castle. Here you can see big and nice parks. You can stretch your legs. The castle ruin self has a ditch a incredible gate and some walls standing.

The last Castle we visited was Grosmont Castle. There you can observer the beautiful park area. The castle it self has a deep moat and a wonderful gate.

To scare all at halowen you can find a Jack-O-Latern out of stone!

My bark was loud and strong as I send the welsh dragon tief packing! The Lady has not seen him! But I sniffed him out. The Lady said I should stop to be so childish! But the dragon was there! I am sure!

After this adventure we were hungry and thirsty. We found some dog friendly pup and I get to no a local border collie. Unfortunately, the pup doesn’t serve food with out reservation.

So we drank some lemonade and we moved on to Abergravenny a little city near by.

What should I say. The humans would not survive alone! The don’t know how to find food! They say that they are hungry and then they don’t go to an in or pup! They must look in Dog-Trust-Shops, Penny-Markets and came out with non eatable stuff.

The the found a food festival but there were no dogs allowed. I would see one goes in and brings pray for all… but this kind of intelligence the humans hadn’t developed yet.

So the wandered hungry through the city of Abergravenny. The lady hears music so she started to dance like the rats in the fairy tail…

At least we found a snack stand out of the festival. And the humans get something to eat and reboot there brain cells. And then the drop some of the food!

Their misfortune is my luck! I cleaned it up. That reminds me that I haven’t got some Fish & Chips yet. The humans had promised me at the begin of our travels! I must rise the reparation to 3 times Fish & Chips!

Then we looked to a local crafts market! The people liked me there and I found some new friends. I called them with my loud voice.

But at this time my paws started to hurt. We traveled and walked so long! The human stuff bought some nice things on the market.

After this we traveled back to our inn. I was so happy that we stopped walking. But what? The humans start to make a fuss and hurried to the local pup. And for what?! The must learn that the are to late for food serving again! Why must I walk for this news!

Then the cooked and I could finally rest.

Please oh dog goodness… less walking tomorrow!


This day was packed with activities in England and Wales! I will review them for you my audience.


Today we drive less! And we have seen interesting landscape. The gigantic bridge was on of my highlights. At some points the lady must circle a bit.

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We have seen three castles in one tour! I recommend that! The castles were three nice ruins and a collie knight could explore all of then an find interesting spots! I met many new human and doggy friends. There were relaxing places as well! Don’t forget the food and water logistic! Not feeded humans are worse then not feeded puppies!

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Abergravenny is a nice town. You can find many interesting places, especially the food festival and the craftsman market! Suddenly as Collie knight you are not allowed to got to the food stalls.

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Dog friendliness

The Tri-Castle-Tour is very dog friendly. I met many furry and non furry friends! The castles are good accessible, especially for old dogs. There is enough space if some not so friendly dog appears. Don’t forget filled water bottles!

Abergravenny is a town where some water bowls call for a quick sib. You can rome through the streets and find interesting things behind every corner. At the craftsman market dogs are welcome!

Useful tips

You can make the Tri-Castle-Tour by car without a problem in a day. If you have a active dog that enjoys long walking you can try it per foot.

Please remember to bring water for dogs and humans to this tour!

The Abergravenny Food Festival and the craftsman market is a must have to visit. Split up to get food on there!

Day 1 – The Journey begins

Here I want to write down the chapter of my live. I am the humble Sir Lucien Barkalot. Without fear I entered the horseless carriage and started my travel with Mylaydy and her servant. The carriage was fully loaded, so I had to adjust to a new position. The carriage rumbled for many minutes, even hours over the lands.

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From time to time the carriage stopped and I could follow the call of nature. The first stop was in the fields of a unknown kingdom. The fields where flat and when you started to walk, it took an eternity to reach a point at the horizon.

Immediately, I took the lead and found a walnut grove. Concerningly, there was a pile of bones! May the soul rest in peace.

We left this scary place behind us and our carriage rumbled on over the lands. We gotten hungry, so we made rest. We dinned the finest food and I got the best parts.

After this exquisite meal, the horseless carriage rumbled on until we reached a place, where I need all my force to not carried away by the wind.

The floor was crumbely… like a giant sand pit and the air smelled salty and like rotting plants. Unknown birds where circling above our heads. The cry of those birds pierced me trough my skin.

We inched our way forward and then we saw it! Water as fare as the Collie can see! And man made vessels where driving on it. I approached this place with grade care. Small things unknown to me poked my paws. Mylady even collected some of those and showed me her treasures.

Brave, I put my tongue into this large body of water. Holly Collie! It was disgusting! I was so salty that I had to spit it out.

Then Mylady brought me even closer to this darned water and then the water started coming close. It touched by paws and wetted the shoes of Mylady. Mylady squeaked!

I must do something! I stood up against the water and only think of my furious bark let the water backup! I took the Lady and brought her safely I brought her to shore! This cursed water should try to attack my Lady again! I will fight it!

We walked back to the carriage. I held my head high! And then it starts moving again. For the luck of all of us only short. We stopped add a big Inn where many other dogs were. But not so noble as me!

A rabble of dogs with no manors! The barked and snapped after my fur!

Then the Lady starts move again. I must be on her side! In the dark shades of the night many bad things happens! I must protect her from this!

After a long walk we came finally back to the Inn and the humans and I sit by the fire and chat with other travelers.

After this we fall into bed of the Inn. The Lady carried my travel cushion into the room and I could rest my head on it!

I heard strange noises in the night! So I moved to the door to better protect the Lady and her husband – the servant!

What happens tomorrow? Will we be back home?


After my story I will review the day.


The time in the car was long and it was full! 3 of 5 bones!

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The adventures were great. I triumphed over the endless water and I could run free for miles!

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Dog friendliness

I think all in all the day was dog friendly! The way is very long for in impatient or very active dogs it will be to hart!

You should have manors. Maybe other dogs and humans have fears.

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Useful tips

The Ibis-Hotel in Calais is dog friendly. You can stay there before you Travel with the ferry or the tunnel.

There is a very beautiful national park near Calais. I recommend a visit there! Look at the page for more information Réserve naturelle Platier d’Oye. You can explore the sea and a bit of a dune. Maybe the humans learn something about birds and nature.

You will survive without knowledge in France, but you must be prepared that many not speak English or German.