It was gloomy and rainy and we arrived pretty late so we just went to our hotel in Aberdare and called it a night.
It was an impossible task trying to choose a castle to see. Wales has more castles per capita than any other country. Unfortunately some of the most amazing ones are along the north coast, which was a bit too far away. We settled on Caerphilly Castle, which is the largest castle with the largest grounds.
When we arrived my parents and the three older kids all got tickets to go down inside the mine. Simon was too small (just a hair shy of 100cm) so he and I stayed up above ground. Afterward my parents said that was for the best, they had to wear hard hats and it was cold and dark down in the mine.
Simon and I walked through the museum and mine buildings and took photos while we waited for the rest of the gang. Apparently things weren't going smoothly and it took them much longer to get down into the mine than originally anticipated, so Simon and I also ate a snack and waiting in the car for a bit. (Rain.)