Castle Vale Park is a beautiful area that lies to the right of our Railway Station upon entry to the town, named so due to its close proximity to the remaining castle ruins 'below' the station which is actually where the great hall once stood.
Recently, within the past 2 years or so, renovation works have been completed on Castle Vale Park as well as Coronation Park, restoring them to the serene, nature filled seating areas that were first opened to the public in the 30s.
You see the frost in the ground and the frozen over lily pond? Yep, these photos were taken all the way back in December 2014. Even then with the winter elements, with sun beating down it was a fabulous place to walk with Baker and Claire, then to sit and take in the world around us.
I can imagine it being a different place come the summer though, when the holiday makers flock to our popular little seaside town; kids playing chase around the pond, couples sitting eating fish and chips on the benches and the lots of glorious sunshine reflecting off the river.
There is no rich history here, apart from the obvious close location to the Walls and Castle, however the views are what put a spell on you here - another must visit place in my magical town.
This last photo was taken this side of Christmas and shows one of the stairways down to the riverside walk from Castle Vale Park. We walk to the left when leaving the stairs and cross the smallest bridge, known as the 'old' bridge and we are home. I know. Very lucky are we to live in such stunning surroundings.
Show me your home town!!