So we come to the end of our holiday in Northumberland. It seems a lifetime ago now but holidays always do! After Lindisfarne , we popped over to Ford & Etal for a meander. These villages had been enterprising enough to revive their community by considering everything good and developing a tourist trail of 20… Continue reading Final postcard from Northumberland
This has to be my favourite place and view. The climb into the 16th century romantic castle up the slippery cobbles was a little nerve racking with a toddler mainly due to the seeming lack of fencing his height ( bit of a surprise for a national trust property!) . We all loved it inside.… Continue reading Postcard from Lindisfarne Castle
Alnwick Castle is the seat and still the home of the Duke of Northumberland and is the 2nd largest inhabited castle in Britain. Most of us would know it as Hogwarts from Harry potter films and indeed you can learn to fly a broom stick but more of that another day! As well… Continue reading Postcard from Alnwick Castle or Hogwarts
Dodged the rain at Sizergh castle today. Lots of photos of outside but none of the inside as two youngsters manage to do a 45 minute tour through the house in 5 minutes!
So here we sat eating our picnic and taking in the view from outside Muncaster Castle. Not bad eh? We then had a wander around the most haunted of castles or so Muncaster claims. A glimpse at the conservation work of the The World Owl Trust at the castle
A lovely day of sunny weather, picnicking with a view, wandering the old streets of the town , looking at pretty doorways and listening to our whinging 5 year old as we did not go in the castle today. Long 45 minute drive back home! Related articles England Adventure: Arundel Castle (girlygoat.wordpress.com)
Perched within its 13th centuary walls, Laugharne Castle’s summerhouse offered Dylan Thomas a perfect view of the estuary to cure any writers’ block. For us it just offered a perfect peaceful space and a place for the kids to explore, wonder and use their imagination. Related articles Welsh History Month: Laugharne Castle’s barn owls (walesonline.co.uk)