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Kenilworth Castle

Woke hearing the ringing of church bells from Holy Trinity for the 6am and 8.30 am services – such a lovely sound!!. Lay in and read for awhile before heading out to Kenilworth Castle (about 20 mins. away) with Stephen & Michele. Cost 4 pounds 95 for me and 2 pounds 50p for Nathan (total $17.50)

Took us a couple of hours and we got the audio tour included in the price which made it very interesting. It is a ruined castle and huge. It used to have a moat and lake around it. The Norman Keep is huge and walls were 8' thick. We saw the kitchen with huge fireplaces and bread ovens. Robert, Dudley, Earl of Leicester, transformed Kenilworth from a medieval fortress into one of the greatest Tudor palaces so he could entertain Queen Elizabeth I in style for 19 days in 1575, costing millions of pounds. The Keep was breeched during the Civil War in the 1600s. The Great Hall where they dined was huge. It was so cold going over the castle that Nathan couldn’t even hold the audio controller any more. Our feet and hands were numb by the time we got into the car.

We went home for lunch of a pastie and eccles cake and then drove out to the Castle Inn at Edgehill where Stephen and Michele used to live and work. It overlooks the plains where the Civil War was fought and was built after the war in 1750. It had a lovely lounge in which we had a drink and then drove back and did our packing.

We walked around to the local for a drink by the fire and then ordered Thai food.

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle


Outside the castle

Outside the castle


Another cold day

Another cold day


Inside the ruins of the castle

Inside the ruins of the castle


Nath in the castle

Nath in the castle


Gothic arches

Gothic arches


View through the arches

View through the arches


Nath

Nath


Castle Inn

Castle Inn


The Castle Hotel where Stephen once worked

The Castle Hotel where Stephen once worked


Warming by the fire at the local

Warming by the fire at the local


Stephen & Michele

Stephen & Michele

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in United Kingdom

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