During our stay in Stratford-upon-Avon, we took a day trip out to Warwick Castle.
I’d heard from so many that it was a spot not to be missed, and I think half of the entire United Kingdom agreed and came along for the day!
The crowds were wild this day, and the day was hot….but the gardens were lovely, the castle itself imposing and majestic and we made a day out of it.
I was wishing all along I’d thought like the British and carried in my picnic quilt to spread out on the grass with a home packed lunch to share!
Let’s Go In!
My group in the courtyard with the early morning sunlight streaming ---don’t we look like we should have an angelic choir singing over our heads! Ta Da!!!
English Gardens are legendary with good reason!
Can you smell it? Superb!
Walk ways lead around the castle and each view is just stunning.
While walking around, don’t forget to look UP!
And even better! You can go inside!
Just be careful or you might find yourself in the stocks!
Or be put to work as a chimney sweep!
((I love “Head in a Hole” Boards!))
Imagine what it was like to live here in the 1700s!
Do I want to be the wife of a butcher, or of a highway guard?
With my luck, I’d end up as the upstairs maid…but hey, there are hexagon tiles on the wall!
I think I disturbed his nap!
We had a great time….and the photos below are in no certain order as we went from thing to thing to thing as our whims took us on this day. We even did a dungeon tour---creepy.
Warwick Castle dates back to the 11th century and has an interesting history all the way through the Victorian era. Click HERE to learn more.
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|Warwick Castle, UK 2014|
In real time: I arrived in NYC last evening, getting to my hotel at what was close to 2am UK time. KNACKERED! I fell to sleep straight away, but of course....body alarm goes off 7 hours later, and I'm up at 4am. It's going to be a long day, but I'll be home in Greensboro by this afternoon!