A Visit to Chirk Castle #Photography #MedievalFortress

It was lovely to be out and about again, even on a bank holiday. Having to book a slot to visit the castle meant the visitor numbers were kept to a reasonable number and the place wasn’t overrun.

Building Chirk Castle began in the latter part of the 13th century and was one of several defense fortresses on the Welsh/English border. A very impressive building, dominating the surrounding area.

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Almost #WordlessWednesday ~ Doune Castle #Photography

Doune Castle was built in the 14th century. It’s a popular location for filming and has featured in Outlander, Game of Thrones and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Terry Jones narrates the audio tour complete with snippets from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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Shaftesbury and the Abbey Ruins

The entrance to the Abbey

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The excavated foundations of the Abbey, once a Benedictine nunnery founded by King Alfred around 888AD and destroyed during the reign of Henry VIII in 1539. The Abbey ruins are enclosed by a walled garden. Continue reading

The Bishop’s Palace, Gardens and Cathedral, Wells, Somerset

A medieval palace which has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for about 800 years. 

Through a stunning archway to the palace…. 

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