Travel Scan: Warwick Castle

One of my youngest son’s favorite places in England was Warwick Castle, but I think I had just as much fun exploring the ramparts and towers. You can climb up really high, from where I took this shot:

warwick_castle_above

Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Warwick is located in the town of Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon. In 1978 the castle was sold to the Tussauds Group and there are several lifelike wax figures throughout the castle.

If you go behind the castle, on Mill Street, you’ll get this view:

warwick_swan

I am now groaning because I took only one shot. It was at the end of the day, I’d taken hundreds of photos and we were all starving. We noticed a long line in front of a little hole-in-the-wall in the village, and decided to give it a try. Turned out to be one of the best meals we had in England. Blistering-hot, crispy fish wrapped in newspaper with thick chips and vinegar. I’ve never had better.

Great weekend, everyone!

{carole}

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12 Responses to Travel Scan: Warwick Castle

  1. Caroline says:

    I love this. I did a castle tour in Scotland once. Some look like fairy tale castles. So beautiful.
    I haven’t visited this one but would love to.

    • I would love to do that, Caroline. Have heard the castles in Scotland are truly amazing. The thing I liked about this one was that you could go everywhere in it. Most of the castles I’ve viewed have so many roped-off places.

  2. Ms. Spock says:

    Magnificent! (But think of the utility bills . . .)

  3. If I visit this castle, I fully expect that swan to show up to complete my picture.
    Isn’t it just serendipitous when that happens? 🙂

  4. I remember visiting Warwick Castle on an outing from boarding school – I must have been about 9. Amazing to see the place again. –

  5. OK, that is the best school trip I’ve ever heard of. My class went to the local bakery!

  6. TBM says:

    Oh I’ve been here, but unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to climb up. Sounds like a great reason to go back! Lovely photos! The sky in the first one is fantastic.

  7. Cheryl says:

    I don’t think I’ve been there … from your shots, Carole, if I had, I would never forget it. Beautiful. The swan hardly looks real.

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