Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Warwick Castle

Today we left Tevye at home overseeing the installation of our new central heating boiler (frustrating due to several technical hitches - we now almost have heat!) and took a trip to Warwick Castle where we met with an American homeschooling family who are touring the UK. I love it when I get to meet people I know from the internet face to face!

Apart from the fact that it was freezing cold, it was a good day. Unlike many castles Warwick is still intact and was lived in until the later part of the twentieth century. In the fifteenth century it was home to one of those historical figures once known to every schoolchild but now largely forgotten - Richard Neville, earl of Warwick, a.k.a. Warwick the Kingmaker. The castle is now owned by a big leisure group who have turned it into a major tourist attraction. We admired knights in armour ...

and the girls climbed Guy's Tower ...

Cherub and I stayed safely on the ground. 530 steps sounded rather too many for me!

2 comments:

Tina said...

We went there! I love that castle. We have some of our most precious England memories from there.

God bless, Tina

Karen E. said...

Oh, it looks like a wonderful day! Castles ... My girls will be so jealous!