Thursday, April 16, 2009

Kenilworth Castle

One of the things on my to-do list for the Easter break was to take the girls to Kenilworth Castle.  My DD2 has learned all about homes and castles this term and I thought it would be a nice way to round off the term and give her a chance to see things up close and personal.  She really surprised me with all that she had learned...asking if we could got up to the parapets!  (Yep...had to look that one up!) and spent time looking for the dungeon and the portcullis.  (Yep had to look that one up too!)




As usual I took LOADS of pictures and here are the best of the best....



The center pieced to their Elizabethan Garden



The stables (now a really nice tea room)



...And if you thought graffiti was a modern thing...have a look at these etchings in the stone...seems even children from the 18th and 19th century couldn't help but put their name on everything...





































Until next time...

16 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

I LOVE visits like this! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures Jane!

rachel griffith said...

oh how wonderful.
love, love, love the pics.
{as always.}

Valerie said...

I don't thnk I have ever saw a castle. Great pictures!

Contented Caroline said...

Lovely photo's Jane - must go and visit there sometime.

Fiona said...

It's years since I've been to Kenilworth Castle - my Dad used to take us when we were little. Needless to say it didn't even have a teashop then (but it was about 35 years ago.

Joy said...

Jane your photos are fabulous!!! How cool is the 'graffiti' ... Oh I love it :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

black bear cabin said...

what a wonderful adventure with the family!!! No castles around here, so i thoroughly enjoyed the pics...but i think the second photo is my favorite! Gorgeous...love the color, and the lighting...very nice! Would probably make a nice black and white too! Sounds like you all had a fun time...thanks for sharing!

summersadie said...

Gorgeous

kjquilts said...

The pictures are beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog. I checked out your picture album and love all the colorful quilts!

loulee said...

Oooh! Great day out. Thanks for sharing pictures. Enjoy the rest of the holidays.

KCQuilter said...

Oh, what wonderful photos! So great to see a real castle--we don't have many of those in America!!! Thanks for sharing.

Lynda said...

I haven't been to Kenilworth Castle for years - well, since the children were scramblers! Looks like it's time for another visit!

Carole said...

Thank you for the tour! I'd love to see these historical buildings! One day! Lovely pictures!

Kitty said...

I'm late catching up with my blog reading, but just had to say, these pictures are just wonderful! You are a very talented photographer as well as a sewist! x

Violette Severin said...

I always dreamed of living in a castle. This one looks my style. Thanks for posting the pics.

Loralynn said...

What beautiful pictures! How lucky you are to have these lovely things to go and see! I am really enjoying your blog!