Friday, 24 May 2013

The Castle At the End of the Road

Where we live there is a castle at the end of the road. It was never actually a castle but a fortified manor house, it was quite impressive in it's time. The area was named after it.

Here is how it looked before:

We go and visit quite often, they have special events there throughout the year like falconry days, family days, tours and even plays. There wasn't anything special on today but we decided to go for a walk with the girls.

It was dry but a little cold, the girls had fun running around and exploring. They just love being outdoors.

Behind the Castle, look carefully and you can see the bricks!

The path behind the castle leads right into the next district, hidden from view with houses either side. It actually runs alongside a dried up canal. Some parts are overgrown some quite passable. We like to follow it right up through the park to the main duel carriageway. From here it goes underground and it's not possible to follow it. It's a lovely walk on a nice day.

There isn't really much left of the castle itself. In recent years there was a grant which was used to preserve and repair the area. It's mostly fenced off to the public unless there is a special event on. There is a viewing area though and you used to be able to see it from the top of the number 29 bus until they stopped doing double decker buses on the service. You can see it from the road but it's mostly hidden by bungalows. When I worked in the local library we often had people coming in to ask if there was, or had been a castle in the area.

As the weather brightens up I'm hoping to bring you more photos of our time exploring our local area. We really are quite lucky living in a big city and having some lovely country like places to visit right on our doorstep. 

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  1. Anne it looks like the most beautiful setting, how great to have all of that on your doorstep. Gorgeous photos too :)

  2. What a great place to walk and explore, full of history and lovingly looked after. How wonderful to have a Castle on your doorstep - thanks for linking up to Country Kids.

  3. What a great place to have nearby to you. I think we all sometimes take the places nearby for granted and it has given me some ideas of where we might visit with the kids near us where we haven't been for a while. xxx

  4. Great you get to explore the history of your local area. It's great when these adventures are right on you doorstep!

  5. It's wonderful to have such a beautiful place so close by. Beautiful photos.

  6. I love such places! You are so lucky to live near history.


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