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!|
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.
I'm linking this post up with Country Kids from Coombe Mill