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:
|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.