Friday, October 14, 2011

England; Castles and Places of Grandeur

We were very lucky to visit some wonderful castles and beautiful places during our visit to England. Australia, being only a young country, has very few old buildings, so this was a real treat for us.

Warning! Its a long one!

Dover Castle

Battle Abbey and the Battle of Hastings

Nunney Castle (my favourite)

Wells Cathedral. When we came into town I saw a little spire, I thought it was the cathedral until we drove a little further and found the real thing. It was massive!

Farleigh Hungerford Castle (right on our doorstep from here)

Roman Baths at Bath

Bath Abbey. Can you see the angels climbing the ladders on the outside..amazing!

Corfe Castle. The view was stunning.

Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The First State Room was beautiful!

Warwick Castle, where Kade faced his fears and entered The Castle Dungeon...

Stokesay Castle, an amazing fortified medieval manor house. I turned 40 on this day. Not a bad way to spend a birthday hey?

Phew...did you make it to the end???

Back with another post of our English travels soon.

p.s. I might see the Queen next week, she is coming to town!


*Maristella* said...

Hi Tamara...immagini meravigliose! Ci sono stata anch'io...forse avremmo potuto anche incontrarci....sorry!! Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Great photos - loved the eyes painted on the roof of the portico - how odd! You must come to Scotland some time and check out our lovely castles!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Hello Vintage said...

Great pics, you visited a lot of places. Would love to see the Roman Baths one day. It's funny I spent my 30th at Hampton Court (quick sick with morning sickness - yuck). I love to think about what it must have been like living back in those days.

Nelly said...

Amazing buildings what was the o0ldest place you stayed in?

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Amazing photos! Makes me wish I was a princess ha ha.

petals and vintage said...

Such a stunning country isn't it Tam? Full of history, beautiful scenery and amazing architecture and lots of different accents!!

Glad you had an amazing birthday. What more could a girl want? x

vintage mum said...

I just got comfy and you stopped :)
Belated Happy Birthday
Cate x

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Oh wow! All incredible! And a belated Happy Birthday to you Tam! xo

Barn House Antiques said...

I want a moat!!

Scarlett said...

Amazing pics, you certainly visited a lot of castles! Ive been to several of these, but i do have a soft spot for Bath :o) Scarlett x

the old boathouse said...

Hey Tam, WOW!! Just amazing...I so want to go to Bath....yes all the years spent reading Jane Austen, can't wait to see more of your travels. Happy belated birthday old girl he he...I can say that because I'm not far behind you xxxx Katherine

Unknown said...

It is funny to see your favourite castle was the little one at Nunney. It is tucked away and as (for some reason) it is not well signposted, many folk do not find it.

The awful thing is castles were really part of war. I believe it is still seen as treason to fortify one's home in England; it is seen as an act of aggression toward the crown. (In reality it would be the Planning Authority that would have something to say about it - and they are a REAL pain).