I’ve seen a lot of castles, you might event call me a castle connoisseur. I couldn’t tell you the differences between a flanking tower and an polygonal tower, but I know what I like… and I like this one!
The towering walls and large stretches of water cut the castle off from the modern world, at least until someone in front poses for a selfie.
The other thing you’ll notice is a giant leaning tower, left to show part of the original ruins, complete with a rather large sculpture ready to catch. Pisa – take note.
Exploring the maze-like castle grounds catapults you back in time. The very minimal interiors allow your imagination to run wild and you can picture walking around the private apartments, the Great Hall and in-house brewery.
P.S. If you fall in love with the castle on your visit, why not book a wedding? During my visit I saw them setting up for a ceremony – hopefully it had a better ending than the Red Wedding!
This is definitely a nicer alternative to the eternally-busy Tower of London or for those who enjoyed exploring the gigantic Dover Castle.
What’s your favourite castle to explore?