Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Goodrich Castle



Goodrich Castle

Despite the fact that it's only about an hour from my house, I was in Scotland when I first heard about Goodrich Castle, from a volunteer guide at Doune Castle who used to live in Gloucestershire! We haven't had much nice weather this year, so when a sunny weekend finally materialised, we headed across to explore.

Like most British castles, this one comes with a chequered and violent history. Indeed, there's still an impressive amount of Goodrich standing, considering it was blasted into surrender by the gigantic cannon known as Roaring Meg, which is now displayed in the castle.



Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle


8 comments:

Rachel said...

There is a lot standing! And that lovely warm colour of stone looks great in the sunshine.

J. A. Bennett said...

Very cool! I would love to see that someday :)

Mama Hen said...

I love seeing all of your travels. This looks like a very interesting one. Amazing that it was so close to your house. It is always so fascinating to learn about the history of places. This one looks cool! Have a great day friend!

Mama Hen

The Bipolar Diva said...

Amazing!

Pauline Persing said...

Since I'm not likely to travel to Europe, the next best thing is going to your blog. You always add tidbits that I don't hear on Public Broadcasting. And you go places their travelers don't go. The narrow hall really caught my eye and so did the view from inside to outside. You have an artist's eye.

Charlotte Klein said...

Beautiful photos, Rachel! I love the one of you next to the cannon--it's always a treat to see you in your blog!

christine said...

Isn't it weird to hear of something "local" when you're miles away from home? What a lovely castle - love them - still:)

rosaria williams said...

I am glad you shared this with us.

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