Warwick Castle

 

27 July 2001

 

 

 

Warwick is about an hourís drive from Cheltenham.We arrive just after 11 am.†† There is a short queue for tickets:Jay gets in free by virtue of having won a Blue Peter badge.Once through the gatehouse, the castle is revealed.

 

 

 

 

 

Our first call was to the main hall, where Jay wasparticularly taken by a stuffed lion rug.

 

 

 

 

After an early lunch, Teresa and Jay undertake the walk along the ramparts and up the towers Ė some spectacular views from aloft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teresa on the ramparts

 

 

 

Then via the stocks Ö

 

 

 

 

(They donít look very happy)

 

 

 

 

Ö to the peacock garden.

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Jay tries her hand at the medieval games while we wait for the Fighting knights.

 

 

The knights give a fascinating demonstration of the armour worn in the Middle Ages.Finally, in full armour, they set upon each other with great gusto before emerging unscathed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will they take Jay on as a Squire?

 

 

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