Do you know how much I love just stumbling across ancient castles all over the UK? Every time we get in the car and go for a drive we see at least one. They usually pop up unexpectedly around a bend in the road when we’re out in the country, just like this one did. That’s something that has never happened to me in all my road trips around the USA. I’ve seen some spectacular sights there, but never an ancient castle. I love the novelty of it here, and the way it gives another bit of character to the land.
Built in the 1300′s, forfeited to the Crown in 1569 and purchased by the Vane family in 1626, it’s a very well preserved castle. Sadly for us, it’s only open to visitors during the summer. We’ll have to be happy with just photos of the outside for now.