We accidentally timed our visit just right on Saturday to coincide with a talk that takes place just once on a Saturday. The manager of the castle and garden's was dressed up in armour and had armfuls of props which he used to talk through various medieval stories. Whilst I am not the biggest history fan, I sat for 45 minutes, listening while he told stories of various weapons, ways of life and catch phrases that were coined around the time that the castle was established. Thoroughly enjoyed this and learnt a lot. Even the children in other groups around us, sat and listened because the delivery was so appropriate for such a range of ages. He finished his talk by firing a couple of shots from one of the weapons.
The talk was done inside one of the rooms in the castle for the comfort of the visitors because of the unpredictable weather outside. Depsite this, the day brightened and we enjoyed exploring the castle - for there really are many rooms, stairways and passageways to explore.
Also loved the beautiful flowers that you see on entrance to the grounds. These were very well kept and were thriving with bees etc. Great for snapping photographs!
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