Not in the original "plan" for our tour of the UK, this turned out to be a delightful add-on. As castles go, this one is in very good shape, and the audio tour they provide is one of the more interesting and complete. It is most interesting to hear the actual history of the site, its ties to other historical sites and people, to gain historical perspective. The structure is visually interesting, without being overtly changed to suit subsequent wants and needs of its residents -- that is to say, it has the look and feel of a castle, not a palace. The Monty Python ties (Holy Grail) are referenced, but lightly so, which if you are a fan is a nice tribute without taking over the castle's identity. Nicely done. Expect to spend between 1-2 hours to enjoy the castle.
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