Friday, 13 August 2010

Whittington Castle

While geocaching on Saturday, 7th of August, we got a bit sidetracked and somehow ended up near Oswestry Shropshire. We were looking for Ellesmere Mere, but like I said, we… ended up at a gorgeous place!

Whittington Castle is sat right next to the main road in Whittington. It’s a simply stunning place, one that you wouldn’t expect to find while just driving through a tiny village. Its no wonder they hold weddings and wedding fairs there, along with other events too.

We arrived just before 4 p.m. just as a wedding fair was ending, but the grounds were still open to walk around. The castle is about 3000 years and has 9 acres to roam, with well-kept gardens, trees and grassy areas. We had our lunch on the steps leading up to a gazebo on a hillock while watching the swans and duck swimming along the semi-circular moat that wraps around the front of the building.

After we ate, we decided to have a look around. There is no charge for going into the castle while it open or being on the grounds and only a £1 charge for parking all day. The building was closing so we didn’t get to go inside, but we walked around the gorgeous moat and fed the ducks and swans. Wildlife food was 30p for a small bag and the money goes to the Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

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