Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Ben (9), Anna (15) and I enjoyed a visit to Raglan Castle during the school Easter Holidays. It was quite quiet while we were there, possibly because local schools had not yet broken up.
Although this is clearly a ruined castle, there is plenty to see and clamber over or up, including a tower which looks down onto an enclosed courtyard below. The whole castle was once, I think, surrounded bu a moat, but the tower can be separated from the rest of the castle by a drawbridge. The view from the top was good.
The last family to reside in the castle were Royalists who subsequently removed themselves to Badminton on the other side of the Bristol Channel. Now there are resident cats, who look very happy with their lot.