Took the boy to Arundel Castle on Saturday and Daddy came too. The weather was foul but it was the last weekend before the castle closed for the winter so we grinned and beared it and had a great time.

Tip: those well dressed guides standing around the rooms are a mine of information, just ask. I know all about the 4th Duke of Norfolk and his ghost now. :)

This castle is actually lived in by the current Duke of Norfolk and his family. It was slightly surreal seeing 600 year old paintings next to family photos of the kids on the beach.

Anyway. Outside the castle.




The young knight defending his territory.




Looking up at a tower.




The young knight and his master discussing arrow slits.




Fitzalan Chapel - the young knight behaved most respectfully in here thank goodness.




Part of the formal gardens built this year.




The young knight and his mistress check out the kitchen garden - their kale was better than mine. :dozey:




The most awesome tree in the whole world.




The second most awesome tree in the whole world. The castle grounds are stunning.