Sunday, 17 March 2013
What can I say about this Castle, not much. That is the rub, you pay to walk around a shell, their idea of restoration was to clean it up, make it safe to walk in and put a roof on. You look up from the ground floor to the 4th floor ceiling, nothing in between just a huge space of air. I would have been very disappointed had it not been for the cellar, kitchen and servants rooms below the ground floor. I realise that this was not burnt in the fire so did not need a huge amount of restoration. The present owner, The Weld family, are sitting on a gold mine, it must make quite a lot of money in the summer with very little up keep. My view, poor show.
In saying all this it will be a good place to take Samuel for a walk when the weather improves and also when we have visitors from far flung countries and need a place to go for a gentle walk and maybe a pub lunch.