Posts Tagged ‘castle’
Sudeley Castle is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, and will be an immediate favorite for any Tudor History fan. Queen Katherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII and stepmother to Mary, Edward, and Elizabeth, is buried here. In acknowledgment of this Tudor link, Sudeley has several Tudor-related exhibits.
One of the major reasons I like planning my own budget vacation is the flexibility I have in decision making. The day I went to Carew, this factor was brought home to me. In a discussion with the owner of High Noon Guest House, my B&B in Pembroke, he mentioned that I should go to Manorbier. I was able to add it in to my day, and boy, I’m glad I did.
One such story of Carew Castle, Wales, is about Princess Nest, a Welsh princess known as the Helen of Wales, who apparently caught the eye of King Henry I. Supposedly, she became his mistress and was married off to Gerald of Windsor. Another man became enamored of Nest, and kidnapped her (some say with her consent).
Set high above the meandering Wye river, Chepstow castle is a site to behold. A Norman castle built to withstand the Welsh onslaughts, Chepstow is a fine example of Norman architecture. And, quite simply, it is beautiful. An evocative ruin where you can almost reach out and touch the past. When I went, there was […]