Day 10 June 27, 2002
By Dan, Mary Jane and Scotty Hyde
June 27, 2002 Warwick Castle - Castle Walls
We have a delicious breakfast: fried bread, bacon, tomatoes,
mushrooms, sausage, orange juice, delicious homemade bread. We leave
Claremont House about 9:30 a.m. and drive to Warwick Castle.
We spend most of the day at Warwick Castle. It's good for Scotty to
see a "working" castle. There are lifesize dioramas created by the
Tussaud family, restored rooms, demonstrations of jousting and
archery, and lots of castle area to tour. Our first stop is the
"Ghost Tower." The lighting is purposely low, ghostly music and the
narrator's voice has a Vincent Price quality! This is really a bit scary,
even for us. We notice
a group of what looks like kindergarteners who are going into the
Ghost Tower after us. We hear their shrieks, meaning they have just
seen the ghostly head of the murdered Sir Fulke Greville appear.
Guy's Tower at Warwick Castle
Main Gate of Warwick Castle on left
Sign for The Mound
The Mound from Outside Warwick Castle walls
Inner Court Yard - Guy's Tower on left. Main Gate in middle.
Main Gate Tower on left and Caesar's Tower in center
We are up on the walls and looking out the holes used by the archers.
Scott has pushed his arms through the Archer Holes.
Low Doorway to Guy's Tower c. 1395
MJ and Jan on the walls of Warwick Castle
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