England Trip
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.

Image of Warwick Castle

Guy's Tower at Warwick Castle

Image of Warwick Castle

Main Gate of Warwick Castle on left

Image of Sign for The Mound

Sign for The Mound

Image of Mound from Outside

The Mound from Outside Warwick Castle walls

Image of Inner Court Yard

Inner Court Yard - Guy's Tower on left. Main Gate in middle.

Image of Warwick

Main Gate Tower on left and Caesar's Tower in center

Image of Archer Holes

We are up on the walls and looking out the holes used by the archers.

Image of Scott in Archer Holes

Scott has pushed his arms through the Archer Holes.

Image of Low Doorway

Low Doorway to Guy's Tower c. 1395

Image of MJ and Jan

MJ and Jan on the walls of Warwick Castle

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