I’m so totally spoiled that castles are starting to look the same to me. But I mean come on, get some variety will you? There’s only so many claustrophobic spiral towers and stone fortresses around gorgeous gardens without looking somewhat similar.
Actually a little different! It’s built on two islands in Kent among extremely vast lands. Walking through the surrounding land to reach it was a mix of walking through and English forest and tropical area. The gardens were stunning and the castle both imposing and beautiful.
Inside: standard castle. Dark, stone medieval parts, renovated up until about the ’30s. My favorite room: the Library. Complete with thousands of priceless books 🙂
The back gardens had a maze which you can imagine a bunch of college students had a field day with. We found a secret grotto, a stag statue (go stags), a half tower, and a cafe for lunch!
After the castle we went to Canterbury! I found this extremely cool obviously because of the Canterbury Tales and the fact that I live on Canterberry Court (yes, we Americans have changed the spelling, deal with it). It’s a lovely medieval town with the cathedral dominating the center. There is also a Roman museum with remnants from those days and a Paperchase where I was able to purchase the UK journal I was searching for.
All in all a good day.
Sorry for the short posts of late, but I’ve only got two and a half weeks left and I’m trying to cram as much in as I can while keeping up on the posts.