Monday, 17 January 2011

Portchester Castle

Yesterday was the anniversary of my aunts birthday, so Hannah, my sister, my mum and i all went to Portchester Castle to take some flowers to the castle cemetary. It was a cold blustery day, and the castle was beautifully windswept and wild!

St Marys church is within the castle walls and is a lovely old traditional church with ancient Yew trees around it which make for exciting exploring!
After visiting the church, we went into the castle to go to the shop - we wanted to get a gift for some blog friends, and Hannah wanted to go over the moat across the drawbridge! After all the wet weather the moat was quite full, and together with the windy conditions the bridge was rather exciting (especially if you are six and wearing a hat that is threatening to take off at any minute lol)!!
It was so nice to be out again after such a long bout of illness since christmas, Hannah and i were very much in need of some fresh air and it was the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs :-)


Dawn said...

It's a lovely location, and I love that the church is in the grounds - I bet it was a bit windy there at the weekend though, quite exposed, but always a lot of adventures to be had.


sarah said...

Crikey must have been windy up there this weekend. It was certainly blustery on the seafront here.
Remind me to book the group in for a visit in May/June when it is warmer - it's ages since we went and we love it.

windingcirclelifeschool said...

Thankyou for posting such wonderful photos.My hubby is obsessed with anything uk and has delighted in seeing the pictures.Its amazing just how far back some places date from.Very different from here.(though the land and its people are aincent the buildings are not)

Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather said...

Oh my goodness - HOW did I miss this post?? Thank you so very much for sending the things you picked up for us at the castle. What a treasure for our castle studies, and your kindess is exquisite!!