Monday, 16 June 2008

Carew Castle

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I will have to do posts on Carew Cross and Carew Tide Mill seperately, as there are too many photos to load otherwise. My son and I visited the castle a couple of weeks ago, after doing a Car Boot Sale down that way. Whenever I'd been there before, it was always shut.

I have got the photos all hodge-podge I'm afraid, but I hope they make some sense. I will find a potted history later on.

Bats are free to flit where once fine gentlemen strolled and ladies sat with their needlework.

During the Elizabethan period, an extension was added, with such huge light windows on all sides that the rooms must have been as bright as the day outside.

This is the Undercroft, which wasn't actually as gloomy as it appears in the photograph.

A beautiful stained glass window (a modern one of course). The lady on the left is Nest, and the Lord is lord of Carew of course.

An outside view of the Elizabethan "extension" with its fine windows still well-preserved.

The gatehouse into the inner part of the castle.

The view as you approach, showing how close to the river the Castle is.


Roses and Lilacs said...

I'm so enjoying your photos. My dream has always been to visit a few of the wonderful old castles and ruins. The pictures are wonderful but it's hard to get an idea of the scope.

Bovey Belle said...

Hi Marnie - I'm glad you're enjoying the photos. There are so many castles here in Wales, we are spoilt for choice! If you look back in some of my earlier blogs (I only started blogging early this year) you will see some other castles. I'll try and find some "long views" for you to give you an idea of how they look in the landscape . . .

Mam said...

This is a great tour, Jennie. Thank you. In the city where I grew up, there was a "skyscraper" building called the Carew Tower. Kind of like Cincinnati's version of the Empire State Building in New York. I never knew the origins of the name. Probably just the last name of someone local.

Rowan said...

I'd love to look round here, there's enough of it left to give a real idea what it must have been like in its heyday. I really enjoy your historical posts.