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Monday, 30 July 2012

Walmer Castle

Hi folks,

Well this week is all upside down with Ian having his eye op and collection Daisy for a few days, we went to Ashford via Walmer on Sunday. The weather was ok not hot but breezy so a good day was spent at the castle before picking Daisy up later in the day.


First  a view from the road which goes along the sea front.


Inside looking over the Battlements with the road and out to sea. It looked really blue that day and we both commented on it.


Back at the main gatehouse entrance after parking the car we entered a courtyard with tea rooms and toilets.


From inside the kitchen garden area looking towards one of the Bastions


Cannon mounted on the Bastions looking out to sea.


More Cannons protecting the castle


The ramparts were covered in wild flowers, growing from the brickwork.


Bridge from first floor Bastion to garden across the ditch.


View from below in the ditch (I thought it was a moat but I am reliably informed that a moat has water and a ditch does not).


Well that's the first glimpse of the outside of the castle, they wont let you take photographs inside so I made the next blog of the gardens in which Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother spent a lot of time in, so you are in for a treat.

Thanks for dropping by.

nite nite, luv Mike XX

5 comments:

  1. Super post Mike ... Went to Walmer years and years ago ... super place and your shots really show it off ... looking forward to more. Hope all goes well for Ian and his Op x
    Eileen xx

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    1. Hi Elleen, yes Ian is fine he had a cataract op on Saturday so is resting this week. Thanks for the comment, the grey background seems better now if I preview the blog first. XX

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  2. Very nice tour Mike..
    Driven passed loads of times but never stopped.

    I hope that Ian is ok now Mike coz he should be well on the mend now.

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    1. Ian getting there, much better today

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  3. Great shots of the castle Mike !!
    Looking forward to the gardens......
    all the best
    Chris and Dave R
    xxxx

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