Greetings my fellow Adventurers! On day six of our Welsh Castle Quest we visited a lovely big castle - Rhuddlan. However I'm not going to tell you about it, I'll leave that to my wonderful wife Alli and her brilliant medieval history blog. You can read all about our day and it's really interesting history… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 6 – Rhuddlan Castle!
Greetings my fellow Adventurers from room 101, no I'm not kidding - that is our room number! Well here we go - off on our three week Castle Quest at last. Today saw us braving the traffic around Birmingham and heading northwest to the lovely city of Chester. Deciding to keep it simple, we had… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 1 – Chester!
Given my previous post – how could I not reblog this… (Castles AND aircraft AND my wonderful wife).
With a different hat on, I fly light aircraft, but even when committing aviation I’ll take any opportunity I can to fly over a castle. An aerial view gives a completely different perspective, and from the sky you can truly appreciate the impact these medieval masterpieces would have had on the people living anywhere near them. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy them, and you get to beat up some clouds too!
Aslan, my trusty steed!
I thought it would be fun to fly over a castle and then follow it up with a ground visit at the weekend ꟷ which is exactly what I’ll be doing for the final leg of my Big Castle Wander this summer ꟷ and today just such an opportunity arose. So with decent weather forecast I headed to Enstone airfield and my trusty steed, G-AZLN, otherwise known as Aslan.
Goodrich Castle is one of…
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