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Monday, August 8, 2011

Playing at Spofforth

In the medieval North Yorkshire village of Spofforth, there remains the ruins of Spofforth Castle. While in York, we took some time and went out to the country to see the romantic ruin. Spofforth Castle is actually more of a manor house than a castle and dates back to the 13th century. The cost to go and visit this heritage site is free, and on the day that we visited we were the only people there! What fun we had playing in and exploring these ruins!









How fun is this for a 13 year old boy? My son really enjoyed this place.



 


My husband...feeling like a king.
We had a picnic lunch on the grass.


 I loved the texture of the old, crumbling rock walls and the way that the weeds, moss and various plants had made their home there.


At one time these windows were probably beautiful stained glass.





It is an amazing feeling to walk through these ruins, and wonder who were the many people that lived here, and what kind of lives did they live?





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2 comments:

Catherine said...

What a wonderful place to visit ~ the history! Wouldn't it be fantastic to go back in time and see what it looked like in it's glory days. Very cool.

xo Catherine

BeadedTail said...

Such an incredible place to see! Your photos are beautiful! I can't even begin to phathom the history in those walls!

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