One thing about being here in the UK is that you can just say “Hey! It’s Friday! How about we go hang about a castle and then head to the pub?”.
So that’s what we did last Friday night. Kenilworth Castle (that had a brief appearance in a previous blog entry) is just down the road, so when it was time to knock off work for the week, we jumped in the car and 10 minutes later were wandering around the grounds of Kenilworth Castle.
Built in the 12th century, the castle is in a bit of a state of ruin, but is still pretty cool to wander around. To think that parts are 800 years old is always a bit of a spin out. Even more when you think it is just down the road and you can have a casual wander around after work.
There is also a pretty cool Elizabethan garden that Kate rates pretty highly, which on a glorious English Friday evening, was not too bad to hang about in. Kate certainly looked the part hanging about there too.
But just across the road, there was a place just as good to hang about on the sunny evening… a different castle… called the Queen and Castle! There they had a few more mod cons, like cider and food. So all in all, not a bad set of castle visits for the evening 🙂