Tuesday, 30 August 2011

In days of old, when knights were bold ...

Truth, integrity, resolve, courage, justice, generosity, diligence, humility ... the virtues of an ancient medieval, chivalric code of honour.



And such colourful fun for a little boy on a Bank Holiday weekend!


We visited Hever Castle with my daughter and Stuart's grandson on Saturday and had a super time exploring.


It's such a beautiful place to visit and even if you have absolutely no interest in the fate of poor Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, there is still plenty for all ages to enjoy!



For example, the gardens are fabulous!


I especially loved the walled rose garden with its heady perfume ...


Oh, and this cheeky fellow!


But best of all, was the walk through the stunning Italian gardens down to the breathtakingly beautiful lake ... 





Wow!

My beautiful girl

It was the perfect spot for some happy family snaps!

Stuart

Me, Fay and Calvin ... and Calvin's 'brave knight' sword!

These are just a few of the many photographs I took during our visit - there were far too many to post here today!  If my pictures have whet your appetite for a visit, I would suggest choosing a day when you are able to enjoy one of Hever's special outdoor events, such as the jousting or a falconry display, as these events definitely add an extra sparkle to your visit! 

Please visit the link below to discover more about Hever Castle:

3 comments:

  1. That looks beautiful! Our castles tend towards the cold, bleak and draughty ;o)

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  2. It look like a magic place to visit.
    We don't have anything that old in Australia.

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  3. WOW! Hever castle looks absolutely stunning--and your photos are fabulous! I'm quite envious. I guess it will have to go on my list of places to visit whenever I can get myself to England again.

    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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