Warwick Castle

By: shortfinals

Dec 07 2008

Tags: , , , , , ,

Category: Castles, England

Leave a comment

Aperture:f/6.3
Focal Length:8mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/250 sec
Camera:MVC-CD500

Located in a loop of the River Avon, Warwick Castle is one of the most significant of English castles. The original structure was commissioned by William the Conqueror, one of the fast-built series of ‘motte and bailey’ castles which he scattered across the landscape to subdue his newly-won land. The current structure was expanded by the Earls of Warwick (big players on the political stage), and is an excellent example of a shell keep castle……mind you, I think the merlons on the curtain wall are a bit on the big side, don’t you? (The pieces of wall between the embrasures). All in all, a great day out, despite it being rather ‘touristified’ by the present owners (hence the ‘Tiltyard BBQ’!)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: