Posts Tagged ‘ Warwick Castle ’

Saturday snippets: 30th of July 2016

Jul 30th, 2016 | By

In a week full of incident, peachicks, penguins, an Air France strike and Pokemon Go take Adrian’s attention before he goes off to visit the Big Cheese in Caerphilly today!

Running the Ploppy Shop

Apr 1st, 2015 | By

“Warwick Castle is hiring a bottom-class poo grader to run the Ploppy Shop in its Horrible Histories® Mediaeval Mayhem village.”

The rat knows all!

Apr 9th, 2014 | By

Sad things are afoot at Warwick Castle. Horrible Histories has invaded with one of the cruellest games ever.

England’s most haunted

Oct 1st, 2012 | By

This Halloween there’s a whole (g)host of spooktacular events happening across the country to keep you and your little horrors entertained. VisitEngland looks at some of the country’s top terror-inducing activities

Beat the back to school blues

Sep 3rd, 2012 | By

As children around the country return to school after a summer holiday packed with fun and adventure, we asked for a super selection of UK-based activities to help combat those back to school blues and make learning fun

Kenilworth and Warwick Castles: A Photo Feature

Jul 27th, 2010 | By

Kenilworth and Warwick are two of my favourite castles in the UK. It always makes me smile that they are so close together geographically but so far apart in almost every other respect.
Kenilworth is the ruined and wounded fortification perched at the edge of Kenilworth It’s a massive sprawling building draped over a gently rolling hillside with its red stone catching the light at sunset and coming to life as the day ends. Visit Kenilworth if you love romance and the stories that surround romance. It has inspired great writers like Sir Walter Scott and has an engrossing story to tell of a powerful Earl and a queen of England. The romance ruined the Earl and his life ended like his castle appears now, in tatters.
Kenilworth then is low key and understated both in its appearance and the way it tells it’s story. Wander round at ease and undisturbed, take in the beauty of the building and the surroundings and let the messages slowly sink in.
But the building still gives the full sense of the power and vitality that the place once rang to. A real sense of the times in which it was created and it is one of the finest castles England has to offer.