Friday evening we walked to the race course to meet up with No 1 son and family in their caravan. A great spot on the campsite overlooking the course and which would have been ideal for watching the horse racing. Shame then that the next race meeting wouldn't be until March 28th but we did get to see some running and racing, joggers making use of the track!
Saturday and the plan were to meet up at Warwick Castle for midday. At 13.30 we had tickets to see the dungeons so first a walk around the castle walls and all the 500 steps that entailed. With a one way system, there was no going back! Going up was exhausting but... oh my knees on the way down... Anyway, we arrived moments to spare for the dungeons. Now, this wasn't just a walk along dark corridors to see the underground prisons. Oh no! This was a 'full on and try to be scared sh*tless for 50 minutes' experience! This is what was said in the literature.
"Warwick Castle has witnessed some of the darkest, bloodiest and most frightening times in history. This new experience is set to echo part of the Castle's past, taking you back to 1345, when the town was gripped by the plague. In true Dungeon style, gore seekers will be greeted by decaying bodies, chanting monks, torture implements, execution and ?the labyrinth of lost souls? - a fantastic scary mirror maze.
We found the whole experience not so much scary as highly amusing. Unfortunately, the two grandchildren (10 & 8) WERE scared out of their wits and after 5 minutes Colin and daughter in law Iwona had to take them back outside. Still, the Bird of Prey demonstration was enjoyed by them all and partly made up for missing out on the dungeons.
|One of the actors|
|How did our son Colin get so tall????|
|Daughter-in-Law Iwona with Oscar and Oliver|
And seen at the Saltisford Arm
|This cheeky chap on FS's bow.|
|At the nest boxes|