Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Warwick Castle in Warwickshire, England..I was there

I was in Warwick Castle in Warwickshire, England. It was a dream come true as I visited this place. This castle is very enchanting and interesting. It was memorable experience as we went there because it was also All Saints Day. A lot of pumpkins were seen everywhere inside and outside the castle! It was an amazing experience. I am still planning to come back next time! but I have to go first to Paris, France this week. continue reading below for some information especially on the location of this castle.

photo I took with my Canon Powershot camera

LOCATION OF WARWICK CASTLE

Warwick Castle is situated on a sandstone bluff at a bend of the River Avon. The river, which runs below the castle on the east side, has eroded the rock the castle stands on, forming a cliff. The river and cliff form natural defences. The castle is in the town of Warwick; when construction began in 1068 four houses belonging to the Abbot of Coventry were demolished to provide room. The castle's position made it strategically important in safeguarding the Midlands against rebellion. During the 12th century, King Henry I was suspicious of Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick. To counter the earl's influence, Henry bestowed Geoffrey de Clinton with a position of power rivalling that of the earl. The lands he was given included Kenilworth – a castle of comparative size, cost, and importance, and rebuilt in stone by Clinton – which is about 8 kilometres (5 mi) to the north. Warwick Castle is about 1.6 kilometres (1 mi) from Warwick railway station and less than 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) from junction 15 of the M40 motorway; it is also close to Birmingham International Airport.

1 comments:

twinks said...

Hello sis,
haay..maayo paka naka adto dira hehehe..
btw, im updating my blogroll, isa isa nako bisita imong blogs..if naa kulang leave me a comment sa akong "my blogroll" page..thanks sis! mwahugs! ^_^

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