Just got back from 5 days in my very own castle and I still can't believe I was allowed to have a whole castle to play in! It was Morpeth Castle in Northumberland, quite a drive but well worth it!
|Window halfway up the spiral staircase!|
The castle was amazing (my boyfriend knows how much I love castles so it was a really special present from him!) it was really secluded up a narrow lane and completely closed off from the modern world. Once I opened the huge wooden door it was like stepping back in time with a stone spiral staircase right to the roof and ramparts you could walk all the way round (and drop boiling oil on anyone going past!) I must have ran up and down the spiral staircase so many times that first day as my legs were so stiff the next day!
|The view from the castle ramparts!|
Inside it was really tastefully decorated, very comforatble but still keeping to the period with long oak dining table and antique furniture everywhere. I kept expecting someone to pop out and tell me not to sit on the furniture! It was also a bit spooky, lots of creaky windows and floors, especially at night!