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We had an afternoon jaunt that ended up with a visit to Stokesay Castle.
After our visit we enjoyed afternoon refreshments (including lemon drizzle cake) from the tea shop. I am so out of touch with ‘almost normal’ days that I forgot to take a photograph of the tasty indulgence.

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The chapel of St Leonard stands in the outer court. It was built as the parish church by Sir Thomas Hungerford between about 1370 and 1383. The small north chapel (dedicated to St Anne) was added in about 1400 to house his tomb.
It became the castle chapel in the 1440s and was further altered in [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 19th 2021

Begun in the late 14th century, Farleigh Hungerford Castle was for 300 years the home of the Hungerfords, a family that after distinguished beginnings suffered a series of disasters and scandals – some of which took place within the castle walls. A ‘romantic ruin’ since the 1730s, it retains two of its corner towers, parts [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 18th 2021

The magnificent keep at Conisbrough Castle is one of South Yorkshire’s most striking landmarks. The castle was the centre of a great Norman lordship, given by William the Conqueror to William de Warenne. The keep was probably built in the 1170s or 1180s. Escaping damage in the Civil War, it became a picturesque ruin in [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 25th 2020

The service we received at breakfast was particularly attentive. As a change from previous days I chose scrambled egg on sour dough toast. I found it to be a delicious combination of flavours.

After breakfast we checked out and headed towards Brodsworth Hall and Gardens for which we had a pre-booked ticket. On our way there [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Oct 11th 2020

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