Monday, 7 September 2015
Lulworth Castle - Dorset, England
This is the last post of the series about my trip to Lulworth, if you haven't checked out yet the other 2 posts, the first one is about Durdle Dor, and the second one is about Lulworth Cove.
Now for today's post I want to tell you about Lulworth's castle, which for me was another beautiful sight.
No, this isn't the biggest castle, or the prettiest or the most anything, but it is a beautiful visit for a really low fee.
If you want to know more about the castle itself, here is the link to the official site.
This picture above is the entrance to the castle's park area.
Lulworth castle is located in East Lulworth, Dorset. This is a beginning of the 17th century castle that has been rebuilt as a museum. It is also used very often as a wedding venue, which I must say it just a beautiful idea.
Around the castle is a park area with gardens, sitting spaces, a church, a snack bar, and most of all gorgeous views!
This is just after the entrance, a little patio with the snack bar right there.
This is the church that stands right next to the castle. The most beautiful thing about it is not just the view it has but also the trees around it.
The church is a roman catholic chapel built in 1786.
The castle's foundations were laid in 1588 but it only got completed in 1609.
Initially it was built as a hunting lodge by Thomas Howard, and was owned by the Howard's until 1641.
The castle was also used as a garrison in the English Civil War.
The surviving members of the French royal family used this as one of their exile residences after the French Revolution. Charles X of France also stayed there after the revolution of July 1830.
The actual owner since 1641 was Humphrey Weld, and it has been in his direct family ever since.
This castle went through a major falling on 29 August 1929 when it was destroyed by a fire, the actual restoration only began in the 1970's with the help of English Heritage because it would have been so expensive and difficult to rebuild it themselves, it only finished in 1998.
Internal walls and upper floors were not reconstructed though, leaving it to look as you can see in the picture above.
This is one of the settings they do inside the castle to give you an idea of how it looked back then.
This one is of the kitchen.
And for the kids, they leave games, like in this case you had to find some items that were out of era, like a cellphone.
Now, this is my favourite part.
As you climb all the stairs up, you get this view at the very top.
That kind of valley look at the centre back, is by the way the sea.
And in this last picture you can see the top of the church and what an amazing view it has.
Have you ever been to Lulworth Castle?
Did you enjoy it?
Would you have your wedding there?
Let me know in the comments below.
* This is not a sponsored post.