Monday, September 27, 2010

Portchester Castle, Hampshire England

This was the first castle I ever saw in England when I first went over ten years ago. Of course we went again. It's right near our "home base" for the first 6 days of our trip. Near kids, Mother-in-law, as we planned lots to do with kids and mum.

Within the castle walls is St.Mary's church and that day, the church ladies were holding an afternoon tea, which we did enjoy after roaming around the grounds.

Outer wall.

This was one of my best photos.

Wild flowers growing straight out of the wall.

The tower, still intact.

Here's a link to a little bit of history. It actually dates as far back to 500AD, I think.


Cheyenne said...

Its older, it was partially built by the Romans, who fiddled about with it and made it stronger. How fantastic you are over here!
Really cool. Hope you are enjoying your stay!

Callie said...

Cheyenne, we got back on the 21st after two weeks there. Yeah, I know about the Romans, LOL. Got more photos, just doing it a little at a time. Next one will be Okehampton Castle. ;)

Grey Horse Matters said...

I love the castles and countryside of England. Everything is so cozy and old. After centuries it's amazing to me how well everything has held up. What a wonderful trip you two had. If it was me I could have stayed for months exploring.

Callie said...

Arlene, LOL, two full weeks, don't think I could have lasted any longer. For the first time ever, I actually had bags under my eyes! bags the sizes of suitcases!

Paint Girl said...

Wow, it is beautiful!! Looks like you had a wonderful trip!

John and Regina Zdravich said...

Looks so beautiful! I would LOVE to go to England. We have friends in England and Scotland....someday we will make it there. Must have been a great trip, and good for Stephen to see his family.

Midlife Mom said...

What a wonderful trip Callie!!!!! Great pictures, they all are beautiful! So much history there. Someday I would like to go and see the things you saw, love old castles. xoxox