25 May 2009

Skipton Castle in the Yorkshire Dales....

Today mum and dad went to Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales.The Castle is 900 years old and is one of the oldest and most preserved medieval castles in England. It has its entire roof and is quite magical. There was the added bonus of a medieval group doing displays all day long. It was a good day and mum and dad enjoyed it.

I hope you are not bored with all the photo's.

Hugs GJ xxx

Imagine having these views from the window..

The minstral was playing in the courtyard. The tree is over 9ft in girth and was planted in 1659....

Some views of the castle...

Lots of windows and openings..

Dad said there was a gargoil in this wndow..

Life in a medieval camp...

They practiced then they got their man...

Immagine using this.....


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Bored with khool pikhs like THAT?


PeeEssWoo: They sure don't build 'em like that anymore!

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Our parents love castles and could look at them all day.

Princess Eva

p.s. thanks for stopping by Tasha's post. Tasha still makes her presence known like when Momma asked her to "knock some sense into The Boy". We're sure that Tasha had a chat with him because The Boy stopped chewing everything he could find.

Cat with a garden said...

We gave you an awardie today, GJ.
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Eric and Flynn said...

Those are lovely pics. We enjoyed looking at them and definitely weren't bored.

The Monkeys said...

Wonderful photos! In fact, they're the opposite of boring

The OP Pack said...

Awesome post - must be nice to have so many places to visit with such a wonderful history.

Woos, the OP Pack

Anonymous said...

We just love seeing photos of old castles! Our Beans went to England a few years ago, and took some great pictures:)

Sweet Praline said...

Your mom and dad have the neatest places to visit! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Dani said...

Wow- neat! Looks like you've had some good fun!

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

we couldn't be bored with Great pictures like these!!!!!
Thanks for sharing with us dear friends!!!
GJ...your humans are very lucky to visit so beautiful places!!!!
you didn't go with them????
Mommy loves castle so she watched these photos for all her time!!!!
We love you dear friends!!!
have a wonderful week!!!
Sweet kisses!!!!

Jasmim said...

Wow, this castle is very beautiful, I wish to live with him!
We have an award for you in our blog! Then go check =)

Jas & Gi

Chesney Cats said...

The pictures are awsome!! Mama said she would love to visit that castle!

THE ZOO said...

those were grate pichures. we lyk castle pichures. that tree is bery old.
Happy Memorial Day.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Those are really cool photos of the castle!! Thanks for sharing!

Martha Basset said...

What great pictures of Skipton Castle - did you happen to see our mortgage, that is with Skipton?!
The minstrel would have been nice and added a little extra touch.
The whole medieval group would have brought the castle to life. We like castles that are still full of people and things going on today instead of being sleepy in the past!
Our Dad is always waiting for our trees to get older but I expect we will never beat that one you saw!
Martha & Bailey xx

Anya said...

Its not bored,
they are beautiful pictures,
my Mom loves it :)
It was a very nice trip !!
Thanks for sharing :)

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What fabulous pics.

Mom says she wants to keep her TP. Moss would be a little uncomfortable.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

septembermom said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures. What a beautiful castle and grounds! I wish I could visit there. Such romance and majesty must fill the air there.

Poppy Q said...

We love castles and that one looks fantastic. They are so much more fun when reenactors are there.

Mum says she would prefer some modern plumbing and toilet paper though.

Kitties @ Our family cat-a-blog... said...

You could have taken 100s of photos to share and I would have loved each and every one. I even like the photo of the potty!

Da kitty momma

Luna said...

That is a great place.
Thank you for sharing your lovely photos and your impressions.
Our woman says she MUST visit England soon !
Luna, Luzie and Olli

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

That looks just like a fairy tale.

Junior and Orion said...

Very cool!!! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I could spend days exploring a place such as this! That privy was quite ingenious of them!

Anonymous said...

We loved the castle! Mom said she wasn't so sure about the pooper though!!!
Did the minstrel wander about? 'Cos if he did, he a wandering minstrel!!!! Tee hee!
We didn't realise you lived in England too - where abouts?

Milo and Alfie (from Sidmouth, Devon, England, UK, The World. The Universe!)