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If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve probably been wondering when on earth these pictures would appear on my blog but finally, I’ve sifted through the hundreds I’ve taken that day and here is my post from my day out to Kenilworth Castle! The castle is only about a 30 minute drive from my house and it seems silly that I’ve not been to visit all these years. My best friend said it’s her favourite castle of them all and I can see why. I like it much more than Warwick castle because I am a sucker for ruins, exposed stonework and letting my imagination run wild, not to mention that the entry is about a third of the price of Warwick Castle. I certainly got my money’s worth that’s for sure as I spent so much time taking photos that my friend often wondered where on earth I was and usually found me far, far behind, photographing some random nook and cranny! Soz Chrissy!

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The castle is Medieval in origin and has a colour Tudor past. The castle is well known for being one of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester’s homes and he is famous for being the royal favourite and close friend to Queen Elizabeth I. Wanting to impress her and perhaps pursue her hand in marriage, he spent a fortune when Elizabeth I stayed at the Castle for 3 weeks, building a whole new wing and an Elizabethan garden. As all British children learn in school, Elizabeth I never married – poor old Dudley!

I’ve still got a few more to share from the day of interesting corners and lovely views so I’ll have to narrow down some more pics and share them soon! I’d love to know if you guys live near any ruins or interesting places to visit – I’ll have to note them down…

Blazer – Zara (similar) | Blouse – Asos | Cami – River Island (similar) | Jeans – Topshop | Boots – Office | Bag – MCM