Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Tretower Court and Castle . . . Part II
When we arrived at Tretower, we walked across to the Castle ruins first. Much of the fabric of the original walls and buildings has been incorporated into later dwellings (the Manor house and a nearby farmhouse), but the main keep still remains, and its surrounding circular defensive wall.
The keep was still a pretty good height - high enough to make me dizzy when I looked up.
This area was the kitchen with a hall above.
Looking out across the landscape from the tower, to give you an idea of Welsh vernacular housing, and the scenery.
Double click for the history.
The remains of the original wonderful fireplaces still hanging on the wall.
Looking back through ruined curtain walls to one end of the Manor House.
Keyhole view of the fields.
The end of the Manor house, where the orchard and formal gardens are. (Photos of those tomorrow).
The view of the Manor house as you walk back from the castle. Quite a size!