After visiting THE PETO GARDEN, we drove to Farleigh Hungerford, not far from Iford. It was a lovely evening, the sun was beginning to set and had a lovely orange glow. We parked the car and walked past some lovely houses and then on to a footpath leading up to Farleigh Hungerford Castle which was built in the 14th century and now is owned by English Heritage
Approaching the castle
Looking down onto the houses we had just walked past
We knew that we wouldn't be able to visit the castle as it had gone past closing time but..
...as we approached, the gate was open!
We decided to venture in....
There wasn't a soul in sight, the ticket office was closed. It was just us and the ghosts from the past watching over us. The stories they would tell us if only they could .....
The fact that we had the whole place to ourselves made the experience all the more enjoyable and magical. The sun was setting, the air was still and there was a certain atmosphere about the place.
Not much is left of the castle now
The Lady tower now..
It is just a shell now.
This is what Farleigh Hungerford Castle once looked like. Full of life, people coming and going.
When I visit these places I often pause and try and imagine what went on and what it looked like then.