8 October 2006
A visit to Debbie and Mark's in Kenilworth - after a big Sunday lunch we walked
down the road to Kenilworth Castle.
Debbie & passenger, Mark, Lucy and Stephen in front of the keep.
Lucy on the Great Tower, cheerful because she has just been saying hello to a
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy!
The keep, built by Geoffrey de Clinton, Treasurer and Chief Justice to Henry I
in the 1120s.
Debbie in the cellar below John of Gaunt's Great Hall.
From the keep, looking across to the accommodation added in the mid-1500s by
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.
A close-up shows some mysterious holes in the wall.
Leicester's building from the other side
Looking up through the multiple storeys of Leicester's building.
and close-up these holes are not mysterious, being the hints of one of the two
clock-faces that used to adorn this corner of the tower.
The Saintlowe Tower, added to the castle in the 14th century for John of Gaunt
to provide additional lodgings.