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I am so happy that I was able to visit several beautiful places during my recent trip to Poland. That is why recently I kept sharing my photos from that trip. However shortly after my return to the UK, there was a bank holiday weekend, and we were tempted to use this opportunity to possibly venture a little bit further from home than usual. You know that I am very weather sensitive. This is the main reason I usually give up on travel within the UK. When I lived for 5 years in Ireland, it happened to me a lot that I went to a wild and distant location and then it rained all the time, so I had to sit in the B&B all the time because there was absolutely nothing to do there. In the UK accommodation is so much more expensive and the landscapes quite similar to Irish so the risk of losing time and money is just too high for me. This time the forecast was promising so we decided to take the risk. The accommodation prices in the UK were crazy high this year and shortly before the bank holiday weekend it was hard to find anything cheaper than £600 for two nights. In the end I managed to find something cheaper near Bath which I always wanted to visit. More precisely near Bristol. My plan was to visit Bath, Bristol and possibly something around half of my driving way there, to give the driver (myself) a break.

We decided to stop on the way there at the Warwick Castle (in this photo). I will tell you more about this extraordinary place in next few uploads. Here a less popular angle on its old architecture. I would be so glad to mark with this photo a new county on my map of the photographed UK counties but of course TrekEarth maps don’t work anymore. At least I have it on my list.

Info about the castle from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warwick_Castle):
Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England, situated on a meander of the River Avon. The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone during the 12th century. During the Hundred Years War, the facade opposite the town was refortified, resulting in one of the most recognisable examples of 14th-century military architecture. It was used as a stronghold until the early 17th century, when it was granted to Sir Fulke Greville by James I in 1604. Greville converted it to a country house, and it was owned by the Greville family (who became Earls of Warwick in 1759) until 1978.

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