Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Kenilworth Castle III

The Great Hall, built by John of Gaunt between approx 1373 and 1380. This was the second major structure to be built at Kenilworth Castle.

You just don't see anything like this in the States. I should add there were throngs of uniformed school children, all nattering politely about what they were seeing. I felt as if I were in a Harry Potter movie.

What it would have looked like in its heyday. [taken from the official guidebook]

View from the back of The Great Keep, which would be the northernmost part of the compound. Much of this would have been underwater at the time--you can see the low lying areas. Kenilworth was known for it's water defences. I would guess this tower was every bit of 4 stories high.

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