I had to pop into Bishop’s Stortford this afternoon and had half an hour to kill so trotted around the park. I had no idea that there was a motte and bailey castle there…but there is, or at least the remains. Sadly the view of Bishop’s Stortford from the top was pretty uninspiring, as was the weather 😉

Here are a few more shots from my brief wander:

Up the Motte and Bailey


The grass banks had an assortment of flowers, including many Tulips

A Tulip On the Motte and Bailey

Away from the castle I had a walk around the war memorial

War Memorial and Poppies

and wandered through this delightful tunnel!

Missing the Train


We caught a really nice day to go to the Suffolk coast this autumn – we were planning on visiting just Framlingham Castle and Aldburgh, but managed to squeeze in Southwold (the best pier I’ve ever visited) and a place we had never heard of until we had been to Framlingham – Orford Castle.

We got there late afternoon and were lucky enough to be the last people allowed into the castle and we basically had the place to ourselves.

Fabulous views from the top – some of which can be seen in my Flickr account here.


286/366 Warkworth High Street and Castle

I don’t think there are many town in the world that can boast a better view than this even on a drizzily Friday morning in the autumn. This shot came top in in our City & Guilds one shot challenge competition as well 😉

Warkworth High Street and Castle, Nothumberland


285/366 Warkworth Castle on the River Coquet

During our short stay in Northumberland we stayed in a lovely cottage on the River Coquet at Warksworth. This shot is of Warkworth Castle taken from about 800 yards down river from where we were staying.

Warkworth Castle on the River Coquet


A Trilogy of Steps at Castle Hedingham – Part III

These steps are found leading from the valley walk that surrounds the castle back up towards the castle.

Part III of a series of shots showing different steps at Hedingham Castle