It's easy to get caught up in the thrilling adventures of knights in shining armour and princesses with flowing velvet gowns as you walk around the historic ramparts of Warwick Castle. And while the stunning buildings and gardens are magnificent, you can go one step further if you really want to immerse yourself in medieval times. The Knight's Village offers the chance to stay over in the grounds of the castle, tucked in a woodland glade from the hordes of visitors but just five minutes walk from the main attraction. There are woodland and knight's lodges as well as luxury glamping tents - the newest of which for 2018 are the king's tents located on the Avenue of Kings. The medieval glamping tents are designed to give people all the fun of camping but with a touch of luxury. This is ramped up in the new king's tents. What are the king's tents like? One word - amazing. Okay, you might need a few more than that. These offer a more exclusive and luxurious sleepover with theming that … [Read more...] about What’s it like to stay in the new king’s tents at Warwick Castle?
Banbridge Archery Club hosted the annual Castle Shoot at Gilford Castle on Saturday 14 May and record numbers of people competed. A total of 85 archers from 22 various clubs descended on the venue to take part in this year’s ‘Arrowhead’ archery event. During each day each archer shot 24 targets with three arrows at each target. The varied terrain at the Castle ensured archers of all abilities were challenged. For the uninitiated archers the Castle shoot proved to be a huge success. Gilford Castle boasts some of the best shooting grounds in Ireland, this includes angled slopes, uphill and downhill shots not to mention open field targets that can make distance estimating a real challenge to the archers.A BBQ and raffle in the glorious sunshine followed after shooting on the Sunday and records and prizes were awarded. Over seven bow categories were on show during the weekend making field archery a very diverse and inclusive sport for all ages and abilities. Many … [Read more...] about Record numbers at Banbridge Archery Club’s annual Castle Shoot
Exploding sewer systems, sensing and maybe seeing ghosts and driving guests and staff through a blizzard — all part of John Murray’s working life at Larnach Castle during the past 40 years. The now 66-year-old Pukehiki resident has worked at the historic castle on the Otago Peninsula since 1978, initially restoring furniture in the evening and at the weekends and then, after 10 months, becoming a full-time employee. His first major job for castle owners Barry and Margaret Barker was to restore 108 ballroom chairs, stripping, re-staining and polishing the woodwork. But his work involved much more than that. "We had to improvise, make do with what we had. And we did everything," Mr Murray said. He had a great ability to come up with ingenious solutions, an example being to design and create the much-photographed laburnum arch opposite the castle’s front entrance. By way of contrast, he figured out how to adapt a couple of trolleys with hydraulic jacks so fridges … [Read more...] about Quite at home after 40 years at castle
0 Post a comment Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - Golf by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] The captain’s charity day at Wenvoe Castle Golf Club is one of several opportunities for the club captain Mike Chick to raise funds for his nominated charity, ‘The City Hospice Cardiff’. The members and visitors turned out in huge numbers with all available tee times filled and which produced a huge total of 136 entries.The event enjoyed excellent weather with the sun shining on a course presented in immaculate condition. The competition took the form of a team with the best three scores to count but also during the round the players took on challenge after challenge with the opportunity to pick up a prize for nearest the pin at the three par 3 holes and unusually nearest the line which was marked down the centre of the long 14th hole. Before and after play there was a further chance to dig deep into the pockets with … [Read more...] about Captain’s day at Wenvoe Castle boosts charity
The final vote on controversial Elephant and Castle town centre regeneration plans will take place at next week’s council meeting on Tuesday July 3 – as Delancey tells its critics it can’t get more funding for social housing but that affordable rents are ‘in our interest’. Stafford Lancaster, a director at Delancey, told the News on Tuesday: “We are committed to providing as much affordable housing as possible in the new town centre in Elephant and Castle. “A key part of the success of our project at East Village in Stratford has been its diverse mix of homes offered at both market and affordable rents, alongside independent retailers. “It is in our interest to offer these new homes for rent at levels that are realistic for local people, to ensure a vibrant community now and into the future. “Since the last planning committee in January, we have increased the social rent offering in the new town centre by 3.5 times to 116 homes. … [Read more...] about Crunch vote on Elephant and Castle shopping centre plans set for Tuesday