December 2, 2011

0 Spofforth Castle

 Spofforth Castle is less than 1/2 an hour away from us and a site that I regularly say we should get around to seeing.  We finally got there one afternoon, multi-tasking our visit as Sloan's "adventure" (what we call her exercising/walks) between my errands and Paul's work Christmas party.
Spofforth is administered by English Heritage, to which we have a membership, but it actually is a free site.  The castle ruins sit in the village of Spofforth in a pleasant green space.

 The castle was built by the Percy family between the 13th-15th centuries, and was a casualty of the civil war in the mid-1600s.

 The castle site is surrounded by village homes.  What a view!

Sloan says Spofforth Castle is a top notch outing!

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