One day our friends took us to see this castle, Whittington Castle, near Oswestry in north Shropshire.
Whittington Castels is one of a chain of castles in the border with Wales, being the base of defense against them throughout the 1300’s. Then it became the residence of the Fitz Warin family.
It is a small and beautiful castle.
So we went for a walk.
Walked through what were walls at some point. Maybe walked through grounds that the iron age men walked on as well. In this sign you can see the Iron Age Farmstead in the bottom drawing. And as this sign says:
People have been living on this site for over 2,000 years. The earliest settlement was in the Iron Age and then the site was built on by following generations until in 1,220, it became a large and impressive moated stone castle.
The remains that we see today are mostly from around 1,200. You can see better photos from the drawings and how this place changed throughout the yeas, on this page.
Siena really wished she could have gone swimming on the moat. I know she really wanted to. What a treat. Walking on land that has been used by men and women for 2,000 years. I can hardly understand that timeline. And as our friend Ros told us, this castle was for sale for anybody to buy few years ago. Really! I wonder if we could have turned it into our homestead. Fun to think about!