Clash of the Knights @Kenilworth Castle
Yesterday I experienced a quite unusual Easter Sunday at Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire. Me, the boyfriend and the mother set off in the early morning [it’s the holidays, and 11.50am is early morning to me] and got on the first bus to Leamington Spa to admire the beauties of this castle defined by the architectural historian Anthony Emery as “the finest surviving example of a semi-royal palace of the later middle ages, significant for its scale, form and quality of workmanship”. As I made my way through the ancient ruins, I tried to set my imagination free and get inside the part of one of the many men who stepped through the castle hundreds of years before as much as the unsettling noise of kids roaming around allowed me. My disappointment for not being allowed to take pictures inside the Leicester’s Gatehouse and its magnificent bas-reliefs was quickly blown away by the Elizabethan Gardens - and its funny looking pheasants - and the Clash of the Knights medieval tournament reenactment, of which I took a video which you can watch here if you got some spare time - I’ve been very cheeky and put the Game of Thrones theme in the background -. I then got ripped off by the Castle’s local café by purchasing a £2.10 coffee which was clearly made by pure gold blend, pleased myself with tons of gifts from the local souvenir shop, dressed up as a medieval lady - pictures to come - and had an interesting chat with some of the reenactors. Today I will be enjoying a very lazy day and gain the strength to throw myself in the chaos of the capital tomorrow. Farewell.