Day 07 – Witley Court and Stokesay Castle

Witley court must have been beautiful before it was destroyed by a fire because even the remaining ruins are impressive. The ruins and gardens can be visited and the fountain in the garden works at certain hours.

Witley Court

Witley Court

 
The front side of the Witley court.

Witley Court

Witley Court

 
The fountain just started working when we arrived. It is the centerpiece of the gardens.


Witley Court Fountains

Witley Court Fountains

 

Witley Court Fountains

Witley Court Fountains

 
The fountain with behind it the ruins of Witley court.

Witley Court Fountains

Witley Court Fountains

 

Witley Court

Witley Court


 
These flower gardens have been made to look how they must have looked many years ago when Witley court was still in use.

Witley Court Gardens

Witley Court Gardens

 

Witley Court Gardens

Witley Court Gardens

 

Witley Court

Witley Court

 
Next to Witley court is the parish church which was not destroyed in the fire. From the outside it does not look very special, but inside it is really very special, with colorful glass windows and beautiful painting on the ceiling.

Church

Church

 
Inside the parish church.

Church Interior with Windows

Church Interior with Windows

 
Some of the very colorful windows in the parish church.

Church Interior with Windows

Church Interior with Windows


 

Church Interior with Windows

Church Interior with Windows

 
From Witley court we then went to visit Stokesay castle. This is a small castle with a beautiful gate house. Next to the castle is a small church.

Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle

 
View from the church’s graveyard to to gate house of Stokesay castle.

Stokesay Castle Graveyard

Stokesay Castle Graveyard

 
Some colorful windows in the church show saints Michael and Gabriel.

Stokesay Castle Church Windows

Stokesay Castle Church Windows

 
Visitors to Stokesay castle get an audio tour, which explain a lot about the history of the building.

Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle

 
The colorful gate house of Stokesay castle.

Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle

 
A small flower garden near the castle.

Stokesay Castle flower garden

A flower garden near the castle

 
The tower of stokesay castle.

Stokesay Castle

The tower of the castle

 
After visiting Stokesay’s castle we went to see Mitchell’s fold stone circle. This is a small stone circle located in some moorland. The stone circle is not very special, but it is a nice place for a walk and to get some fresh air.

Mitchells Fold Stone Circle

Mitchells Fold Stone Circle

 
Near the Mitchell’s fold stone circle we found this sheep hiding in the ferns.

Sheep

Sheep

 
From Mitchell’s fold stone circle we drove to Wales looking for another bed and breakfast.

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