We ventured out into West Yorkshire on Monday as the DQ had to pick up the keys to her new Skunk Pit Student house. We assessed what needed to be done cleaning wise etc , and then took ourselves off for a nice day out instead.
We decided on Skipton Castle for a look around - in case it rained! The Castle is beautiful and over 900 years old. Part of it is still lived in. DQ thought that they must have awesome parties here when everyone has gone home.
It may look relatively quiet, but believe me, every infant and junior school in West Yorkshire were visiting at the same time. DQ could not believe that she had ever been as annoying as some of the school girls. Hubby confirmed that she had been!
It has a great little courtyard in the heart of the castle.
And this is the toilet - or "garderobe" as it would have been called in medieval times. It was a long way down!
Hubby (our tour guide) read us an interesting fact. The castle was once under siege for three and a half years, and they survived with plenty of food. He suggested that their cupboards and larders might be as stuffed to overflowing like ours are at home!