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Britcitchris

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Warwick Castle - Summer Holidays 2014
« on: September 10, 2014, 08:18:34 AM »
This year we took another road trip as we had Merlin passes again but they were premium ones this time :wub:

Our road trip was fairly extensive, travelling from Norfolk to Warwickshire onto Manchester and then finally the mighty Blackpool  :thumbup1:

So, let's start off with Warwick Castle. I hope to get reports up from Manchester and Blackpool, later.

We entered the castle grounds through the Peacock gardens.


The Birds Of Prey display was brilliant as always.






The castle itself is very impressive.






There was a Horrible Histories section again, this year. There are various props and costumes to have fun with.




Ha!  :tongue:




This actress was brilliant. She really made history fun.


A lovely scene.


Knights jousting, competing and fighting.








I tried a Macro wildlife shot whilst relaxing on the grass.


The huge and impressive Trebuchet. It's absolutely magnificent and is fired twice a day.


We had a great visit to Warwick Castle. The weather was kind and it wasn't too busy. The Merlin passes came in handy with generous discounts on our food and drinks and free parking. (Parking here is extortionate.)

Warwick Castle is a fun day out but in my honest opinion, suffers too much from cash grabbing tactics. There are plenty of extras within the grounds but they cost, even if you have a Merlin pass. I'd go so far to say that it feels more like a theme park than an educational piece of heritage  :mad:  If you can get over this though, it is a good day out.

Hope you like the report.

Chris.
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Re: Warwick Castle - Summer Holidays 2014
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2014, 09:33:10 PM »
Nice one Chris! It looks like you all had fun.

Thanks for the report & photos.
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Re: Warwick Castle - Summer Holidays 2014
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2014, 09:47:07 PM »
Thanks, Keno.

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Re: Warwick Castle - Summer Holidays 2014
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2014, 12:33:26 PM »
A brilliant report Chris, some amazing pictures there mate... :thumbup1:

What camera are you using..?
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2014, 11:19:16 PM »
Thanks, Peter. It's the same one i've had for a few years. A Fuji Film S1500.

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2014, 08:40:11 AM »
Look different Chris, you are doing something else with the camera as these are awesome... :thumbup1: :thumbup1: :thumbup1:
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2014, 12:21:07 PM »
Thanks, Peter.  I recently joined a photography club on Facebook and I have to say that some of the members are really superb and have inspired me to try and take better photos. 

Just wish I had the money for a dslr. Maybe one day  :drool:

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2014, 11:06:03 PM »
Thanks, Peter.  I recently joined a photography club on Facebook and I have to say that some of the members are really superb and have inspired me to try and take better photos. 

Just wish I had the money for a dslr. Maybe one day  :drool:

Your photography has always been excellent Chris, but I have noticed that you have taken it to a different level..

Welldone.. :thumbup1: :thumbup1:
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Re: Warwick Castle - Summer Holidays 2014
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2014, 09:33:11 PM »
never been there but from the pictures it reminds me a bit of alnwick castle,it sort of brings history to life