The castle has been set up to represent different historical periods during the time it was controlled by the Earls of Warwick from the 12th century to the early 20th. The state rooms are decorated in 18th century period furnishings. Another part of the living area is set up with wax figures of those who attended a summer party at the castle in 1898. There are also parts of the castle that remain very medieval.
we were able to see one of the bird of prey shows that featured both a bald eagle and a golden eagle. Then Brendon, Makana and James were chosen to help fire the trebuchet by using a medieval pulley system to ratchet back the throwing arm. The necessitated them walking in large wheels somewhat like hamsters.
Once that was over, it was back to exploring the castle. We are now back in Stratford where the students are preparing to play flashlight tag once it gets dark
At Nash house
-The school that Shakespeare might have attended
The Quaker Meeting House in Warwick
the main gate to the castle
Ha ing lunch in the undercroft
Allie and Brooke with Churchill
lots of peacocks
Makana, Brendon and James all ready for work
Makana in the trebuchet
A job well done and the trebuchet about to fire
At the top of the castle ramparts (having climbed hundreds of stairs)
Don't even ask.....
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