Monday, 19 October 2015

Warwick Castle: Part Two

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Picking up from where we left off in Part One of my Warwick Castle experience, Part Two sees the virtual tour become even more extravagant!  The interior design of the medieval castle seemed to become increasingly flamboyant with each room introduced; golden ceilings rubbed shoulders with large plants, grand four poster beds were surrounded by silk wallpaper and lifelike waxwork figures appeared more frequently dressed head-to-toe in heavily embellished costumes...
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I spent some time declaring each new room my 'all-time favourite space', however a definitive decision was only made once I'd discovered the The Ladies Boudoir (shown above).  The Ladies Boudoir was a 'private resting room' for the countess of Warwick and her friends.  The beautifully light and feminine room was designed by Anne, 4th countess of Warwick in 1871.  I couldn't quite figure out what the soft decor of the room reminded me of at first, that is until I read how it was designed in the style of the boudoir at the Palace of Versailles.  Of all the places to imitate, I'd suggest the royal château is pretty good inspiration!
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A moment that could only be described as 'magical' was walking by the Servants' Bathroom.  Running bathwater monitored by a waxwork figure was accompanied by an overwhelmingly beautiful scent for visitors to enjoy as they walked past the small but cosy room.  Warwick Castle also provides access to the servants quarters, though on this occasion I kept to the more grandeur of rooms due to time constraints.  Though having said that, I was sure to make time for the impressive Towers & Ramparts.  Listen, I'm not saying walking up hundreds of narrow steps in heeled-boots is an enjoyable task.. but it's a worthwhile one!  Not only are the views incredible, but the insight into the techniques implemented to ensure protection is beyond fascinating.  If you've got the time (and the energy), one of the oldest parts of Warwick Castle, The Mound, would very much be worth checking out - you'll be able to see as far as Stratford upon Avon from the 1068 vantage point!     
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Warwick Case Blog Review AutumnAs I mentioned over on Instagram, I love castles -  I really love castles.  So, I'm entirely biased when I speak of how much I enjoyed my visit to this medieval castle originally built by William the Conqueror.  However, they say 'a picture is worth a thousand words' and so consider these photos the unbiased confirmation of just how impressive Warwick Castle truly is!

Warwick Castle,
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With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. Extravagant indeed! How lovely would it be to have one's very own Ladies Boudoir to luxuriate in. I'm actually a little envious of that waxwork figure haha. Castles are quite magical. What's not to love :)

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    1. Haha I couldn't help but laugh at that - I think this waxwork would have any woman jealous! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  2. So beautiful! Love the period clothing so pretty! You are too cute in that one picture!!

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    1. Oh thank you Stephanie, you're such a sweetheart.

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  3. Oh this is beautiful, I especially love that close-up shot of the detailing on the dress, that's so pretty! I really need to go and see this place, it just looks stunning. - Tasha

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    1. I always find myself doing that - the attention to detail on some historic outfits is unbelievable!

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  4. I wish we had more places like this where I live, I'm with you in that castles are amazing! So many beautiful castles to choose from and explore in Europe especially.

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    1. It's nice to know someone else appreciates how fascinating castles can be :)

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  5. I love vantage points no matter how hard the climb is. It feels really rewarding when you see a ggod view from the top. Xx


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    1. Absolutely! The view from this castle in particular is really special...

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  6. Unas estupendas imágenes..un beso desde Murcia...

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  7. Oh wow, this entire post is stunning! I love the photos, and I can only imagine how cool this must have been! I only wish I lived so close to so much history!

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  8. extravagant :) Lovely pictures and you are looking adorable :)

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  9. Wow.. Gabriel, you've got a wonderful experience with this!
    I also love castles and wish one day I can visit a place like this. That'll be great for sure!

    Xoxo,
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    1. I hope you find yourself wandering through a castle like this sometime soon Jhem!

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  10. I love castles too and am looking forward to the day when Little Bean is old enough to really appreciate it. Did I tell you I grew up in Heidelberg? A very pretty castle, too.

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    1. That sounds like something very much worth looking forward to - mum and son castle trips!

      Gabrielle x

      ps. I had no idea you grew up in Heidelberg, I've visited there a couple of times!

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  11. What a fantastic place i would like to visit it.
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  12. I am obsessed with stately homes too. There are some great documentaries on YouTube. I need a ladies boudoir room in my life! X

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    1. Oh yes, we ALL need a ladies' boudoir room in our lives ;)

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  13. You have such glorious photos! And what an experience :)

    Anna xx
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  14. Sublime photos dear! I would visit this place.

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  15. These photos are so gorgeous! Looks like a great place to visit x
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  16. Great pics! thanks for taking me through a castle visit!

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  17. Great post. Would u like to follow each other? Follow me and i will follow u back. Kisses from Croatia
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  18. Wow what a magical place! I'm obsessed with castles too! :)

    Bella Pummarola

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    1. That's lovely to know - they can be so fascinating!

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  19. What a beautiful castle <3

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    1. Glad you think so too gorgeous

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kenny

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  22. Another great post! The photos are amazing. Gemma xx
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    1. Thanks Gemma, I hope your week is going well so far!

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  23. Hi Gabrielle! I moved to Taiwan and the move has been good but tough so sorry I haven’t been active but I’m back now and am excited to catch up! ;)

    I share your love for castles!! And how much fun I can imagine wandering around this amazing castle… the scenarios are so real and extravagant! I also have visited several castles, but have yet to visit any in England! Will bookmark this for my next trip ;)

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    1. Hey Josune! I'm so glad to hear you got to Taiwan safely, hope you're settling in well! Absolutely, walking through some castles can be like stepping into a time machine. That sounds like on hell of a good idea - let me know if/when you find yourself in England ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  24. Wow, such great experience!!!!
    I love castles too, these photos are amazing and very romantic! :D
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    1. Thanks very much Silvia, that's great to hear!

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  25. oh my goshhh this must've been such a memorable experience! everything looks great from the pics. i wanna visit!

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    1. It most definitely was - get yourself there Wynne!!

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  26. This is like a dream! I wish I lived there, at that time! I love this!
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  27. Wow! These are absolutely stunning photos of the Warwick Castle. Thank you for sharing. I feel like I was there. Xo, Ellese

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  28. Really love your post ! xo
    Can we follow each other ? Let me know on my blog and I will follow back immediately xo

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  29. Wow, the view from Towers & Ramparts is impressive, I love to visit castles too and this one seems must-have, Gabrielle! Btw, you look so pretty in this outfit, dear :)

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    1. The views from the Ramparts were incredible, especially when you looked down over the edge - ah!

      Gabrielle x

      ps. thanks so much lovely :)

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  30. Omg, it's like stepping into a fairy tale!

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  31. wow that looks amazing! i would love to visit :)

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    1. I hope you do Lori, I've no doubt you'd love it there!

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  32. That castle is a dream!!! It looks like straight out of a movie set but it's actually even better because this one's real! All the history behind those rooms is both nostalgic and beautiful. I can totally understand why you're smiling from ear-to-ear in that lovely photo, I'd be, too! :)
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    1. I know what you mean - the setup for the weekend's wedding really gave off those 'film vibes'! Haha thanks Deb, you can tell I was happy to be there for sure :)

      Gabrielle x

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  33. It looks so pretty! I was watching the photo's first and had to read the post to see if those people were real or not haha!

    X Marjolein
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    1. Haha I think a couple of people have had that problem - they're so lifelike!

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  34. Beautiful pictures! It was definitely worth climbing up there in your heels, the view must have been breathtaking! Great post!

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    1. Thank you! Mm, the struggle was real - but the payoff was spectacular ;)

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  35. I could spend many an hour roaming through the grounds of castles and manor houses. We're quite fortunate to have quite a few in the UK, we should totally make the most of them. Exquisite photography.. As always, my dear x

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    1. I completely agree Vanessa, there's an incredible amount to explore in the UK! Ah, thanks very much :)

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  36. Wow! Part 2 certainly did not disappoint. These rooms are beautiful, especially the dressing room...it's so feminine and bright. The wax figures look so realistic, I had to scroll back just to make sure lol!

    Thanks for sharing this experience Gabrielle!

    Keisha xo
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    1. So glad you've enjoyed Part Two Keisha :) Mmm.. I actually mistook one wax figure as a room guide and said hello to him haha!

      Gabrielle x

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  37. In awe! Wow!

    God bless,
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  38. Those ceilings, period pieces and beautiful gold! It is spectacular!
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    1. The gold ceilings were breathtakingly beautiful!

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  39. Wow, everything looks so gorgeous! A very classic hotel that you would rarely see!

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    1. This castle actually does have accommodation, though you can't stay in the rooms shown here I'm afraid Tina ;)

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  40. WOW, just WOW! Thank you for giving us a virtual tour. The place is really grand <333 Hopefully I can also see this place soon <333

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
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    1. No problem, so glad you've enjoyed reading this post Shaira :)

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  41. So luxury walk by there, love it so much, really didactic

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  42. Extravagant indeed! I can't believe those beautiful gold trimmings in each room, it's a castle fit for a princess! Love your pose outside too! I hope you're having a lovely week!

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    1. Oh God tell me about it - someone find us a prince or two! ;)

      Gabrielle x

      ps. thanks girl, you can tell I was enjoying myself haha

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  43. Those waxfigures are so realistic! I especially liked the one of the servent preparing a bath! This castle is truly magnificent, thanks for sharing<3

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    1. You and me both, particularly as that room smelt divine - I wanted to bottle up the scent and bring it home with me :)

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  44. wow...the pictures are beautiful....

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  45. Wow! What incredible photography Gabrielle :) Warwick castle looks so stunning and reminds me of some of the palace's I have seen before in rural France. The mannequins look freakishly real- it really gives you a sense of what it was like to actually live there or to be a servant there. And the pearl detailing on that dress is insanely pretty :) Have a lovely week hun

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    1. Thanks Rachel, I really appreciate you saying so :) Ah, France has some beautiful castles to explore - as does Germany!

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  46. Oh wow - the photography is stunning, everything looks so posh and luxurious, absolutely stunning!!!

    The mannequins look so real - oh my god! It's nice to see though as you get to see what it was like then and I think there's something really beautiful about the history.

    Gorgeous post!

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    1. Thanks Layla, I had a pretty easy subject considering how wonderfully luxurious Warwick Castle is! I completely agree, you imagine the ladies swanning about in their finery :)

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  47. Your photos always have the most perfect way of transporting your readers to the location Gabrielle, they are so very beautiful and capture so much detail. Warwick Castle is simply stunning, makes you want to take up residency there doesn't it??

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    1. That's such a compliment, thank you so much! I know what you mean about moving into Warwick - hand me the forms, I want to start the proceedings of moving in! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  48. Beautiful photographs! For a medieval castle: amazing how they lived! The costumes as well: the pearl detailing is very pretty!

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    1. I'd imagine the servants quarters told a very different story - I wish I'd have made it to that part on this visit!

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  49. fantastic pictures my dear!! :) lovely place

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  50. The interior design is so beautiful! Also, I love your smile too :)

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    1. Very true, the gold ceilings were spectacular :)

      Gabrielle x

      ps. thanks Gail!

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  51. How amazing! The decor is just stunning :) x

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  52. Such a stunning place!! I am loving how big it is!

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    1. A shared trait of many castles ;)

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  53. That is such a beautiful place! And that ladies are like taking you back to the Victorian era :D

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    1. Absolutely! The waxworks helped go a long way in setting the scene :)

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  54. The ladies' boudoir is beautiful and I love the way that they have used waxworks to bring the place to life

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    1. It took me a while to realise Madame Tussauds was also under the Merlin Entertainments umbrella!

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  56. Woowww it just looks so beautiful <3 And I'm sure you've heard it before, but I have serious HAIR envy of your hair.
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  57. I visited Warwick Castle on a school trip a while ago, and have been meaning to go back! it's such a spectacular and opulent place! I love the intricacy in the castles interiors! <3 You look amazing too Gabrielle, love your boot heels :D

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    1. You hit the nail on the head by describing the castle as opulent! Thanks very much Serene, you know me - I don't go anyway without heels on ;)

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  58. Oh wow! I was looking forward to this post <3 Beautiful clicks, Gabrielle! Love all the interiors!
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  59. Looks like a great place to visit!
    Have a great day!
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  60. The interior is beautiful! You take such lovely photos and I love your little castle visits :) xx

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  61. This is high up on my list in terms of to-visit! Aaaah, really want to see it asap - adoreee!
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    1. That's great, be sure to keep it on your list - it's totally worth visiting!

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  62. You are always going to such beautiful places! Such amazing pictures, I loved looking at these. The library has to be my favorite. :)
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    1. I'm glad you think so and that the library also stood out to you - I found it so dreamy!

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  63. What a beautiful place, I love your photos.

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  64. Wow, such beautiful photos showcasing an amazing place! That castle looks so gorgeous, it's amazing the amount of detail that went in to constructing them back then! Thanks for sharing your experience, beautiful! I hope you have an amazing day!

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    1. You've put it perfectly - detail.. and lots of it! You're very welcome Jalisa, have a great week :)

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  65. I love castles, too. I have not visited one in a long time. Love the photos! You look so happy and pretty, Gabrielle!

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    1. I hope you find yourself in a beautiful castle sometime very soon Danielle!

      Gabrielle x

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  66. Wow that place is awesome! I saw the pic in Insta and I fell in love! You look more than beautiful and that hair - oh my .. Such an amazing castle!
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    1. I'm getting much more into Instagram now, I'm glad you found this post via my account! Ah thank you so much Cvetina :)

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  67. I love castles too and this pics are so wonderful!! I love to discover the history and people who have inhabited in it!
    Great post dear!

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    1. That's fantastic to hear - discovering more about those who have walked the same path before you can be fascinating!

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  68. Looks like you had a great time visiting this castle! I love castles too, but never had a lot of opportunities to discover them (it's not like you could find them everywhere aha ;))

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    1. I most definitely did, it made for a brilliant day :) Thanks for stopping by Catherine!

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  69. I wish there are more place like this where I live. I love see historical places and castels.. people lived here! It's so strange :) thanks for this beautiful "trip" have a lovely day.

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    1. It is certainly one of the benefits to living in a country packed with history! I know, it's a strange concept to imagine people going about their daily lives in a place that is now destined for tourism haha :)

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  70. Oh how magical, I love castles too. I think you've inspired me to be more proactive and get visiting some more!
    P.S. great boots!

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  71. this is that kind of place I fell in love with. So classy and fabulous well everything is so well combined.
    Love all of these photos.
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    1. You and me both, well-restored/maintained historical places can be fascinating (and beautiful!) to walk through. Thanks Mari!

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  72. Please forgive me, but I find those wax figures a little scary. I would imagine how they would come to life after dark, to chase me down the hallways:) Though in daylight the castle looks absolutely stunning and I completely understand your love for castles like this:)

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    1. Consider yourself forgiven - they were creepy as hell at times ;) The castle truly was spectacular, thanks for stopping by Mitzie!

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  73. I was born in Warwickshire and visited this castle a few years back
    really cool to see this again
    that really high tower with all the stairs almost killed me though haha!

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  74. Hello,

    So beautiful ! :D

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  75. Very nice Castle! I love Castle too, I went 3 times to Versailles Castle (I'm french). I also would love to visit Loire Valley Castles (Châteaux de la Loire) - if you love castles you should go there.
    Your post remind me of Downton Abbey, I love this show!
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    1. How brilliant; I've only ever visit the palace of Versailles once, though the experience has stayed with me forever! Thanks for your recommendation Aurelie :)

      Gabrielle x

      ps. so glad to hear this reminded you of Downton Abbey!

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  76. What an amazing settlement and the views are amazing!
    Loving how they've recreated the daily life in the castle :)

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