When my uncle visited us in Bloxham for a weekend, we also took him to see Warwick Castle (pronounced – “Warick”), which is northwest of Bloxham up the Banbury Road – and a little northeast of Stratford-upon-Avon along the Warwick-Stratford Road, in Warwickshire, England.
This picture of the town of Warwick, as viewed from Warwick Castle – captures the “dreamy” landscape of the English countryside – despite showing the photo’s age when enlarged.
Warwick Castle is a magnificent castle that was initially built in 1068 by William the Conqueror, and continuously upgraded throughout the years ever since.
This photo is either scratched or that’s the world’s strongest spider web silk you see, but it again displays the beautiful landscape image of a dreamy England.
Here’s the same photo again after cropping, and I love to think that this same scene could have been viewed by someone hundreds of years ago.
This photo of David on the grounds of Warwick Castle is really special for me, because it captures that subtle growing confidence of a young man who is quickly becoming his own man.
Warwick Castle and the beautiful surrounding grounds are a “picture perfect” example of one of the most complete castles in the world – and a tourist favorite in England.
Many castles in the U.K. and Europe were heavily damaged throughout the years, and today are little more than the shells or ruins of their past glory – but Warwick Castle is wonderfully intact.
Our family visited Warwick Castle on a few different occasions since it was just up the road – and it makes for an easy day trip to take visitors on from Bloxham.
The walls of Warwick Castle stand like silent sentinels from the medieval past, reminding us that today’s society has very deep roots back into ages past.
My wife took this photo of my uncle, David and I standing on the grounds of Warwick Castle, and there is so much to see and look at that it really takes all day to visit Warwick Castle.
This is a beautiful picture of the manicured grounds and walls of Warwick Castle; but the reality of life here long ago, wasn’t as proper and picturesque as it looks today.
David attempts to look away from the glaring sun in this photo from the top of a castle wall – while a nearby tower literally “towers” over him in the background.
Another “dreamy” landscape view of the quaint town setting of Warwick just beyond the castle walls, viewed from Warwick Castle on a beautiful day in Warwickshire, England.
A photo taken from one tower of Warwick Castle looking across at a neighboring castle tower – as the River Avon slowly winds its way through the quaint English countryside in the background.
The beauty of looking at the “Old World” through today’s photos, is that the original stone and wood is often still very well preserved – and these sites and their surrounding towns are kept as authentic and natural as possible.
Tourists below take in the sights, while park benches on pea-gravel walkways invite even the casual passers-by to sit for a while and enjoy the view and atmosphere.
This picture goes a long way to explain the special feeling that the English countryside evokes in visitors; ancient castle walls, half-timbered buildings, the slowly meandering River Avon – and a “picture perfect” unobscured view out to the horizon of pleasant green surroundings – is always wonderful to look at.
The sun begins to set on Warwick Castle, and these photos have reached their end – so if you ever get the opportunity to visit Warwick Castle yourself one day – it’s a “must see” in my book! 🙂