The magnificent Tattershall Castle appears to erupt from the flat Lincolnshire landscape, a magnificent 15th century building looked after by the National Trust. Built by Ralph Cromwell (Lord Treasurer of England) between 1434-1447 to display his wealth
The Christmas fayre was being held in a large marquee & inside on the ground floor of the castle. These dried fruit wreaths smelt amazing and I intended to buy one after exploring the castles six floors but completely forgot to go back!
Flemish tapestries in the Audience Chamber – depected here are Alexander and the daughter of Darius, Jephthah greeted by his daughter and Eliezer presenting Rebecca to Abraham.
Lord Cromwell had a plaster purse pictured on the castles huge fireplaces so no one forget about his wealth
Certainly didn’t imagine an 18th century Dovecote would be on one of the floors.
Leaded light casting a beautiful glow across the weathered brickwork
It was easy to imagine the hustle and bustle of people in the castle going about their business in the huge rooms, hearing voices echoing down the beautiful brick corridors and seeing the stunning stained glass window colours illuminated on the floor.
Fog which accompanied our day had almost cleared giving great views across Lincolnshire. According to signs you can see Boston Stump & Lincoln Cathedral, so on a clear day the view really must be amazing.
Around the battlements
After exploring and feeling a little windswept a warming bag of freshly roasted Chestnuts from one of the traders at the Christmas fayre was required, at least that’s what our children informed us
As there are only 38 days until Christmas I can’t help but share a bit of twinkle
The castle is open during weekends for the Winter months