Up on the roof at Tattershall Castle

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

SGP_4378 Tattershall Castle_Susan Guy SGP_4355 Tattershall Castle_Susan Guy SGP_4354 Tattershall Castle_Susan GuyThe 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!
SGP_4245 Tattershall Castle_Susan GuyFlemish 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.
4271 4272 4282 4286 Tattershall Castle_Susan GuyLord Cromwell had a plaster purse pictured on the castles huge fireplaces so no one forget about his wealth
SGP_4265 Tattershall Castle_Susan Guy SGP_4264 Tattershall Castle_Susan GuyCertainly didn’t imagine an 18th century Dovecote would be on one of the floors.
SGP_4279 Tattershall Castle_Susan GuyLeaded light casting a beautiful glow across the weathered brickwork

SGP_4297 Tattershall Castle Lantern_Susan GuyIt 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.

SGP_4253 Tattershall Castle_Susan Guy SGP_4248 Tattershall Castle_Susan Guy SGP_4290 Tattershall Castle_Susan GuyWith sunken handrail for assistance the 149 spiral staircase steps beckoned to be climbed in order to reach the roof. I couldn’t help but pause occasionally to read old graffiti.

7SGP_4345 Tattershall Castle_Susan Guy SGP_4345 Tattershall Castle_Susan Guy SGP_4344 Tattershall Castle_Susan GuyFog 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.
SGP_4310 Tattershall Castle_Susan GuyAround the battlements
SGP_4301 Tattershall Castle_Susan Guy SGP_4319 Tattershall Castle_Susan Guy SGP_4337 Tattershall Castle_Susan Guy SGP_4312 Tattershall Castle_Susan Guy SGP_4321 Tattershall Castle_Susan Guy SGP_4330 Tattershall Castle_Susan Guy SGP_4334 Tattershall Castle_Susan GuyAfter 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
Roasted Chestnuts at Tattershall Castle_Susan GuyAs there are only 38 days until Christmas I can’t help but share a bit of twinkle

4361 4363 4364 4368 Tattershall Castle_Susan GuyQuick glimpse of the church seen in the aerial photo from the tower, hopefully on our next visit we will see inside
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The castle is open during weekends for the Winter months

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