I fell under a charm by this castle, built in the 14th century, destroyed during the Civil War. Ruins? Not totally. There is still a lot to explore: rooms, arches, spiral staircases, a tower partly intact over a few floors, offering a splendid view over the lake from the top… In the Tudor times, an amazing, complex garden surrounded the building. It’s all gone, sadly, although I have hope that someday, someone might want to recreate it. Meanwhile, wander through the park, you’ll find a grotto there, hiding benches for a moment of peace… Back in the castle, the walls echo the laughs of children playing, pretending to be knights or princes, inventing a hundred adventures. A great family day out.