Tuesday, 10 May 2011
A Ride Out to Highcliffe Castle
Bayley and I had a lovely cycle ride today along to Highcliffe Castle. It's actually a modern castle, built between 1831 and 1836, as one mans fantasy. And built on the same spot where previously his Grandfather, Lord Bute, had his cliff top mansion.
Although I couldn't go inside because of having Bayley with me, the grounds and woods are beautiful to walk around.
One thing I will say is, that it was great to see the English flag, and not the Union Jack, flying, as seen in the above image.
On the right one can just see the large seating area for tea and cakes.
A beautiful walk through the Castle grounds and woods.
On the way back stopping off for a walk for Bayley and a ride for me along the cliff top. You can just see Bayley peeping from the left waiting for me to stop and take this photo.