Now that I’m doing my masters in Medieval Studies, I’ve been a bit too busy to do much writing for this blog. However, I visited Okehampton Castle last October. Here are some photos!
Here is the first photo I took of the castle. I was pretty far away at the time, but very excited to see it! Even as ruins, Okehampton Castle is really impressive. It makes me wonder what medieval people thought when they saw it for the first time in its glory days. (This photo doesn’t really do justice to how high up on the hill it is.)
Maybe this photo will give a better idea of the hill? (No. It doesn’t really. The hill is REALLY big.)
There we go! This gives a better idea of Okehampton Castle’s scale. The gatehouse’s ruins are on the left.
It was a foggy morning that day. By the time I got to the castle the fog had almost (but not entirely!) lifted. This made for some really cool photographs.
Here’s a hole.
There’s some castle. The sunbeams through the fog was magical!
After going through the gatehouse, I went through a corridor (I don’t know the technical term for it). The corridor leads to the rest of the castle. On each side you can see small stone walls. In the Middle Ages they were much higher!
Aren’t these trees lovely?
The fact that the ruins are on a hill makes for some great photographs and shows how intimidating the castle would have been in its glory days.
You can see some autumn leaves here.
I love that I could see the hills through the remaining windows.
One of my favorite photos from this trip!
If I recall correctly, this was part of the kitchen?
Because I took so many photos, I’ll post more in a part two!
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