The last photo is the Friary from the top of the Castle. Thankfully the weather cleared up as we headed for the Castle and it was amazing! The inside of Kilcrea Castle wasn't hugely impressive as it's mostly an empty stone shell, but on top of the roof, there was almost like a secret garden and it was gorgeous!
Walking across a field to get to the Castle. We started joking that tiny raptors would come out and nip at our heels since the field was like a mini version of the field in Jurassic Park 2.
This is the smaller tower which you can't really climb up because it's pretty much hollow inside.
On top of the roof of the large tower. This was like a secret garden.
On top of the walls of the roof, looking into the 'secret garden'. It's about 70ft up so I didn't go very far out on the wall...
It's a good thing you can't see my knees shaking. Branden looked terrified with me standing out there and he decided to stay in the stairway.
A view of the distant landscape.
That's the tower we were up on. It was an absolutely amazing place and I was so glad we got to go. I also was shocked at how wide the spiral staircase was as most castles I've visited seem to have tiny, narrow and steep staircases that you practically have to climb like a ladder. There was nobody else out there except our group as this is pretty much off the beaten path and not widely advertised.
And now, for Joshua, some of the sky shots of the day.
From the Friary looking over to the Castle
The ledge on the top of the Castle where I was standing.
Looking up from inside the small tower.
Now that I have thoroughly rubbed in the fact that I live in a magnificently beautiful country, I hope you all have a good weekend and I will see you around blogland next week!