20 January 2009

Where are we????
Clue no2

Thanks to Martin Collier for this one, so I guess we may be a little further south this time? I don't know the answer though!

20 comments:

billy said...

is it Edinburgh Castle ?

Martin said...

close Billy

billy said...

the only other one i can think of is Craigmillar Castle,mary queen of scots used to hang around there,is it fit for a queen?

e.tuck said...

Warwick!

Sue and Liza said...

Dover?

Martin said...

googleing is not the answer!

Perhaps Lesley will post the second picture!!

billy said...

is it in scotland or even northumberland,or are the notice bords the same all over

Martin said...

Billy I think English Heritage also applies to the South!

Clue 1.

Used as a dower for most of its life!

DEREK LEWIS said...

How about Leeds Castle, Kent.

The Makem

big mo said...

I have not got A clue.

big mo said...

Cardiff castle.

Martin said...

Here we go a little ditty with more than enough clues.

Used as a dower for most of its life
Given by Henry to three of his wives
Jill takes the dogs there when the weather is fine
It was instead of a haywain in 1829
Its on the downs where people go hiking
In 2012 it will be used for ........ ......

It's supposed to rhyme

Sue and Liza said...

Is wikipedia-ing the answer?? Give me a chance, I'm a northerner and know nowt about the sarf (as Mark would say!)

e.tuck said...

Ok - I am going to take a leaf out of Mark's book - throw every thing at it!!

Bletchingly
Oatlands
Hever
Hampton
Eltham

ed and rebecca said...

Hadleigh Castle in Essex

e.tuck said...

PS
Love the top photo - very atmospheric

Martin said...

It is indeed Hadleigh Castle

About 4 miles from us along the downs.

ed and rebecca said...

It looks lovely. We've not been there but Martin's poetic clue helped us guess!

Lesley 2 said...

Well done Ed & Becs

Martin said...

Just to explain the poor rhyme

Henry VIII gave the castle as a dower (pension in case of his death) to three of his wives - I've run out of castles myself ;-)

John Constable painted it in 1829 from sketches he took in 1814.

It is the mountain biking venue for 2012 Olympics.