A new photo of the beautiful city of Canterbury in Kent and surrounding area every day.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle was built in the reign of Henry VIII as part of his defence strategy against the attacks of European Catholic forces.
In 1708 it became the official residence of the Lord Warden of Cinque Ports.
It was also the place where the Duke of Wellington died (14 September 1852) and, apparently, his spirit is still there.

5 comments:

Parisian Heart said...

Fabulous shot! 'Makes me wanna stand right there, drink in the surroundings, and then perhaps wander inside.

Ms M said...

Fantastic shot! And I'm always up for the legends, the stories about spirits that roam an old dwelling...

from cali said...

That looks like an opening shot from a movie in the 1930's. Ghosts too? This photo has it all. Very atmospheric.

Petrea said...

It's going on my list of things I must see. Parisian Heart, you think like I do.

Kelly said...

I love this shot! The black and white was a great choice!