Monday, September 12, 2011

Living in the Castle

The shearing shed built in 1863

We have just returned from a 5 day trip where we were in residence in a traditional castle - yes, a real castle - Kings Plains Castle situated on an unsealed road between Glen Innes and Inverell.

As the only guests, for the first 2 days we settled in but with car problems, we had to stay another 2 nights and with the owners away, we took over as Lord and Lady of the Castle as well as custodianship of the property complete with cattle (Angus, no less).

We toured the 1860s shearing sheds, inspected the graveyard and visited the local national park via the farm ute. We spent many hours sitting in front of the wood fire....... it was genuine Scottish weather!