The couple missionaries had a day planned to go to Alnwick Castle north of Newcastle on Saturday May 10th. It is about three hours away from Sheffield. So we thought we would go up on Friday and see some other things along the way. The drive was just as exciting as the castles.
This is Middleham Castle which is two miles south of Leyburn. It is set in the delightful little Wensleydale market town. It was traditionally the favorite home of Richard III and was certainly a northern power-base.
Elder Allen loves to explore and climb the stairs. He is probably not as excited as I am. I love old ruins.
I love how the flowers and plants just grow out of the wall of this castle.
The wind was really blowing and it was cold at the top. I love looking over the countryside.
This hill is where the first castle use to stand.