From Dover we headed towards Leeds Castle ( and home ). It started off rather snowy.
Even though the sun was out it was still a bit cold.
Leeds castle is surrounded by a lake.
It has a gatehouse to stop nasty invaders which has a flood gate which can flood the moat. The gatehouse originally had a drawbridge to the castle, however it was replaced when the Frenchies stopped invading.
As it was cold the moat was frozen. ( Liz and I found it entertaining watching the birds stand on the ice )
Leeds castle was built on two islands, and as well as the drawbridge from the gatehouse to the first castle it also originally had a drawbridge between the first and second castle.
It has some very stunning rooms
Many famous people have lived here including Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII first wife.
But since then it has been renovated, and can still be hired out for weddings and other functions.
As well as the castle being grand, the grounds are stunning.
There is also a maze.
Which Liz liked a lot.
So this ends the roadtrip posts ( for now )