Monday, July 16, 2012

ENGLAND TRIP: Day 5: Part 4: Leeds Castle /What's a Barbican?

a Barbican outside Leeds Castle's entrance
WHAT'S A BARBICAN AND WHY WAS THERE ONE OUTSIDE OF LEEDS CASTLE? 
 Some distance from the entrance of Leeds Castle were what appeared to be ruins of walls with windows. They were a barbican. Basically, a barbican is an outer fortification of a city or castle. It's an outpost or gateway, that acted as an outer defense to a castle.
Barbican ruins at Leeds Castle







VIDEO: We made a short video to give you a look around the barbican. 

NEXT: On to the "White Cliffs of Dover!" 
Window in the Barbican










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