Friday, August 30, 2013

UK Trip Blog #50: Our Pics in the Sudeley Garden/Inside Exhibits

A misleading sign- it went to one large room
Judging from the last several blog postings, you can tell that we spent a lot of time in the gardens of Sudeley Castle, or in the chapel where Queen Katherine Parr is entombed. Why?  Because the exhibits inside the castle were awful.
View of Sudeley Castle from the Tithe Barn ruins

EXHIBITS NOT WORTH EXHIBITING - The castle proper isn't open to the public. The only areas open for public viewing were two large rooms on two separate floors. The room upstairs had a lace exhibit. There was one small fragment cut from Katharine Parr's gown, scavaged from when they kept opening her coffin to check in on her. The walls of the room are painted with large cartoon-like forms of notable figures from the Tudor Era. There was a short 15 minute documentary-style film about the life of Katherine Parr, which was about the only thing worthwhile inside the castle.

Rob at the Tithe Barn garden

Tom at the Tithe Barn garden
  The guidebook states that the castle was deteriorating, and the Dent family (fourth generation in the house) had to "regretfully" open the castle to the public to raise much needed funds. Sadly, it showed. The exhibit downstairs consisted of Dent family memorabilia, framed family photos, and samples of the gloves that made the Dent family fortune. We did, however, enjoy the gardens.


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next