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Cumbria Adventure: The Druid Circle, Old Farmhouse Pub/Restaurant, Holly Trinity Church & Millom Castle

Cumbria View Panorama

Cumbria View Panorama

Simon and I planned an adventure out in Cumbria to see The Druid Stone Circle and Millom Castle, both sites neither of us have visited before. We found the sites on The Modern Antiquarian.

While traipsing through a field looking for The Druid Stone Circle, we found this wonderful altar:

The Druid Circle - Altar

The Druid Circle – Altar

Me sat on the altar

Me sat on the altar

Then we saw the circle. The stones are smaller than the stones at Castlerigg but nonetheless beautiful:

The Druid Circle Cumbria

The Druid Circle Cumbria

(Note to Seekers of the Circle: After the cattle grid the circle is on the right.)

Simon at The Druid Circle Cumbria

Simon at The Druid Circle Cumbria

Me at The Druid Circle Cumbria

Me at The Druid Circle Cumbria

We had dinner at Old Farmhouse Pub/Restaurant near Ulverston. The atmosphere and food were both delightful:

Me Old Farmhouse Pub / Restaurant Sign

Me Old Farmhouse Pub / Restaurant Sign

Simon Old Farmhouse Pub / Restaurant

Simon Old Farmhouse Pub / Restaurant

Me Old Farmhouse Pub / Restaurant

Me Old Farmhouse Pub / Restaurant

Then we headed to Millom Castle:

Millom Castle Cumbria Sign

Millom Castle Cumbria Sign

Millom Castle Cumbria

Millom Castle Cumbria

We thought the entrance might be through the Holly Trinity Church. The church was a little gem of ancient architecture in it’s own right:

Millom Castle Cumbria Holy Trinity Church Gates

Millom Castle Cumbria Holy Trinity Church Gates

Millom Castle Cumbria Holy Trinity Church

Millom Castle Cumbria Holy Trinity Church

Millom Castle Cumbria Holy Trinity Church

Millom Castle Cumbria Holy Trinity Church

We quickly discovered that Millom Castle is in private ownership with no access to the public. This was a huge shame as from the photos you can see that it was an exquisite ruin:

Millom Castle Cumbria

Millom Castle Cumbria

Millom Castle Cumbria

Millom Castle Cumbria

Millom Castle Cumbria

Millom Castle Cumbria

Millom Castle Cumbria Holy Trinity Church Information Board

Millom Castle Cumbria Holy Trinity Church Information Board

The information board appeared uncared for but the Castle was not. The private owners had scaffolding up and were living in the castle. This indicates that the owners want to restore the Castle to it’s former glory. Let’s hope they do and then open the doors to the public.

We had a great day out, dubbed our Cumbria Adventure.

Write soon,

Antony



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