July’s Letter from the Curator (2017)

Dear Friends, Warmth at last and blue skies . We are feverishly planting bedding flowers and enjoying the scent of the lavender.  I have caught more than one gardener speaking to the bees and butterflies as they dance around the blooms in the herb garden. The river Dove is also proving a happy place for paddling in the cool waters … Read More

June’s Letter from the Curator (2017)

Dear Friends, As I write we have Vikings standing in the office eating cheese sandwiches. That makes a change from Henry VIII who is often here too having a cup of coffee (I wonder if the real Henry VIII would have liked coffee as this one does).Life at this castle is both hilarious and fascinating. The school that is in … Read More

April’s Letter from the Curator (2017)

Dear Friends, We are so delighted to be opening again this Easter weekend. It seems like forever since we had families stretched out in the sun and children running about enjoying the grassy freedom of the Castle. Of course we have had lots of private bookings such as weddings and cream teas and overnight ghost hunts but there is nothing … Read More

March’s Letter from the Curator (2017)

Dear Friends, The is much excitement here at the castle as the build up is underway for the great Easter opening as a crowd of Vikings surge into the castle and going to thrill everyone – and scare a few too. As the real Vikings came in their dragon prowed ships up the river Trent and the Dove past the … Read More

January’s Letter from the Curator (2017)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I know it is a bit miserable getting back to work or routines when Christmas is so full of feasting and fun and just having a great time with family and friends. It is the thought of mornings that are dark and often bitterly cold and there is very little money flying about after the extravagances of … Read More