Tuesday, 29 November 2011

The Enchanted Castle

At the weekend we went to the Enchanted Castle at the beautiful Crathes Castle near Banchory.  We've been here several times in the past but have never seen it quite like this!


At the entrance our tickets were exchanged for glow sticks to be worn as necklaces or head gear!


Unfortunately my camera is not good enough to be able to capture the castle in all its glory.  The entire tower was covered in continually changing light projections - fish swimming, fireworks exploding, multi-coloured patchwork sqaures etc.  There were fire ball swingers and fire breathers on the lawn outside the castle and a magician in the courtyard.



I've been painting castles in shades of red, pink, orange and yellow for years - it was good to see these colours on the real thing!


There was a walk around the grounds where the trees and pond were lit by colourful lights, and the walled garden was especially magical.



The only slight negative was the huge number of visitors.  We went fairly early and it was very, very busy.  For anyone who plans to visit next year, if you don't have young children with you I'd recommend going as late in the evening as you can.  It was open from 5-10pm.

3 comments:

  1. OOOh how beautiful! So fab that you got to see the castle in your vibrant colours!
    Ali x
    How did you get the glow stick to hover there?!!

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  2. It looks magical! So sparkly...looks like a great visit, despite the crowds.
    Liz x

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