THE [over] 900 YEAR OLD FORTRESS

Today we made the trip out of York and headed to Skipton Castle. From what the signs situated at the entrance tell me, Skipton Castle "is one of the best preserved medieval castles in England". Immediately I was taken by the beauty of the castle! I was astounded by the age and history of this 900 year(plus) old fortress…WOW! This castle has been around for a looooooooong time! During my self-guided tour, I took the time to imagine what it would be like to be a Lord or Lady, living in this magnificent home. The bed chambers, the retreating room, the kitchen, the dungeon, the watch towers… everything, I was in awe of it all. I thought about what life was like 1000 years ago … and then I thought about what life could possibly look like 1000 years from now. In that moment, I felt very insignificant and realised that my story is only a very small part of a very, very, very long never-ending story!!! Wow!