Another day out, another overcast day but this time at Herstmonceux Castle. The daffodils are defying the miserable weather though and add some much needed colour to the drabness of sky. This picture looked a bit flat originally, so I thought the colour of the daffodils should be emphasised.
The name Herstmonceux comes from the name of the original place, a Manor named ‘Herst’ which was given to a man called Wilbert by William the Conqueror. Some time after a lady of that family married another Norman nobleman named Ingleram de Monceux. The manor became known as ‘the Herst of Monceux’. You can read more about the history of Herstmonceux Castle here.
The photos above and below are the standard views of the castle that you can find by searching Google Images. You can see here how grey the day was. To view these photos full size, click on them.