Sunday, 11 December 2016

Saffron Walden

Another museum trip was on the cards last week, and as we hadn't been to Saffron Walden for almost three years we decided to pay it another visit. A beautiful, idyllic looking town on north-west borders of Essex (almost in Hertfordshire), it was however a bit of a difficult drive as its not well sign-posted (;-/). But with that aside, we had a good time and visited the castle (which is being restored!), and the museum :)

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a copy of the magna carta:  photo DSCF1178_zpsanxaagjh.jpg

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A market town since 1141, the castle was built at a similar time (during the anarchy), by the 1st earl of Essex: Geoffrey de Mandeville, who wished to reinforce his power over the borough. Only the ruins remain today, but hopefully not for long :)

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