Thursday, October 13, 2016

Minard Castle

Maybe every beach should have its own castle. And not necessarily one made of sand that washes away with the next tide.

In 1650, this castle was attacked by Oliver Cromwell. First they shelled it with artillery (cannonballs), then they sent troops to dig in beneath the walls, place gunpowder, and then blow the place up. Walter Hussey and his men were killed when the upper part of the castle collapsed. But what's left has now stood for almost 400 years.

The beach is an impressive boulder rampart in itself - a little more about this same place over at Gravel Beach.

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