In the walled garden you will find stone mushrooms, or that’s what they resemble.
These Stathel Stanes, (aka Rick Stones or Staddle Stones) were used in the old times as bases for corn ricks in order to keep them off the wet ground, improve ventilation and to provide an impediment to rats and mice from eating the hard-won grain.
Sometimes entire granaries were balanced on such foundations. Ours keep falling over so I can’t think how they built granaries on them.
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Some kind words from our previous guests…
“We had such a lovely stay at the castle for the Luthman/Snell wedding. The breakfasts, cocktail hours and our dinner on Sunday evening were all equally wonderful and fit for Royalty! Thank you so much for the hospitality and making us feel so welcome in your castle-home”. April 2016