While in Kent, we took a short trip up the Medway to visit Upton Castle.
This is an Elizabethan Artillery fort, to protect the Navy docks further up river.
Between the car park and the castle is the delightful village of Upnor, which demanded I take photos. I hope the residents don’t mind.
We then entered the castle, which the Dutch Navy raided in 1667, as Rochester and the Medway became the main harbour for Royal Navy ships during Henry VIII’s reign..
It overlooks the Medway and is solidly built.
There is the usual tourist paraphanalia, and you can even get married in the Arsenal.
As usual, old and quirky windows and doors caught my attention, plus the spiral staircase from one of the towers
Lots of views from the ramparts. Those wooden spikes look pretty fierce.