Another castle - hope you are not getting bored with castles but we seem to have visited quite a few last year - so we are back in August
Set in tranquil grounds in the riverside village of Upner stands this rare exanple of an Elizabethan artillery fortress. It was built on the orders of Queen Elizabeth I in 1559 to defend her warships moored in the river and Chatham Dockyard. It proved ineffective in 1667 when the Dutch sailed up the river to attack the British fleet at anchor
It was also used to store gun powder for the Navy
It is now used as a wedding venue!
sitting on gun powder barrels!
Quite a step up if you wanted to get up here
List of officers in charge back to 1648
Upnor village next