Writing Prompt Sundays – Medieval Travel Plans

Writing Prompt – Where would you fly right now if you could hop in a plane?

Let’s assume that this implies we’re not in the middle of a global pandemic because my travel anxiety is high enough without adding in the threat of communicable disease!

I’ve always wanted to travel to Europe to check out all of the castles of the Middle Ages. I’m not sure the extent to which they let you just randomly wander around – if it’s simply a look at the castle walls or you can actually walk the dungeons and towers and explore all sorts of secret passages that for all I know are based more in movies than reality.

When I was a teenager, we had a camping trip at Northern Michigan’s closest equivalent to a castle and I got to ditch my lowly tent on the grounds for an opportunity to actually sleep inside! I don’t remember a whole lot about it, except that the room we stayed in was made of stone and it definitely felt the part to a 14 year-old who’d always looked up to the likes of Robin Hood and the Three Musketeers as veritable role models…

It does make me wonder with so many castles over there, does looking at them ever get “old” as in, “If you’ve seen one castle, you’ve seen ’em all…” or are there enough varieties and details to explore that it’s like people who tour classic churches or museums where there’s always something new to discover?

I don’t know if it will happen before we retire, but it’s definitely a trip that I’d like to make eventually … and if there’s an opportunity to spend the night inside, well, then that’s just a bonus! 😉

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