Friday, November 5, 2010

Twizel Castle

On the Coldstream to Berwick Road one sees an old bridge by the new road. Above it on a rocky cliff is this impressive ruin. From what I can gather it was variously a house, a castle, a house again and then a folly. Unfortunately the local access is poor and no proper way to get inside without climbing over a wire fence. But its worth a visit for its magnificent location perched on a cliff over the Twizel River. There are also several walks. Again this location suffers from limited parking, only about 2/3 cars can fit.