Little old castle way up on top of the hill
St Hilarian Castle Travel Blog› entry 14 of 20 › view all entries
I head north to further explore this foreign territory of the
The castle is consisting of three parts - part one is the first area you will enter from the ticket office and the second and third part is further up the hill. There are some remains of the old rooms of the castle and there is also several old cisterns used to collect the water to make the castle self sufficient in case of a siege. I guess there is no underground water supply on this pretty barren hill in the dry mountain range.
The second part of the castle is probably the best preserved and there are several rooms of which one has been turned into a café which was currently closed probably because it is out of season and not many people is wondering around on top of the mountains in the area. Just as I leave the second part of the castle to go to the third and highest part I stumble upon a strange thing it looks like ice - and I am sweating from walking up hill - it actually also feels like ice so maybe it is actually real ice - I suppose it is getting pretty cold at night in this area during the winter time.
I finally get myself up to the third part of the castle and there is some old ruins but the ruins are actually not the best part of this high part of the castle - the view is the main thing up here. You can look around of a huge part of the coastline of northern