It’s Sunday. A very wet and windy Sunday here in Yorkshire. So let’s go on a trip to beautiful Switzerland.
This time let’s return to a place we visited so many times. Schloss Spiez. Spiez Castle.
Work on the castle started in 933 by the King of Burgundy. The tower was added in the 12th century. Over the years it has been transformed from castle to a gloriously romantic residence.
In all the times we visited here we never once went inside the castle. Son is not keen on confined spaces. But you can walk around the outside and the gardens for free.
Son loved coming here from the hotel. It was only a 5 minute walk. It was always quiet. He always has had to stand next to his knight pal Adrian Von Bubenberg.
The Castle Church is stunning. So peaceful inside.
If you time the trip well you can sample the local wine from castles vineyards.
The castle offers stunning views across Lake Thun and the surrounding mountains.
The castle dominates the marina area of Spiez.
And on a hot day the gardener puts the water sprinkler on for the kids to play in. One of Sons favourite places ever.