So I broke into a castle today


Disclaimer: Traipsing around any kind of ruined structure can be incredibly dangerous and should never be attempted.


Some young vagabond(s) had forced open the door of Doughiska Castle in Merlin Park forest, which for me turned it into a veritable wonderland. The keep is wonderfully intact, to the point that I was able to make it up onto the roof of the castle, explore most of the rooms and cells and even go down into the cellar. A manifest lack of torch and flashgun, combined with a very short time limit put me off getting more photos, although I really want to get back into the castle before I leave on Wednesday.

Mayhap I can bug out of work early on Sunday and make a beeline for this magnificent building.

All I really got from the castle were some excellent infrared photos:

Doughiska Castle

The Keep

Looking down




Commented Saturday May 12, 2007 at 04:02

I’ll be very, very disappointed if you don’t get some pictures of the inside.


Commented Saturday May 12, 2007 at 04:04

Nevermind, I checked your Flickr photos. Get more.


Commented Saturday May 12, 2007 at 20:25

Yes ma’am


Commented Sunday May 13, 2007 at 20:40

Did you get more?


Commented Monday May 14, 2007 at 09:51

Nice work! I particularly like the first infrared, very nice.


Commented Monday May 14, 2007 at 13:07

Right as I type this I’m on my way out the door to get some more – hopefully all will go well.

Doughiska castle revisited | (New) World Photography

Commented Thursday December 10, 2009 at 14:21

[...] before I left for the United States of America in mid-2007, I paid a visit to Merlin Park Castle/Doughiska Castle, which is currently located on the forested grounds of [...]

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