More ROS locations from my UK Adventure
Wells Cathedral (The Chapter House) - Aka the happiest moment of my day in Somerset. Just imagine Michael Praed running up these steps.
I was amused when I went into the place where Marion’s room should have been to find Ravenscar Abbey instead.
Various ROS castle filming locations I saw on my UK Adventure:
1) Caldicott Castle - Gwent, Wales (I only saw the exterior of it since they had a re-enactment show going on)
2) Chepstow Castle - Chepstow, Wales (Sadly I did not get to go to this one because I was short on time but there was a picture of it in a restaurant. Next time perhaps)
3) Bamburgh Castle - Northumberland (Seen from afar from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne; alas, I did not get any closer)
4) Alnwick Castle - Northumberland (This was one of the stops on the tour so I got to walk the grounds, tour inside, etc. It was HUGE and was a major filming location for a lot of films and TV shows. Recognize this wall in particular?)
GUY NO! GUY STOP! DON’T KILL ARTHUR!
This is kind of relevant, right?
From the Hooded Man convention (5/3/14-5/4/14)
1) Robin from Bowlore, a medieval group that specialized in archery/swordplay/stick fighting demonstrations and lessons. He even had a replica of Abion
2) Esta Charkham (producer), Andrew Orton (author of Hooded Man), Nickolas Grace (Sheriff of Nottingham), and Beth Charkham (casting director) pose for a picture
3) Jason Connery (Robert of Huntington), Mark Ryan (Nasir), and the Bowlore company on the last day just before heading out
After coming home I realized I need to binge-watch Robin Of Sherwood AND get my parents to watch it. Over the next few days I’ll be sure to upload pictures from various adventures ROS-related.
At the Hooded Man convention I bought a book called Hooded Man Volume One by Andrew Orton (who was there and signed it) and started reading it yesterday on the plane. It’s REALLY good so far so after I’m done with it I’ll probably post a review since it focuses on Michael’s seasons of Robin Of Sherwood (volume 2 is coming out in November and will focus on Jason’s season).
The book is essentially the first book that talks about Robin Of Sherwood in depth including detailed analyses on each episode, a location guide, maps, and anecdotes and goofs on set as well as history on the legend and how Kip Carpenter came about creating it. For those interested you can purchase the book here (it’s on sale).