I was born just 6.5 miles from Bungay castle and as strange as it seems this is the first time in my life that I have been. What is more strange is that until this week I was unaware of it’s significance. So how is it that on the numerous times I have been to Bungay it has remained hidden? The truth is that it is not visible from any of the main roads and unless you actually seek it out it will remain hidden. I have even asked many of my friends and none of them knew of its location although many thought they had heard of it. So once I knew, I had to find it and paint it for this weeks sketch. Bigod’s castle as it more correctly named begun being built in 1163 by Hugh Bigod who was the powerful Earl of Suffolk. More detail on it’s history can be found here http://www.britainexpress.com/attractions.htm?attraction=4721 .
Entrance (with a small charge) can be gained through Jesters Tea rooms and although not extensive it is still interesting and worth a visit. However you can just see the Castle as shown in my sketch from the park.