Monday, 20 June 2016

Brighton Whisky Festival 2016

We've just returned from a lovely weekend away in Brighton, attending the Brighton Whisky Festival and Arundel Castle!

Whisky Festival in full swing

I had never been to Brighton before, so it was good to have a walk about. I really want to go back at some point, because there were some seriously amazing shops - all very 'me'! So one day I will arrange a shopping trip with some friends, for sure!

Brighton Pavilion
The festival itself was really good fun. There was lots to look at, and 15 or so exhibitors with whisky from all over the world, so Dave was in his element!

We could come and go, so we went for a wander outside in the shopping streets every so often. We finished the day off by going to see the Pavilion, which I have always wanted to see. It's so pretty!

Dinner consisted of some of the best pizza I have ever had in Franco Manca - highly recommended!! All in all, it was a really great day! Our legs hurt afterwards though!

The next day, we visited Arundel Castle on our way home! I went once as a child but couldn't remember anything about the visit, so it was good to go and see it properly. The castle was first built in 1067, and it's so impressive. It's been beautifully restored over the years and is currently home to the Duke of Norfolk and his family.

Added bonus; there was a medieval event being hosted this weekend, so there was a lot more to see in addition to the castle itself! There was everything from falconry to battles, and stalls with blacksmiths and leathercraft - something for everyone.

It wouldn't be a day out unless I managed to find myself an owl or falcon to hold, so here is Toby the Eagle Owl!

Love his eyes!

How did you spend your weekend? A belated Happy Fathers Day to all of the Dad's in the UK, for yesterday!

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