Outlaws, Opressors and OXFORD CASTLE

Story & photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM

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The suave & debonair Travelling Gourmet goes to the University town of Oxford and explores an ancient Castle full of ghosts, cells & tales of tortured souls…

MALMAISON is a hotel that used to be a jail. It means in French, ‘bad house”. Next to it is Oxford Castle that also used to be a jail full, and I mean, FULL of prisoners. Another tale of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man. Thankfully, those days are long gone and now it is a museum that is fascinating to visit.

I strolled in to see huge walls so sturdy and worn by time but still in good nick as it were. Inside I saw the well stocked Gift Shop with many really nice souvenirs to bring back to remember your visit. I began my tour and goosebumps appeared on my skin as I felt a chill in the air…There is an eerie feel to this place. You can almost hear the wails and screams of the tortured prisoners echo in the dark corridors. They even used to make the prisoners turn a wheel round and round for no reason other than to punish them with ‘hard labour’

To be continued…

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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