Part of the civilizing additions of the 17th Century the Tapestry Bedroom houses a collection of rare Flemish tapestries including the arras hangings made in 1682 for this very room.
Modern scientific tests show that the holly tree which the tower was built around, died in about 1372 when it was deprived of daylight. Holly is a pagan and Christian symbol of life and luck, and as some people believe infallible against lightning, fiends, and fairies.
In active use between 1640 and 1938. Containing a well dug straight into the Old Red Sandstone rock on which the Castle is founded and out of which it is constructed, a beautiful room rather than every chef’s dream.