This is a picture of Riber Castle near Matlock. Our friends in Lea told us that this place is a ‘foley’, or a ‘fake castle’. In Andrew’s words, he said “Some chap in the late 1800s looked atop the hill and said, ‘I fancy myself a castle.’ So he built one to show off his money.” From the boards at the bottom of the ‘castle’ it’s obvious the structure is under some sort of construction. We learned that this ‘castle’ is being renovated to become apartments. Not only would it be a neat place to live because of the structure, but the view of the town of Matlock isn’t so bad either.
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Pepper Basham writes Blue Ridge romances sprinkled with grace and humor. She is a regular contributor of Christian Fiction Online Magazine and blogger at The Writer's Alley. A mom of five, speech-language pathologist, crazy-hat wearer, and lover of chocolate, you can find her chatting about life or giving book reviews on her personal blog, Words Seasoned with Salt. Pepper is represented by the classy and prolific Rachel McMillan of the William K Jensen Literary Agency View all posts by pepperbasham