BtP made a trip to the wilds of Dorset, deep in
the West of England, to prospect the
environs of Lulworth.
The following photographs may be helpful for orienting yourself as you approach the venue for Procol Harum's concert on 7 July.
It's signs like these that will lead you to the right place
The castle creeps up on you suddenly as you bowl along ... this sign is directly outside
You'll go in through this gateway. If you're on horseback, be wary of the cattle grid
The gig's on a Friday: notice that you can't explore the place, tourist-wise, on Saturdays.
Sweeping up the drive one gets a first glimpse of the castle itself.
Procol Harum, posterised as a Forthcoming Event
Looking back down the drive from the top of the castle
Looking down towards the audience arena
View across the roof ... all that central part was rebuilt very lately: the castle was gutted by fire in 1929
A webmaster gazes across the greensward towards where Procol will perform on 7 July
Looking down the field towards the performance area: this will all be crowd on the night in question
This is actually the back of the castle,
finished in any-old stone. The other side is dressed in the fine local Portland
so as to present a suitable aspect to the various visiting monarchs who have used it as a hunting lodge down the ages.
Tourists contemplate the castle and associated buildings
The stables, and the buttercup fields which will soon be car-parking
Pleasant enough environs for any who do not suffer from hay-fever. With luck the season will be over by the time Procol Harum play
The mausoleum or chapel associated with the castle; and a sample of the nearby coastline
Procol dates in 2006
Online booking for Procol Harum at Lulworth Castle