Rolls-Royce Ghost: super natural
Is the new Rolls-Royce Ghost an unearthly blend of waft and warp speed, or is it just a skinny Phantom?
Posted: 07 Jan 2011
It's here we meet the wonderful and eccentric souls who keep a place like this ticking over, various faces popping up to have a look at the Ghost and without exception announce it as an appropriate piece of kit to be parked outside a castle. We also meet the son of the resident family, the equally wonderful and eccentric Max, whose bat family crest adorns the wind-vane on the roof. Max is one of those people who really doesn't realise quite how engaging he is, or quite how exceptional somewhere like Chillingham can seem. He happily tours us through a castle full of rusty mantraps, suits of elephant armour and swords of every size and shape, enthusing about what a wonderful place the castle is, apparently unaware of how heavy on the edged armaments his family appears to be. He explains the various ghosts and apparitions as if they were naughty family pets who refuse to be trained. Without trying, he has me properly frightened with his practical assessment of the supernatural.