Just a wee drive outside London, this ancient castle stands as testament to the fact that a short day trip can leave one ... More
Just a wee drive outside London, this ancient castle stands as testament to the fact that a short day trip can leave one feeling truly transported to a far-off time and place. Basically a fortified pair of islands, the estate is known for its impeccably manicured grounds, impressive stone architecture, and beautiful country vistas. What's more, due to staunch conservation efforts, the facility's unique aviaries have become almost more well known than the castle itself. See website for complete visitation particulars, including private event info. Check website for open hours, as they change seasonally.
The castle and priory of Tynemouth stand on a rocky headland called Pen Bal Crag, once occupied by a Saxon
monastery from the 7th Century. Of the visible remains, the Benedictine Priory was founded in the 11th century. It ...
The River Cam was first bridged at what is now Magdalene College . The early town settlement relied on nearby
Castle Hill as a defensive position. The Normans reinforced this in their famed motte and bailey style. The mound ...
Situated north of York, Castle Howard is the perfect example of an English stately home set in a thousand acres
of sweeping parkland. It is the ancestral home of the Howards and has been so for the last 300 ...