Windsor Castle gives you the chance to snoop around a royal residence and track the history of the English monarchy. ... More
Windsor Castle gives you the chance to snoop around a royal residence and track the history of the English monarchy. There's been a royal castle here since the time of William the Conqueror, though it has been altered and rebuilt through the centuries. The castle is huge, so people tend to head for the most spectacular bits; the State Apartments, St. George's Chapel, the Gallery and the delightful Queen Mary's Dolls' House. Works of art, antique furniture, curiosities and impressive architecture reflect the tastes of many different royal generations. Crowds and queues are the norm in summer, so leave plenty of time.
Castle Bromwich Gardens has over 500 species of plants from the period of 1680 1740. The hall itself dates back
to 1599, and its walled gardens have been lovingly recreated. In addition there is a Holly Maze that copies ...
Carrickfergus Castle was built by John de Courcy after the Norman invasion of Ireland in the 12th century. The walls
are a meter thick with several impressive defense features like arrow slits, twin portcullises and a "murder hole" for ...
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 ...