The Skipton Castle has witnessed many major historical events, from the Crusades to the Civil War. However, it is remarkably ... More
The Skipton Castle has witnessed many major historical events, from the Crusades to the Civil War. However, it is remarkably well preserved and a visit here makes for a fun and interesting day out for all the family. Highlights include the grand banqueting hall and what must have been a very chilly bedchamber and privy. Those of a nervous disposition should probably avoid the trip into the dingy dungeon where visitors are often plunged into darkness for minutes at a 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 ...
The castles of Beaumaris and Harlech (largely the work of the greatest military engineer of the time, James of St
George) and the fortified complexes of Caernarfon and Conwy are located in the former principality of Gwynedd, in north ...
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 ...