May 2009

30 May 2009 - Deal (Walmer Castle), England

Walmer Castle and its beautiful formal gardens are a major attraction for visitors. The official residence of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports since the 18th Century. Famous Lords Warden have included Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Sir Winston Churchill, William Pitt the Younger, and the Duke of Wellington (of the Battle of Waterloo fame). Wellington lived ...Read Deal (Walmer Castle) blog»
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29 May 2009 - Deal (Deal Castle), England

Deal castle is one of the most impressive forts built by Henry VIII between 1539 and 1540 as an artillery fortress to counter the threat of invasion from Catholic France and Spain. It is shaped like a Tudor rose, being perfectly symmetrical, with a low, circular keep at its centre. Around the circumference of the keep are six bastions, with a further series ...Read Deal (Deal Castle) blog»
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24 May 2009 - Chester (Beeston Castle), England

Beeston Castle is a former Royal castle in Beeston, Cheshire, England, perched on a rocky sandstone crag 350 feet (110 m) above the Cheshire Plain. It was built in the 1220s by Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, (1170–1232), on his return from the Crusades. In 1237, Henry III took over the ownership of Beeston, and it was kept in good repair until t ...Read Chester (Beeston Castle) blog»
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10 May 2009 - Hedingham (Castle Hedingham), England

Hedingham Castle in Essex, England, is a Norman motte and bailey castle with a stone keep. The stone keep survives in a very good state of preservation to this day and is open to the public. The keep stands approximately 35m high and commands the countryside around it from its elevated position atop the ringwork. The castle was besieged twice, in 1216 and 1 ...Read Hedingham (Castle Hedingham) blog»
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