Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Charming movie to watch if you've visited Erice in Sicily
  2. 2 9 Days in Spain
  3. 3 Requesting feedback on proposed itinerary—London, Cornwall, and Wales, June 2018
  4. 4 Barcelona alternative
  5. 5 Train from Polgate to St Pancras
  6. 6 Greece - when is the best time to go for warm but not too crowded?
  7. 7 Christmas Markets France/Germany
  8. 8 Spanish Medical Providers
  9. 9 Help with Portugal Itinerary Please
  10. 10 Paris to Italy
  11. 11 Driving through Paris
  12. 12 Rome or Lisbon during end of November? Please help me pick
  13. 13 May Day 2018 in Slovenia
  14. 14 Planes, Train, and, well, no automobiles
  15. 15 Vacation apartment registration begins in Paris 1 Oct
  16. 16 He Musta Saw Us a-Comin': A Brief, Cautionary Tale about Taxis in Rome
  17. 17 Itinerary for 5 adults, 3 kids, 2 weeks, & 1 holiday adventure!
  18. 18 Road trip with our dog
  19. 19 Frankfurt to UK
  20. 20 Trip Report Stanbr and Lolly visit Eastern Crete
  21. 21 One last lunch in Rome - recommendations near Vatican City please
  22. 22 Paris Neighborhood Help
  23. 23 Trip Report Great Value Vacations - NOT
  24. 24 Electrical Power Conversion
  25. 25 Douro Valley in January?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report English ruined castles

Jump to last reply

Over the last 18 months we've been pottering around the UK and English Ruined Castles is now on the web.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/castles/england/index.html

This mainly covers castles in the north of England. There is little left of many of them and often they are more impressive from the outside.

The list includes Dunstanburgh which must be one of the most dramatic settings in England with its stark ruins reached by a 2km walk along the shore. This belonged to John of Gaunt and you can imagine this as the setting of his famous speech “This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England”
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/castles/england/dunstanburgh/index.html

There is also Warkworth Castle, the power base of the Percy family. The Dukes of Northumberland maintained rooms here until the 1970s.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/castles/england/warkworth/index.html

Barnard Castle, standing high above the river Tees, is one of the largest castles in England and was the power base of the Nevilles before they moved to Raby Castle.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/castles/england/barnard_castle/index.html

Middleham Castle was the Yorkshire base of Richard of Gloucester, later Richard III. His son was born here and died here, aged only ten.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/castles/england/middleham/index.html

Framlingham Castle was the home of the Dukes of Norfolk whose splendid tombs are in Framlingham church. It has a splendid curtain wall with towers. In the C17th the interior buildings were demolished and replaced with a brick poorhouse.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/castles/england/framlingham/index.html

And then there is Minster Lovell Hall with its connection to the story of the Mistletoe Bough. Is it haunted? The jury is very much out on this one - go and see for yourself
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/castles/england/minster_lovell/index.html

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement