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Trip Report English ruined castles

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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

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