England Journals

Severe and at the same time romantic

A travel journal to England by Zhebiton

Alnwick Castle Photo, Alnwick, England More Photos
Quote: Castles are romantic, mysterious and severe, but they are definitely worth your attention.

Peckforton Castle Hotel

Hotel | "Pekforton is the castle-hotel"

Peckforton Castle Hotel Photo, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Brick-red castle rises above the forest Pekforton Cheshire to the west of Great Britain. Nearby is the village Pekforton, and from the tower you can see the ruins of the castle Beeston.Pekforton built in the Gothic style characterized by monumental buildings and severity that could not be better for the English spirit. The castle is faced with red sandstone - although age has not a mansion, and two hundred years, this causes the lining to believe that this is a medieval building now. The same illusion and create a dry moat castle, the gates in the form of arches and narrow window-slits.The highest point is a five-story tower Pekfortona, which in good weather, beautiful views. A...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 19, 2011

Peckforton Castle Hotel
Stone House Lane
Peckforton, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 9TN
01829 260 930

Powderham Castle

Attraction

Powderham Castle Photo, Exeter, England
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The castle is located on reclaimed Pauderhem shores of the picturesque estuary of the river Ex, which juts into the Bay area for more than 8 km. Beach mostly swampy and subject to constant flooding.The village of Kenton, which is located close to the castle, building a tremendous interest to the Church of All Saints, built using white limestone. For travelers interested in will be crossing over the River Ex. Distance to water is so close that the rise of water during periods of road closed to traffic. Railway line was opened in the spring of 1846 from Exeter to Tigmuta. While the construction of ways to Totnes, Newton, Plymouth, and was in full swing. Ordinary engines went on it only the f...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 19, 2011

Powderham Castle
Kenton
Exeter, England
01626-890243

Warwick Castle

Attraction

Warwick Castle Photo, Warwick, England
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The territory of the village is 260 hectares of fields and forests. Once upon a time, she belonged to the family Liddle, who owned most of the land in the area, including the entire village of Warwick-on-Eden. Further along the river you can see the Eden Hill Manor Hall, built in 1837 in the style of the early Tudor mansion. The mansion is conceived as a calendar, has 365 windows, 50 fireplaces, 12 corridors, 7 inputs, and four floors. Later he became a closed convent benediktok. Over time, building the mansion fell into decay, but has been restored and converted into luxury apartments.In the ancient, there are two churches: St. Pauls Evangelical Hill Eden and the Catholic Virgin Mary and ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 19, 2011

Warwick Castle
Two Miles from Junction 15 of M40
Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4QU
+44 (870) 442-2000

Durham Castle

Attraction | ""Half church of God, half fortress" "

Durham Castle Photo, Durham, England
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This is a beautifully preserved medieval citadel, rebuilt in the XVIII century in Gothic style, with survivors but many elements of architecture and interior design of earlier eras.Along with other attractions of the city (Durham Cathedral, the remains of the fortifications of the XII century., Victorian Gothic church of St. Nicholas of XIX century., Buildings XVI-XVIII centuries.) Fortress is one very beautiful architectural and historical complex. The oldest of its elements, the castle and cathedral dominates the city and the surrounding area because of its position: they are built on a rocky bank of the River Wear sublime. "Half church of God, half fortress," - said of them, Sir Walter ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 4, 2011

Durham Castle

Durham, England

Dartmouth Castle

Attraction | "the views are still great"

Dartmouth Castle Photo, Devon, England
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Dartmouth Castle, built on the west bank of the River Dart, which flows south-west of England, in the county of Devon, in the same city - one of the most picturesquely situated castles of the country today. For six centuries, Dartmouth castle guards the entrance to the estuary of the river Dart and the lively, colorful port city of Dartmouth.Construction of this fascinating defensive structure began in 1388.The King of England Edward III, which started the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453), to the second stage, the so-called Carolingian war (1369-1389), realized the need to protect the strategically important port of Dartmouth. That is why in 1374 he developed a series of measures...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 4, 2011

Dartmouth Castle
Castle Road
Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 0JN
+44 (0)1803 833 588

Muncaster Castle and Gardens

Attraction | "There is a otherworldly forces at this castle"

Muncaster Castle and Gardens Photo, Cumbria, England
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On the west coast of Britain, near the town Ravenglas has one of the mysterious "castles with ghosts", which is famous for Albion - Castle Mankaster. The medieval castle of the 13th century has always belonged to only one owner - the old English Pennington, whose offspring today turned the castle into a kind of historical Mankaster and Entertainment Center, which annually attracts around 70,000 visitors from all over the world.The first documentary mention of Mankastere found in the manuscripts of 1208, which states that more than 23 thousand acres of land in Cumbria was presented to Alan de Pennington. Fifty years on the banks of the mighty walls Eska increase Mankaster castle. In the fir...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 4, 2011

Muncaster Castle and Gardens
Church Lane
Ravenglass, Cumbria CA18 1RQ
01229 717 614

Alnwick Castle

Attraction | "magic school of Hogwarts"

Alnwick Castle Photo, Alnwick, England
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In the north of England, almost on the border with Scotland, there is a huge castle Alnwick - patrimony Dukes of Northumberland.In the eleventh century Norman Gilbert de Tesson built on the site of the present castle wooden fortress. After the rebellion against the king, de Tesson had lost their possessions. Alnwick becomes the new owner.A stone castle began to build in 1096. Construction led the Norman baron, Yvo de Vessey, but he could not finish the building and most of them were built under the direction of Percy family, who received the castle in 1209, since family history has been closely connected with the lock. Percy's family was one of the most powerful in England at t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 30, 2011

Alnwick Castle
Just off the A1 Road
Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1NQ
+44 (1665) 510777

Caister Castle Tower and Motor Museum

Attraction | "more like a ruins"

Caister Castle Tower and Motor Museum Photo, Norfolk, England
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Five kilometers to the north of the English town of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, for the past six years now, surrounded by moats the castle stands Keyster. In English his name appears as Caister Castle. This is one of the four major castles in the county. Today, his appearance leaves much to be desired: more like a castle in ruins. But despite this, its main tower has retained its original appearance is almost intact, and visitors to the castle during the excursions can always rise to the very top of her, to admire the surroundings and the surrounding ruins.And there is much to admire: a very special atmosphere, which hovers the spirit of ancient Britain, are everywhere. Castle Keyster of gr...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 30, 2011

Caister Castle Tower and Motor Museum
Caister Lane
Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 5SN
01572 787 649

Kirby Muxloe Castle-Kirby Castle

Attraction | "a secure fortress"

Kirby Muxloe Castle-Kirby Castle Photo, Leicester, England
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Kirby Castle is located in a quiet and charming town of Leicestershire, England. Its construction began in 1480, but finished well and was not.The castle was erected by order of William Hastings, during the Wars of the Roses. In 1483, Lord Hastings was beheaded by Richard III and the construction stopped.The plan of the castle has developed a Mason, John Cowper. For its construction was used by a red stone, which was brought here from afar, by special order. Color of the stone striking in its intensity - on sunny days, it seems that the castle is lit bright red light that even more pronounced in combination with the blue water of the moat surrounding the castle, and green field...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 30, 2011

Kirby Muxloe Castle-Kirby Castle
Oakcroft Avenue
Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire LE9 2MD

Thornbury Castle Photo, Gloucestershire, England
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Thornbury Castle located just north of Bristol, in the town of Thornbury. Get to it quickly and easily from any major cities, including the capital. The area in which the territory of the castle, can be called perfect, because on the one hand it is in contact with the Cotswolds hills and valley forest Wye, on the other hand, is bordered by castles, Berkeley, Ranglan and Chepstow.Thornbury is a starting point for exploring the west of the country. The famous bat with his SPA-resorts and Roman baths are just a few miles. From here you can get to see Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abbey, the picturesque ruins of which, according to legend, the rest found their King Arthur and his beloved queen Gvini...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 30, 2011

Thornbury Castle
Castle Street
Thornbury, South Gloucestershire BS35 1HH
01454 281 182