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A large, fortified building or set of buildings, that are usually walled.

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Barden Tower

Architecture; Castles

he Forest of Barden was a hunting forest for the owners of Skipton Castle. In the late 15th century, Henry Clifford, the 'Shepherd Lord', rebuilt one of the hunting lodges and made it his principal ...

Bamburgh Castle

Architecture; Castles

Standing high on a basalt outcrop, overlooking the North Sea, Bamburgh Castle is one of the most impressive looking castles in England. It is visible for many miles, and from its battlements offers ...

Aydon Castle

Architecture; Castles

Aydon Castle is one of the finest examples of a medieval manor house in England. Robert de Reymes, a wealthy Suffolk merchant, began construction of the house in 1296, at the end of an unusually long ...

Arundel Castle

Architecture; Castles

The palatial castle at Arundel has grown from its modest origins as a motte and bailey castle built by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel, around 1068. A shell keep was added to the top of the ...

Appleby Castle

Architecture; Castles

Appleby Castle, overlooking the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland and the River Eden, was founded by Ranulf le Meschin at the beginning of the 12th century. In about 1170 a square stone keep was added, ...

Alnwick Castle

Architecture; Castles

Alnwick Castle is home to the Duke of Northumberland, and has magnificent State Rooms befitting a castle with such a rich history of illustrious owners. Despite its proximity to the town centre, the ...

St Michaels Mount

Architecture; Castles

The small isle of St. Michael's Mount, accessible by foot when the tide is out, has been home to a priory, castle and stately home.

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