Great British Houses: Leeds Castle – “The Loveliest Castle in the World”

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You can’t talk about the history of the English royal family in medieval times without taking a moment to acknowledge Leeds Castle. First a Norman stronghold, Leeds Castle has been the royal residence of six queens of Medieval Britain and if walls … [Read more...]

Dispatches from England: Travelogue: Day Out in Windsor

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I'm normally a pretty serious travel planner. I like to read as much as I can about a destination in anticipation of making the most of a visit somewhere, and so that I know more about what I'm seeing once I get there. But I also try to embrace … [Read more...]

“Lights, Camera, Sacking!”: Top 5 Most Famous British Castles as Filming Locations

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Since the inception of the filming industry in Britain and the United States, a great number of castles in the United Kingdom have provided the backdrop to historical pieces, period dramas, raucous comedies, and fantasy epics.  Whether you want to … [Read more...]

Laura’s London: Laura Visits Enid Blyton Country and Corfe Castle in Dorset

The 'Famous Five' and Corfe Castle. Yes, an excellent photo opportunity.

The children's author Enid Blyton was born in south London and holidayed in Dorset three times a year for about twenty years. These happy trips inspired the 'Famous Five' series about siblings Julian, Dick and Ann, plus George (a tomboy who refused … [Read more...]

Laura’s London: Exploring Windsor Castle – The Queen’s Favorite Home – London Day Trip

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Windsor Castle is The Queen's favourite weekend retreat and a perfect day trip from London as it's under an hour away by train. Highlights of a visit include The State Apartments, Changing of the Guard, Queen Mary's Dolls House – which even has … [Read more...]

Top 16 Best Castles in England With Beautiful Pictures – Top English Castles

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When I think of England, I think castles. The first thing a lot of people think about England is castles and medieval fortresses. Despite England's fame for castles, there aren't actually that many that have survived intact. I've always dreamed of … [Read more...]