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CASTLES IN UNITED KINGDOM

EUROPE-ENGLAND

From 'Scotland' 1998,'Royal Family' 1980, 'Wales' 1994,'The Bonnie Scotland' 1988, 'Europe & Britain-Cosmos' 2000,

 

Windsor Castle
  
 New Windsor, Berkshire

 


 Founded by William the Conqueror, it has been a fortress and a home of kings for centuries and is a favourite-and fitting-residence of the family which today bears its name. The King George IV Gateway from the lawns beside the LOng Walk. The battlemented towers of Windsor were built during reconstruction work carried out at the Castley Wyatville between 1820 and 1830. Bottm; The view from the Green Drawing Room in the Queen's own apartments at Windsor Castle. This unique photograph shows the garden below the little-known East Terrace. The Guinness Book of Records 1988-The largest inhabited castle in the world. It is primarily of 12th-century construction and is in the form of a waisted parallelogram 1890 by 164m. Fire in Nov 1992. Photo by Byunguh Yu in 1994.

 

Hampton Court Palace
 
  East Molesey, Surrey




 The greatest palace in Britain. Promises a magical journey back through 500 years of royal history. Discover the magnificent State Apartments of Henry VIII and William III, explore 60 acres of immaculate riverside gardens and lose yourself in the world-famous maze. Photo by JS Park who member of CFC on 2004.

 

Leeds Castle
 
  Maidstone, Kent




 Advertised as 'one of the loveliest castles in the world', shimmering lake encircling the castle giving it a certain air of serenity. As early as the mid-8th century, there was a manor house situated here, owned by the Saxon royal family, and it was given the name 'Leeds' after the little village close by. Following the Norman invasion, the Norman barons found it necessary to build strong fortresses, so as not to be overwhelmed by the huge numbers of hostile English in the area, and so in 1119 a stone castle was built at Leeds. Photo by JS Park who member of CFC on 2004.

 

Warwick Castle
 
  near Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire



 The Guinness Book of Records 1988-Most visited stately home, receved 580,225 visitors in 1986. Built by the Beauchamp family and dating from the 14th century, It houses a fine collection of paintings and armour. Photo by JS Park who member of CFC on 2004.