Best Castles - England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales: The Essential Guide for Visiting and Enjoying

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David & Charles, Sep 26, 2006 - History - 192 pages
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This is the ultimate book for days out with the family, visiting Britain and Ireland's greatest architectural and historical treasures. Many of the castles featured offer a wealth of things to see and do, from their beautiful settings and manicured gardens, to museum collections and re-enactment events. Not only does the book give you essential information for visiting the castles, but it also provides background information on the roles castles played and other interesting facts to make your visit more enjoyable. This book is beautifully illustrated with photographs of the castles.

 

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Contents

Castle Campbell
Visiting
Castle Donan
Castle Fraser
Castle Stalker
Cawdor
Claypotts
Craigievar

The End of the Castle
England
Alnwick
The de Percys
The Alnwick Garden
Arundel
The Fitzalan Howards
AshbydelaZouch
Visiting the castle
Barnard
Bamburgh
Early history
Museums
The castle today
What to see
Belvoir
Berkeley
Medieval fair
Berry Pomeroy
Creator of Bodiam
A famous ruin
Bolsover
Bolton
Visiting Bolton
The Cliffords
Points of interest
Carisbrooke
Carlisle
History
Castle Rising
A royal home
Chillingham
Restoration and renovation
Colchester
The building plan
Cliffords Tower
Compton
A unique great tower
Corfe
The Civil War
Dartmouth
Dunstanburgh
Dunster
The castle grounds
The University
The Napoleonic threat
A lot of attractions
Framlingham
For the visitor
The Civil War
Hedingham
The castle grounds
A family home
Home to the Astors
Leeds
Royal ownership
20thcentury transformation
Kenilworth
Visiting
The decline
The two mottes
Roger Mortimer
A seat of government
Lydford
Royal history
Mountfitchet
Muncaster
Newcastle upon Tyne
Visiting the castle
Norwich
Nunney
Old Sarum
Visiting the site
Pendennis
Pevensey
An observation post
Visitors
Pickering
Pontefract
Portchester
Strategic importance
Restormel
Richmond
Visitors
Rockingham
Sandal
Visiting
Scarborough
War damage
St Michaels Mount
A Benedictine abbey
The St Aubyn family
Sherborne Old Castle
Malicious and michievous
Visiting the castle
Stafford
Stokesay
Tattershall
One million bricks
The English Civil War
Tintagel
Totnes
Tower of London
Different roles
Englands most famous castle
Warkworth
Winchester
FOOD AND DRINK
Warwick
The Earl of Warwick
A top visitor attraction
Windsor
Major developments
Visiting
Scotland
Aberdour
Visiting
Balvenie
For the visitor
Blair
Bothwell
Brodick
Outstanding for visitors
CAERLAVEROC
For the visitor
Craigmillar
Crathes
Visiting
Dean
Visiting
Dirleton
For the visitor
Drum
Visitor attractions
Duffus
ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORT
Dumbarton
Dunnottar
A grand residence
Dunstaffnage
Visiting
Edzell
Visiting
Symbol of the capital
Elcho
Visiting Elcho
Glamis
Glenbuchat
Hermitage
History
Huntly
Inverness
Kilchurn
Kildrummy
Megginch
Queen Mothers summer home
Ravenscraig
What to see
Siege tunnels
Stirling
Won and lost
A magnificent residence
Abdication and rebellion
Tantallon
Threave
Tolquhon
Structure of the castle
Wales
Beaumaris
Exploring
Caerphilly
Caldicot
Cardiff
Carew
Caernarfon
Attractions for the visitor
Carreg Cennen
CastellyBere
Chepstow
Martens Tower
Chirk
Expansion and rebuilding
BUILDING CASTLES
Conwy
Decay
Criccieth
Dolbadarn
Flint
Visiting
History
Harlech
History
History
Laugharne
History
Manorbier
Visiting the castle
Old Beaupre
History
Picton
Powis
Raglan
The Civil War
Rhuddlan
St Fagans
White Castle
Visiting
Ireland
Adare
Visiting
Askeaton
What to see
Visiting
Aughnanure
Visiting the castle
Restored property
Barryscourt
Visiting the castle
Blarney
Other attractions
Carrickfergus
What to see
History
Hall of the Vicars
For visitors
Building works
Early features
Dunguaire
A home for centuries
For visitors
A role as a museum
A new life
Kanturk
Kilkenny
Limerick King Johns
What you will see
Malahide
Maynooth
Parkes
Portumna
ROYAL CASTLES
Roscrea
What you will see
Trim
Excavations
Glossary
Useful Addresses
Acknowledgments
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