Château de Tournon

Once again I am disappointed by a French historical building that promised much and delivered so little. Perched above the town of Tournon, the castle has views over the town and river. Inside though another historical building has been stripped of much of it’s original fixtures and fittings, only to be replaced by modern works... Continue Reading →

Gwrych Castle

Gwrych Castle is a Grade I listed 19th century country house near Abergele in Conwy county borough, North Wales. Erected between 1819 and 1825 at the behest of Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh, grandfather of Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald. From 1894 until 1924, when the Countess died, it was the residence of the Dundonald family. The... Continue Reading →

Blaise Castle

Blaise Castle is an 18th century mansion-house and estate near Henbury in Bristol (formerly in Gloucestershire), England. Blaise Castle was immortalised by being described as "the finest place in England" in Jane Austen's novel Northanger Abbey. Flint fragments show Blaise Castle Estate was probably first inhabited by Neolithic farmers. There is more definitive evidence for Bronze Age,... Continue Reading →

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