Britain: The Land of Castles

    Hever Castle in Kent was Anne Boleyn's childhood home, founded in the 13th century. Credit: Visit Britain
    Hever Castle in Kent was Anne Boleyn's childhood home, founded in the 13th century. Credit: Visit Britain
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    From lavish country piles to forts perching on promontories, there can be few lands that rival these isles when it comes to Castles, Palaces and Stately Homes

    An Englishman’s home may well be his castle, but it is also surely his palace and his stately home if the architectural legacy we have been left is anything to go by. Fortified manors, Palladian mansions and baronial halls up and down the land are filled with treasures and teeming with tales to tell. Leave Scotland and Wales off the itinerary at your peril.

    Hever Castle
    Romantic 13th century double moated castle, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Magnificently furnished interiors, with fine furniture, tapestries, paintings and antiques.  Glorious award winning gardens and a full programme of special events.
    www.hevercastle.co.uk

    Sudeley Castle
    Sudeley is steeped in history and was once the home of Catherine Parr. Experience magnificent award winning gardens, private apartment tours and fascinating exhibitions.
    www.sudeleycastle.co.uk

    Belvoir Castle
    Enjoy spectacular views and glorious gardens and explore this magical castle filled with stunning art, textiles and furniture. Weekly events range from exciting military reenactments to expert guided tours.
    www.belvoircastle.com

    Pembroke Castle
    With its mazes of tunnels, passageways and stairs, mighty Pembroke Castle in Wales is as intriguing on the inside as it looks from the exterior. This fine riverside fortress was the birthplace of the Tudor dynasty, and is now a fantastic visitor attraction.
    www.pembroke-castle.co.uk

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