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10 Favourite Historic Buildings
October 22, 2012
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Louise
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Mine, in no particular order:

Westminster Abbey
Hever Castle
Warwick Castle
Tower of London
St Paul’s Cathedral
York Minster
Sailsbury Cathedral
Houses of Parliament
Leeds Castle
York (all of it)!

I know they’re all in England, but I am unashamedly biased!

October 23, 2012
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Hadrian’s wall

the Pyramids of Giza

Abu Simbal

Chester city walls

Stonetown, Zanizbar ( Freddie Mercury’s family home is there)

Parthanon(sp?)

the Shambles in York

St Peter’s in Rome

there’s a convent in Montreal which I can’t remember the name of which dates back to c17th.

Hampton Court

the Tower of London

It's always bunnies.

October 23, 2012
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In no particular order:

The Alhambra, Granada
The Alcázar, Seville
Hever Castle
Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace
Kenilworth Castle
Notre Dame, Paris – also love Sacre Coeur
Bradgate ruins and Bradgate Park
The acropolis, Lindos, Rhodes
The duomo in Florence

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October 23, 2012
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Should add my house too!

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October 23, 2012
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Off the top of my head:

Hever Castle
Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace
Edinburgh Castle
Alnwick Castle
Melrose Abbey ruins
Versailles
Neuschwanstein Castle
St. Bartholomew the Great
Penshurst Place

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October 24, 2012
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Claire said

Should add my house too!

The oldest building in the town I live is 1860’s. The town itself dates back to 1799. I was used to living in places where 1860’s buildings were the just part of the scenery and not historic unless there was another connection to them.

It's always bunnies.

October 24, 2012
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If stone circles fit the criteria…how could I have missed Avesbury??

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October 24, 2012
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Anyanka said

Claire said

Should add my house too!

The oldest building in the town I live is 1860’s. The town itself dates back to 1799. I was used to living in places where 1860’s buildings were the just part of the scenery and not historic unless there was another connection to them.

Our is supposed to be the 2nd oldest house in the village and is over 300 years old. We have Moorish remains in the village and we still have the terracing on the mountains that the Moors put in for water, it’s fascinating.

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October 24, 2012
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I also love the ruins of old abbeys like Rievaulx.

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October 24, 2012
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I seem to have quite a few Cathedrals on my list:
St Patrick’s Cathedral
Notre Dame
Hagia Sophia
St Anne DeBeaupre
St. Peter’s Basillica
Edinburgh Castle
Holyrood
Stirling
Hampton Court
The Tower

So many more. I have to add Hever and Kenilworth.

October 24, 2012
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I agree that St Peter’s and Notre Dame are beautiful, and I’d forgotten the pyramids! I would also add the Taj Mahal. It really is stunning.

October 24, 2012
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Saint Basil’s Cathedral
Winter Palace
Bolshoi Theatre
Sacre Coeur
Hever Castle
Leeds Castle
Dover Castle
Versailles Palace
Cathedral Of The Resurrection
Hampton Court Palace

October 25, 2012
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Any-one had to explian that Leeds Castle isn’t actually in Leeds?

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January 9, 2013
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Hever Castle
Hampton Court
The Treasury Petra
The Parthenon Athens
The Tower of London
Thornbury Castle
Prague (all of the old town)
Venice (all)
Lincoln Cathedral
The Bishops Palace Lincoln

January 10, 2013
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Anyanka said

If stone circles fit the criteria…how could I have missed Avesbury??

I’ve been there Anyanka it’s a very strange place. The biggest stone there is 80 ton my brother had a wee up it LOL. I don’t suppose you would remember the children’s series in the 70’s called the Children of the Stones, (too young me thinks, not like me a fossilised old dragon) but that was based in Avebury.

Semper Fidelis, quod sum quod

January 10, 2013
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Boleyn said

Anyanka said

If stone circles fit the criteria…how could I have missed Avesbury??

I’ve been there Anyanka it’s a very strange place. The biggest stone there is 80 ton my brother had a wee up it LOL. I don’t suppose you would remember the children’s series in the 70’s called the Children of the Stones, (too young me thinks, not like me a fossilised old dragon) but that was based in Avebury.

I don’t remember the show but I grew up during the 70’s…I was 6 in 970

It's always bunnies.

January 30, 2013
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1. Gwydir castle : in North Wales, home to the Wynne family and one of the cousins of Queen Elizabeth 1, Catherine of Berain. This is an amazing Tudor house.
2. Plas Mawr ( the Elizabethan house) again in North Wales and also belonging to the Wynne family. Built at the time of Queen Elizabeth it’s a beautiful Tudor town house.
3.Aberconwy house : Medieval merchant’s house in Conwy ( and I work here)
4.Townley hall: in Burnley, a good recussant house with priest holes.
5.Hampton court palace.
6.Hatfield house.
7.Hever castle
8. Warwick castle
9.Chester cathedral

February 18, 2013
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In no particular order ( though the top five pretty much all equal as number 1 :D )
Windsor Castle
Hampton Court Palace
Hever Castle
Tower of London
Palace of Versailles
Edinburgh Castle
Balmoral Castle ( visited there last year- it really is a lovely little place and i can see why Victoria and Albert loved it so much. Just to note though the ballroom is the only room in the building you can go into as it is the personnel residence of The Queen, but that and the vast extensive grounds are just beautiful and i do love the castle’s design)
Westminster Abbey
Warwick Castle
St Paul’s Cathedral

February 19, 2013
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My 10 favourite historic buildings that I’ve been to:
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey
Leeds Castle
St Michael’s Mount
Sudeley Castle
Versailles
Fontainebleau
St. Peters/Vatican
St Marks in Venice
Bath House in Rotorua, New Zealand (I used to live in Rotorua and I always loved the mock-Tudor/colonial architecture of the bath house)

Places I desperately want to see:
Hever Castle!!!!!!!
Alnwick Castle
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
and all of New Orleans!

February 19, 2013
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Here are a few of mine. I’ve never been there but hope to one day:

Holyrood Palace
Edinburgh Castle
Glamis Castle
Huntingtower Castle
Stirling Castle
Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace
Hever Castle
Notre Dame Cathedral
The Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain
Fontainebleau Palace
Versailles

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And tread once more familiar paths. Perchance I perished in an arrogant self-reliance
Ages ago; and in that act, a prayer For one more chance went up so earnest, so
Instinct with better light let in by death, That life was blotted out—not so completely
But scattered wrecks enough of it remain Dim memories as now, when once more seems The goal in sight again. -- Robert Browning, Paracelsus

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