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10 Favourite Historic Buildings
February 19, 2013
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KellyMarie
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Bella44 said

Places I desperately want to see:
Alnwick Castle
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Wentthere in 2010 and had the most fantastic day out!! Because part of Harry Potter was filmed there, the castle seemed to have made it extremely family friendly to visitors which meant that I could be a complete history geek on a family holiday without my brotheres complaining since they were free to run about in water fountains without disaproving looks haha.

I don’t really have a top 10 since I haven’t been to enough Catles to warrant favourites.

I have been to

Hever Castle
Hampton Court Palace
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (reconstructio, does it count?)
Almwick Castle
Etal Castle
Locklaven Castle
Notre Dame
Versailles

Me and my friend have a pact that when shes finishes Uni this summer we’re going to start a mission to see as many Tudor related places actross the UK as possible……if anybody has some starting point recommendations let me know

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February 20, 2013
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^ And Alnwick appeared in the first series of Blackadder too and various episodes of Robin of Sherwood – that’s where I know it from! Its always rather been my idea of a real, proper castle.
Oooh, a Tudor tour sounds like my idea of the perfect holiday Laugh
But as for a staring point I wouldn’t have a clue where to begin. Maybe London as there’s loads of sight connected to the Tudors in the one area.

February 20, 2013
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It was exactly that, just what a castle should be, in my mind anyway haha.

I did a tour of London last year but there are soooooooo many I’ve missed out, definitely think down south is the place to be for Tudor castles though your right. I might get that book I think by Suzannah Lipscomb was it? The Tudor guide to England or something? Wondder if i’ll ever get through them all!

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February 21, 2013
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Excellent idea on the Suzannah Lipscomb book. I have that, should’ve mentioned it before, duh!
It’s divided into sections (London, the south-west, midlands etc) so that might help. It also mentions lesser known places and buildings too.

February 21, 2013
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Bella44 said

Excellent idea on the Suzannah Lipscomb book. I have that, should’ve mentioned it before, duh!
It’s divided into sections (London, the south-west, midlands etc) so that might help. It also mentions lesser known places and buildings too.

wow that seems so thorough and easy to follow and plan trips around. Looks like its going to have to be bumped up my list – when I get paid of course. Why is payday always so far away?

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July 20, 2013
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The obvious top 3.

1.Tower of london *** http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon
2.Hever *** http://www.hevercastle.co.uk/
3.Hampton court.*** http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonC…..urtPalace/

home town.
4.Portchester castle. **** Legend has it, our family owned it for a while. http://www.portchestercastle.co.uk/
5.Southsea castle. *** http://www.southseacastle.co.uk. WHERE THE MARY ROSE SANK.

6.Weald and Downland open air museums. tudor buildings *** http://www.wealddown.co.uk/
7.Parham House/Park *** http://www.parhaminsussex.co.uk/ ELIZABETHAN

8.Winchester Castle *** http://www3.hants.gov.uk/greathall.htm
9.Edinburgh castle, would love to visit *** http://www.edinburghcastle.biz/
10. Pembrokeshire castle. would love to visit. *** http://www.edinburghcastle.biz/ visited wales and saw this from the streets and regretably never went in.

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Here are some I haven’t been to but am really excited about visiting one day!

Hever Castle
Hampton Court Palace
Tower of London
Glamis Castle
Palace of Versailles
St Peter’s Basilica
Westminster Abbey
Castle Stalker in Scotland
Notre Dame

And the Acropolis in Athens. I have been there since I live in Athens and it is truly amazing.

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