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Castle Near Tower Bridge

Castle Near Tower Bridge

September 28, 2016
It’s time to get in touch with your inner child – or rather, make them giddy with glee and leave them feeling just a little bit sick, because a giant adults only bouncy castle has arrived in London, puffed up and looking majestic by Tower Bridge. The castle, which is seven…

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Bath Tours

Bath Tours

September 16, 2016
2016 BIW Story Tour Schedule Coming Soon! What goes into the construction of the world s most advanced ships? How did BIW gain the reputation of Bath Built is Best Built? Learn the answers to those questions and more as a current or former employee of Bath Iron Works serves…

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Windsor Castle Built

Windsor Castle Built

September 5, 2016
The Normans (1066 - 1215) built the first castles in the style of Motte and bailey and later stone castles for better protection The Normans The Normans invaded England in 1066 and after killing England s King, they set about taking over the whole country. In order to do…

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Gruesome history

Gruesome history

August 14, 2016
Some 2, years ago, an army of Iron Age warriors was slaughtered in battle and then cast into a lake near the Alken Enge wetlands in East Jutland, Denmark. Archeologists have long suspected that the bodies were tossed in their watery mass grave as part of a religious sacrifice…

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Largest Castle in Britain

Largest Castle in Britain

July 26, 2016
Situated on an extinct volcanic crag, Edinburgh castle dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh in Scotland. Few of the present buildings pre-date the 16th century. The notable exception is St Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, which dates…

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Windsor Castle Lye

Windsor Castle Lye

July 10, 2016
The brewery first began in 1900, founded by Nathaniel Sadler, the great, great grandfather to Emily & Chris Sadler. The brewery supplied its twelve tied public houses, the most famous being The Windsor Castle Inn, Oldbury, the original brewery tap house. The Brewery…

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Who Built Windsor Castle?

Who Built Windsor Castle?

May 25, 2016
The History of History of Windsor Castle survives two sieges The history of History of Windsor Castle includes two sieges following the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 in which the castle was badly damaged by the siege engines - the Mangonels and Trebuchets. Between 1220…

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Windsor Castle, Parnell

Windsor Castle, Parnell

May 17, 2016
Most music venues of the 1970s and 1980s are long gone but the Windsor Castle Tavern is here to stay. The Parnell venue is classified as a Category One Historic Place, not because Dave Dobbyn, Toy Love, Street Talk and Mi-Sex played there, but due to a history that dates…

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Windsor Sightseeing

Windsor Sightseeing

April 6, 2015
From any of the 10 stops around the city, hop aboard the open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus and sit back as you explore the twin towns of Windsor and Eton, separated by the River Thames and joined by Windsor Bridge. On board, learn about the sights and the history…

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Tower Castle

Tower Castle

June 14, 2015
A tower castle is a small castle that mainly consists of a fortified tower or a tower-like structure that is built on natural ground. It is thus different from the motte-and-bailey castle, which it may resemble, but whose main defensive structure is built on a motte or artificial…

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How to go to Windsor Castle?

How to go to Windsor Castle?

February 17, 2015
By Rick Steves Windsor Castle, the official home of England s royal family for 900 years, claims to be the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. The queen considers this sprawling and fortified palace her primary residence. Thankfully, touring it is simple: You…

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