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your favorit sites/buildings

Postby nix » Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:59 am

yes i no i cant spell but what are your favorite historical sites/ building still in exestance say top 3? can be castles, churches, what ever,

1. bonchureh church, iow, one of the oldest churches still going i think, lovely and out the way, also 100 meters from beech

2. sailsbury cathedrol.sailsbury. the atmosphere and size, wow,

3. quarr abbey, iow, so calm its like a dream


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Postby oakenshield » Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:51 pm

definatly durham cathedral its a magnificent place http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/



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Postby Nigel » Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:19 pm

So many but Bamburgh castle jumps out


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Postby kate/bob » Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:49 pm

has to be Stokesey Castle in Shropshire - it will be mine one day, oh yes!



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Postby robin wood » Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:29 pm

My vote goes for Haddon Hall Derbyshire...not too big and grand like Chatsworth or too cold and harsh...I could live there. The best surviving Tudor Kitchen in the country (whatever they say at Hampton court) and simply incredible collections of early oak furniture. Any medievalist should plan to visit one day.

Though I would add any early cathedral...agree with Durham and Salisbury, A favourite spot for finding peace in the hussle of London is Soutwark cathedral an oasis of calm amidst the madness.



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Postby lidimy » Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:33 pm

Predictably,

Blickling Hall :D

Robin, just imaged Haddon Hall, it really is a stunner!

Fancy house sharing? :lol:


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Postby Annis » Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:38 pm

I would say Kentwell, but it doesnt quite fit in the 1100-1500 boundary so...erm....it has to be Bolton Castle! (North Yorkshire) even though it's mostly in ruin.


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Postby narvek » Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:31 pm

Prague! All of it :twisted:


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Postby lidimy » Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:33 pm

That's true, Prague is truly beautiful, I remember visiting a Castle there which was just like a fairy tale castle. Lovely :D


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Postby DeviantShrub » Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:36 am

Copying and pasting my post from this thread ;)



Rievaulx Abbey has been my favourite place for a long time. It totally made my year to do a show there over Easter.

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Postby Mad Mab » Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:33 am

Warkworth Castle (& hermitage), Dunstanburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle (Closely followed by Hermitage, Bamburgh Castle, Harbottle Castle, etc, etc). Homesick now. :(
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Postby Vez » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:46 am

Robin, just imaged Haddon Hall, it really is a stunner!


Lidimy, you dont have to imagine it, just watch the princess bride. It was filmed around Derbyshire and Haddon Hall was used for the 'castle'.


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Postby lidimy » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:26 am

Meant 'imaged' as in 'google imaged' (:


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Postby Colin Middleton » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:50 pm

DS, you should see Roche Abbey (Doncaster) at sunset!

Bolton Castle is a nice one, I'm also fond of Beaumaris.

Favourite may have to be Tretower Court, they have a castle in the back garden! How cool is that :D


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Postby Cat » Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:56 pm

Cleeve Abbey, Somerset-small and homely, resident ghost.
Salisbury Cathedral, wot n!x said.
Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire. Full of eccentric antiques. (So I fit riiight in.)


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Postby greenland_and_game » Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:27 pm

There are lots of ruins along the Welsh marches.

Two near us are Clun Castle and Montgomery Castle. Both are free entry and are set in beautiful surrondings.

I agree with Kate/bob about Stokesey Castle, the fortified manor house just outside Craven Arms. We've already put a bid in for it!


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Postby guthrie » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:34 pm

All of them.



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Postby Annis » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:48 pm

Tyntesfield is also a nice place :D

Its somewhere in or near Somerset.


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Postby Philippa de Vere » Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:35 pm

Annis wrote:Tyntesfield is also a nice place :D

Its somewhere in or near Somerset.


Visited there last year, it's near Bristol.


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Postby Annis » Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:48 pm

Philippa de Vere wrote:
Annis wrote:Tyntesfield is also a nice place :D

Its somewhere in or near Somerset.


Visited there last year, it's near Bristol.


That be it!

I visited this time last year (1/2 term time). I love the gate house!


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Postby Mark Griffin » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:13 pm

Gainsborough Old hall (good if you like kitchens Robin, not really touched since the 1480's and much of it working), although many of the landmark Trust properties I have stayed in are great, particularly the Ancient House in Clare.


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Postby Wilhelm » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:33 pm

Carreg Cennen castle in south wales, the location is truly stunning!


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Postby Philippa de Vere » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:10 pm

Mark Griffin wrote: many of the landmark Trust properties I have stayed in are great, particularly the Ancient House in Clare.


Oh yes. Had a fabulous 2 weeks staying at Purton Green in Suffolk (13th century great hall with 15th century addition adapted as accommodation) some years ago. Also highly recommend The Gothic Temple in the grounds of Stowe School.


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Postby m300572 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:11 pm

Too many to choose from, my favourite archaeological site was an Anglian cemetery near Walesby on the Lincolnshire Wolds and Danebury hillfort stands high in my estimation, both because its a wonderful hillfort and because I met my wife there.

Then there are the West Penwith moors where you can stand among the ruins of 19th century industry and look down on a 21st century farming landscape that was laid out, in its essential elements, in the Bronze Age.......I could go on for hours!


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Postby Mark » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:20 pm

I'm just back from Cyprus so I'm voting for the Medieval Sugar Factory at Kolossi because I've never seen one before.
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Postby Mrs. Babyjuice » Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:10 am

I used to live at Hanbury Hall, a Wren-style stately home 4m outside of Droitwich. Beautiful but not my favourite (maybe growing up there took the shine off!)

Fave places....ummm Glastonbury tor. I remember running up it when I was 3...like to see me do that now! :shock: North Cornwall, so atmospheric. Criccieth Castle where BJ proposed to me and St. Cyby's Well (sp) both N.Wales. Hadzor. The Green Room (swtn) in Worcester in the 80s...

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