Berkhamsted Castle

Walking in the footsteps of medieval royalty… If you take the train into Euston from the north-west, sit on the left-hand side of the carriage and keep your eyes peeled as you pass through Berkhamsted station, for the ruins of the once important royal residence of Berkhamsted Castle which will whizz past on your left (blink … Continue reading Berkhamsted Castle

Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire.

Location, location, location… For the ambitious Norman conquerors, almost the first thing they seem to have done after the Battle of Hastings in 1066, was to disperse over the countryside of England and Wales, and build themselves castles. (Although a couple of castles are thought to pre-date the Conquest, these were the property of Norman … Continue reading Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire.

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