Castles in the United Kingdom
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Castles in the United Kingdom

Castles in the United Kingdom

Chepstow Castle was built after William the Conqueror was crowned king of England in 1066.

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Chepstow Castle, perched high above the banks of the river Wye in southeast Wales. Construction began in 1067, less than a year after William the Conqueror was crowned king of England.

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Visitors approach Chepstow Castle.

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Stick sculpture of a crusader decorates grounds of Chepstow Castle, Wales.

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Broughton Castle is part of an 1,800-acre estate of farmland and pastures. Visitors’ fees play an important role in the upkeep of the castle.

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Ancient gravestones in Broughton Church Graveyard at Broughton Castle, North Oxfordshire, England.

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Tintern Abbey, one of Wales’ greatest monastic ruins, was founded by the lord of nearby Chepstow Castle in 1131 and completed around 1300. It stands today much as it did then, except for the lack of a roof and windows.

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Tintern Abbey, one of Wales’ greatest monastic ruins, was founded by the lord of nearby Chepstow Castle in 1131 and completed around 1300. It stands today much as it did then, except for the lack of a roof and windows.

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View of Dover Castle from below. It is known as the key of England because of its historical role since medieval times.

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A member of the Royal Collection staff poses beside a portrait of the Duke of Wellington in the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle.

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A view of the Tower of London with the top of the Shard behind it.

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Arundel castle can be dated back to 1067. The castle was damaged in the English Civil War and then restored in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.

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Autumn colours at Warwick castle on the river Avon in England.

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People walking in Leeds Castle maze.

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Windows create a framework for the grounds of Broughton Castle.

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