Castles in United Kingdom

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Buckingham Palace

She told us to visit Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Sq, Green Park and Big Ben. All these places were close to her office and walking distance. We paid for the coffee and were on our way to Trafalgar Sq, walked ahead a little bit and reached the Buckingham palace & Green Park. Through our walk there was a regular photo session going on and it was a pleasant experience walking the streets of london.Since it was a day before the weekend, people were all out on the streets, getting into the weekend groove. There were families and children with their dogs playing in the park, couples coochy cooing and sipping on chilled beer (its legal to drink on streets in London), a old gentleman feeding squirrels, a lady feeding the ducks, tourists clicking pictures and office goers crowded outside English pubs drinking beer and wine. It was party mood all around.We walked back to Sugandha's office and called her, she told us to come to a pub were she and Daniel (her English boyfriend) had already started partying. We joined them, ordered our beers and it was 1, 2 and 3 beers for me, the last glass being bottoms up. The pub (I forget the name) was totally crowded with people partying after office hours.
16 Reviews

Edinburgh Castle

Next visit was to Edinburgh City which took me through the M8 which weaves thro fabulous countryside. The Edinburgh Castle was the best place to visit there.
6 Reviews

Windsor Castle

Clicking a picture with the royal guard at the Windsor castle who was oh so co operating to give that wide smile. Sitting in Nero's at Oxford Street the whole afternoon while sipping on coffee and reading a book and ending up chitchatting with Nancy for hours, who was sitting just beside and we got talking cuz she got curious enough to ask me whether Im a Jeffrey Archer fan or not. Eating at Nandos.
4 Reviews

Dover Castle

The castle grounds are spectacular and full of history. It houses some Medieval tunnels with cannons and firing points for the enemy, Great Tower, Wartime tunnels used in the World War II, the Underground hospital and St. Mary Church amongst many other attractions.
2 Reviews

Rochester Castle

Rochester Castle surprised me, as it had the opposite atmosphere of Dover Castle. The touristy feeling one often gets visiting famous sites, was seemingly absent from Rochester Castle, except for a small gift shop. This made it love at first sight for this girl. It is easy to see why Charles Dickens preferred this English town above all others. The walk to the castle from the train station is full of history, and you will notice plaques on every other building hinting at their varied backgrounds. The fantastic thing about this castle is that it is, in fact, in ruins. There have been no fancy renovations recreating the rooms of the former occupants, there is no banquet hall to see (as the floor it once stood on is long gone) and there are not costumed characters walking the grounds. Yet, the ruins transport you. Without all the tourist distractions you are left to your own devices; imagination is allowed to take over.
1 Reviews

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle in not only about castle. It's very rich in flora and fauna plus number of other attractions are also there. Falconry Display, Maze Runner, Dark Sky Agin Court are just a few. I particularly liked Falconry display as they explained different species of birds in an very interesting manner. Last but not the least, you will meet Black Swans.Yes this castle is famous for Black Swams (Yes they are in the logo of Leeds Castle itself). Black Swans are endangered species but here you can see them easily and closely. So Leeds Castle is all about royalty, greenery, flora, fauna and lot of peaceful fun. I recommend everyone to take a day trip to the loveliest castle in the world.
2 Reviews

Deal Castle

Deal is located on the English Channel, in south-east England. It was once the busiest port in England due to it’s close location to France, which is only 25 miles across the water. (A neighbouring small town called Walmer is believed to be the location where Julius Caesar first arrived in Britain.) These days Deal is a quiet city that comes to life a couple of months a year when the tourists come for some time by the sea. It is most known for the castle that remains here from the 16th century. The best thing about visiting Deal Castle is that they give you total free reign on the property. Explore the rooms on your own, discover secret passages, walk the moat. Entirely unsupervised. It makes it feel like you have discovered your own special abandoned castle. I especially loved the ‘dungeon’ area. The water was above our ankles in places, and there was no electric lighting. So much water has been dripping down there over the centuries that stalactites have begun to form from the ceiling.
1 Reviews

Castle Cornet

Another historical visit is Castle Cornet. It is Guernsey’s ancient harbour fortress. It is not something you get to see in a city every day. So if you here try not to miss it.
1 Reviews

Stirling Castle

One of the most fascinating castles I’ve ever been in, if not the most fascinating, it’s recently completed a really thorough renovation project that began back in 1999. The Queen came and formally opened it just in 2011. I particularly enjoyed seeing the Royal Apartments furnished as they would have been during the life of Mary Queen of Scots and I also liked seeing the weavers at work who are currently completing the last of the panels which are a reproduction of the famed “Unicorn Tapestries.” There’s something about being in the shadow of a centuries-old castle that really sets a grand tone for New Year’s Eve and it turned out to be the perfect place to sport a Stewart tartan kilt. I enjoyed the live music, loved meeting the boys of the band “Bags of Rock” and Dougie MacLean’s acoustic version of ‘Caledonia’ actually made me tear up. The fireworks were the icing on a very nice cake.
1 Reviews

Eilean Donan Castle

Don’t miss: A walk by the Ness River and watching the sun go down from Inverness Castle – that’s how I fruitfully spent the first day. The next day I took the tour of Isle of Skye, an island, and drove past the famous Loch Ness, a gleaming lake known for a monster. Next came the picturesque and iconic Eilean Donan Castle, the setting for many films. The rugged, magnificent Scottish landscapes just got better as we moved to the Isle of Skye – lofty mountains, velvety grasslands and soaring sea cliffs.Eat: Traditional Scottish cheese platter and fresh seafood. During the journey, munch on traditional buttery shortbread. Do visit Gellions Bar, one of the oldest pubs in Inverness and guzzle down Scottish brewed beer.Day 4 & 5: GlasgowDistance from Inverness: 271km
1 Reviews

Dunnottar Castle

Took bus to Dunnottar Junction on A92, walked 1 mile to castle
1 Reviews

Cardiff Castle

The Cardiff Castle is huge and majestic. It is a medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion situated in Cardiff, Wales. As the castle is so big, the visitors are given a map of the whole castle and they can choose with ease which parts interests them the most. For me, I visited the House, the Keep and the Clock Tower. There is a gift shop too from where one can buy souvenirs. Average ticket price is: Adults (17-59yrs) £9.00 Senior citizens (60+yrs) £7.50 Students £7.50 Children (5-16 yrs) £7.00
1 Reviews

Kensington Palace

There are loads of things to keep you busy - there is a Speakers Corner if you are keen to hear people speak, boating and swimming in the lakes, Kensington Palace on one end which is now a museum to Diana, two cafes (Lido and Serpentine again I think), sunbeds to sit out in the sun, or you can just run/roller blade around the park for a total of 7 kms!
1 Reviews

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Inverness is a city in northern Scotland and it's the northern most city in United Kingdom....

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Buckingham Palace the London residence of the monarchy of the United Kingdom....

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With a perfect blend of history and modernity, the capital of United Kingdom has all the right reasons to top our wishlist!...

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Whether we fly kites at a cliff-perched lighthouse overlooking the English Channel or take a stroll around a forgotten seaside castle, Kent always has a new and magical place to carry us away on an adventure....

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The Queen does occasionally make a visit to the castle during which the castle visit may be restricted....

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Edinburgh Castle Right on Top of Castle Rock 6....

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Stonehenge London View of the Scottish capital from Edinburgh Castle Eilean Donan Castle Cadbury World Bath Edinburgh Birmingham When I decided to travel across United Kingdom all by myself, I didn’t know that this would give me such a high, but my first solo international trip definitely ended up being a lifetime experience....

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And it is also where water currents from the direction of New York, the United Kingdom and the isles of Scilly converge....

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Royal Crescent in Bath Butterfly Farm in Stratford-Upon-Avon The Bath Abbey Birdland in Gloucestershire, Cotswolds area A majestic Black Swan in Birdland Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Av Castell Coch, which felt like Rapunzel's Cast The Cardiff Castle The Keep, Cardiff Castle Castle Combe- The smallest village of England Royal Crescent, Bath Clock Tower, Cardiff Castle The first clock ever, Castle Combe Tea and Scones, Castle Combe Jane Austen Centre, Bath I loved reading books when I was younger and from as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated about the United Kingdom....

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London can be an expensive city if you head to all the tourist traps....

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Treasure was discovered on the island in 1958.Lastly we visited Scalloway castle, and looked around for a few minutes before it closed. ...

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The gang in front of the Stonehenge!...

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Windsor Castle The castle looks stunning against the blue sk St Georges Chapel State House Apartments Bath, United Kingdom On the way to Stonehenge Stonehenge Silver Linings Where we had kept most of our London trip pretty flexible to wander about at our own pace, we opted for a tour with Golden tours to visit Windsor castle, Bath & Stonehenge....

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Take a walk down The Royal Mile After a visit to Edinburgh Castle, its necessary to walk down The Royal Mile which is lined with little shops selling Scottish curios, handicrafts and celtic jewellery....

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They are speckled with quaint little towns and ports, and huge estates some of which even house a castle on their grounds....

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Mist rolls across the tops of the Highland hills like an entity alive itself, there’s a sense of it having its own will and character....

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