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Warwick Castle has over a thousand Warwick Castle
years of secrets hidden within the grounds. Murder, mystery, intrigue and scandal - the castle has witnessed it all. Marvel at the grandeur of the State Rooms, enter the Princess Tower or descend into the gloomy depths of the Dungeon.
Climb the impressive towers and ramparts for sepectacular panoramic views of the 60 acres of Capability Brown landscaped gardens which suround the castle.
For more information and opening times click here http://www.warwick-castle.co.uk

 

Sudeley Castle dates back to 1440 and is set Sudeley Castle
against the backdrop of the Cotswolds hills and steeped in history. Once the home of Katherine Parr, the castle apartments house an impressive collection of furniture and paintings including works by Turner, Rubens and Van Dyck.
There are also 14 acres of award winning gardens to delight the visitor.
For more information and opening times click here http://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk

 

 

Blenheim Palace was built for John Churchill Blenheim Palace
the 1st Duke of Marlborough in recognition of his great victory over the French in the battle of Blenheim in 1704 and was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The Palace is set in 2100 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown and includes the Marlborough Maze and Orangery.
For more information and opening times click here http://www.blenheimpalace.com/

 

 

 

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle is most famously assocaited with
Robert Dudley and Queen Elizabeth and his attempted courting of the queen. There is the Leicester tower and large parts of the ruins to climb over and explore. The Elizabethan garden has recently been opened and is well worth a visit.
For more information and opening times click here
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server.php?show=nav.16873

 

 

 

 

Ragley Hall is the family home of the Marquess and Ragley Hall
Marchioness of Hertford. The House itself stands majestically in well-maintained formal gardens within beautiful ‘Capability’ Brown parkland. As well as being architecturally stunning, the Stables house an impressive collection of carriages really bringing to mind the extravagance of times past.
For further information and opening times click here http://www.ragleyhall.com