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Beeston castle and Hillfort.

When traveling through Cheshire, it’s hard to miss the giant hill that stands formidably near Tarporley. Here stands Beeston Castle. Although it is in ruins and a shadow of its former glory, it still offers an impressive sight and excellent views of the surrounding area, a well-placed castle that has seen some action since its […]

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Conway Castle

As you approach the Town of Conway in North Wales, you will no doubt be impressed by the imposing fortress that dominates the town and the connected town wall. Much in the manner of nearby Caernarfon, another fortified town in the ring of steel imposed by Edward I. This however boasts a very complete town […]

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Castle watch :If walls could talk.

I have often thought that cities are great places to have nothing to do. So while accompanying my good lady to a work conference i was able to just amble round London for the day. I opted to visit one of the most famous castles in the country, The Tower of London. This building has […]

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Peveril Castle. Castleton and Hammerhead

During a recent weekend in the village of Castleton, located in the Peak District, I visited Peveril castle which sits on the high sides of the valley. For most of it’s existence it was used as a hunting lodge and court. There was a small disagreement when a new constable tried to take office but […]

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The update, Caernarfon castle and Thor’s cave

This month had been rather slow on the saga front I must confess. Following the successful event that Joe ran at the start of the month, I’ve been touring some of the local(ish) venues for various games including Asgard in Walsall to which I was very impressed with. Here some of the former warlords of […]