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your favorit sites/buildings

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:59 am
by nix
yes i no i cant spell but what are your favorite historical sites/ building still in exestance say top 3? can be castles, churches, what ever,

1. bonchureh church, iow, one of the oldest churches still going i think, lovely and out the way, also 100 meters from beech

2. sailsbury cathedrol.sailsbury. the atmosphere and size, wow,

3. quarr abbey, iow, so calm its like a dream

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:51 pm
by oakenshield
definatly durham cathedral its a magnificent place http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:19 pm
by Nigel
So many but Bamburgh castle jumps out

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:49 pm
by kate/bob
has to be Stokesey Castle in Shropshire - it will be mine one day, oh yes!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:29 pm
by robin wood
My vote goes for Haddon Hall Derbyshire...not too big and grand like Chatsworth or too cold and harsh...I could live there. The best surviving Tudor Kitchen in the country (whatever they say at Hampton court) and simply incredible collections of early oak furniture. Any medievalist should plan to visit one day.

Though I would add any early cathedral...agree with Durham and Salisbury, A favourite spot for finding peace in the hussle of London is Soutwark cathedral an oasis of calm amidst the madness.

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:33 pm
by lidimy
Predictably,

Blickling Hall :D

Robin, just imaged Haddon Hall, it really is a stunner!

Fancy house sharing? :lol:

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:38 pm
by Annis
I would say Kentwell, but it doesnt quite fit in the 1100-1500 boundary so...erm....it has to be Bolton Castle! (North Yorkshire) even though it's mostly in ruin.

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:31 pm
by narvek
Prague! All of it :twisted:

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:33 pm
by lidimy
That's true, Prague is truly beautiful, I remember visiting a Castle there which was just like a fairy tale castle. Lovely :D

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:36 am
by DeviantShrub
Copying and pasting my post from this thread ;)



Rievaulx Abbey has been my favourite place for a long time. It totally made my year to do a show there over Easter.

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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:33 am
by Mad Mab
Warkworth Castle (& hermitage), Dunstanburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle (Closely followed by Hermitage, Bamburgh Castle, Harbottle Castle, etc, etc). Homesick now. :(
mab

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:46 am
by Vez
Robin, just imaged Haddon Hall, it really is a stunner!
Lidimy, you dont have to imagine it, just watch the princess bride. It was filmed around Derbyshire and Haddon Hall was used for the 'castle'.

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:26 am
by lidimy
Meant 'imaged' as in 'google imaged' (:

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:50 pm
by Colin Middleton
DS, you should see Roche Abbey (Doncaster) at sunset!

Bolton Castle is a nice one, I'm also fond of Beaumaris.

Favourite may have to be Tretower Court, they have a castle in the back garden! How cool is that :D

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:56 pm
by Cat
Cleeve Abbey, Somerset-small and homely, resident ghost.
Salisbury Cathedral, wot n!x said.
Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire. Full of eccentric antiques. (So I fit riiight in.)

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:27 pm
by greenland_and_game
There are lots of ruins along the Welsh marches.

Two near us are Clun Castle and Montgomery Castle. Both are free entry and are set in beautiful surrondings.

I agree with Kate/bob about Stokesey Castle, the fortified manor house just outside Craven Arms. We've already put a bid in for it!

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:34 pm
by guthrie
All of them.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:48 pm
by Annis
Tyntesfield is also a nice place :D

Its somewhere in or near Somerset.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:35 pm
by Philippa de Vere
Annis wrote:Tyntesfield is also a nice place :D

Its somewhere in or near Somerset.
Visited there last year, it's near Bristol.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:48 pm
by Annis
Philippa de Vere wrote:
Annis wrote:Tyntesfield is also a nice place :D

Its somewhere in or near Somerset.
Visited there last year, it's near Bristol.
That be it!

I visited this time last year (1/2 term time). I love the gate house!

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:13 pm
by Mark Griffin
Gainsborough Old hall (good if you like kitchens Robin, not really touched since the 1480's and much of it working), although many of the landmark Trust properties I have stayed in are great, particularly the Ancient House in Clare.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:33 pm
by Wilhelm
Carreg Cennen castle in south wales, the location is truly stunning!

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:10 pm
by Philippa de Vere
Mark Griffin wrote: many of the landmark Trust properties I have stayed in are great, particularly the Ancient House in Clare.
Oh yes. Had a fabulous 2 weeks staying at Purton Green in Suffolk (13th century great hall with 15th century addition adapted as accommodation) some years ago. Also highly recommend The Gothic Temple in the grounds of Stowe School.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:11 pm
by m300572
Too many to choose from, my favourite archaeological site was an Anglian cemetery near Walesby on the Lincolnshire Wolds and Danebury hillfort stands high in my estimation, both because its a wonderful hillfort and because I met my wife there.

Then there are the West Penwith moors where you can stand among the ruins of 19th century industry and look down on a 21st century farming landscape that was laid out, in its essential elements, in the Bronze Age.......I could go on for hours!

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:20 pm
by Mark
I'm just back from Cyprus so I'm voting for the Medieval Sugar Factory at Kolossi because I've never seen one before.
Oggie (Buckinghams Retinue)

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:10 am
by Mrs. Babyjuice
I used to live at Hanbury Hall, a Wren-style stately home 4m outside of Droitwich. Beautiful but not my favourite (maybe growing up there took the shine off!)

Fave places....ummm Glastonbury tor. I remember running up it when I was 3...like to see me do that now! :shock: North Cornwall, so atmospheric. Criccieth Castle where BJ proposed to me and St. Cyby's Well (sp) both N.Wales. Hadzor. The Green Room (swtn) in Worcester in the 80s...

....oh, and my bed. :lol: