Saturday, August 11, 2018

Romantic Castles of the United Kingdom

Crown of Scotland at Scone Castle
Belvoir Castle
From Victoria:
Undulating across the slopes of Leicestershire, in the East Midlands of England, the formal gardens at Belvoir Castle—ancestral home to the dukes of Rutland for nearly a millennium—reflect a heritage of faithful cultivation. Lauded Edwardian architect Harold Ainsworth Peto designed the hilltop oasis, and each duchess in the lineage has added her influence to the picturesque setting.

Following their nuptials in 2011, Prince William and Kate Middleton retreated to The Isle of Anglesey to begin their married life. Visit the tranquil surrounds of this tiny island in northwest Wales, where a stroll down a groomed path through dense woodland offers a glimpse into the traditions of titled aristocracy at Plas Newydd. Erected in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the National Trust property consists of a gracious manor house and sprawling, elaborately manicured grounds. (Read more.)
Leeds Castle

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