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Here's some out-of-town places to stay for B&B if you want to be less extravagent after treating yourself here!. At the other end of your stay you might want to investigate staying at Hammerwood Park There are a couple of tourguides on the Hammerwood website who you might find helpful too - Jackie and David Baines do London and the South East on foot in London in your hired car in the countryside and Michael Osborne covers the whole of England and drives you everywhere if you don't like driving on the left

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You might stay in the Castle - or have your wedding there before flying to Ischia for your honeymoon!? What's more, if your bones are feeling a bit under the weather and you want to pamper your aches and pains then try lounge around in the volcanic spa pools of Ischia as well! It's no use however trying to find a castle to stay in here although there is one on a peninsula on the rocks . . .

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http://www.castles-of-britain.com, has one of the largest castle databases on the Internet, and offers a variety of services for the Castle Enthusiast.

Here's a site for The Age of the Castle
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The Medieval Castle in England and Wales

http://www.dlc.fi/~hurmari/castles.html Here's Risto Hurmalainen's amazing Finnish site for British Castles Risto is very knowledgable about British heritage and you'll like his site. He is a real castles fanatic and has excellent pages devoted to castles

Welsh Castle Types
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Chepstow Castle
Chepstow Castle Chepstow Castle Overlooking the River Wye north of the town center, Gwent, southeast Wales Welsh Name: Ystraigyl, aka Strigoil by Jeff Thomas f there is a castle that...

Dinas Powys Castle
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Bronllys Castle
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White Castle
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Pembroke Castle
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Penmaen Castle
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Skenfrith Castle
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Norman, Welsh & Edward Castles

Ogmore Castle
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Oystermouth Castle
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Kidwelly Castle
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carew Castle
CAREW CASTLE & TIDAL MILL A Magnificent Norman castle which later became an Elizabethan residence. Royal links with Henry Tudor and setting for the Great Tournament of 1...

Dinas Emrys
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Hen Domen Castle
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Caldicot Castle
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Devizes Castle - Historic Details
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Loughor Castle
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Swansea Castle
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Rumney Castle
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Pen y Mwd Castle
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Newport Castle
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Carmarthen Castle
In town, Dyfed, south Wales Norman stronghold, probably sited down river from this site, was eventually superseded by this h

Picton Castle
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Usk Castle
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Coity Castle
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Leighlinbridge
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Launceston Cornwall Online
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City
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Motte and Bailey Castles
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Project: Ireland
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Cardiff Castle
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Hum 202--Week 5: Romanesque and Norman
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Erich's Castle on the Web
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A Photographic Study of Pembroke Castle
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