11 stunning castles you can visit within an hour drive of Greater Manchester We have compiled a list of some of the best castles and towers a short drive coach factory outlet online login away that you can visit with the family 19:16, 16 MAR 2017Updated10:45, 17 MAR 2017 Eight stunning castles and towers you can visit within a 90 minute drive of Greater Manchester Get What's On updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Whether coach outlet handbags types you want to pretend you are in Game of Thrones, or just enjoy the historical architecture, there are coach outlet online usa some fantastic castles a short drive away from Greater Manchester. They range from small medieval ruins on the hills to giant country estates which are still lived in. We have compiled a list of 11 great castles and towers you can visit which are all within an hours drive of the region on a nice sunny day. 1. Peveril Castle, Peak District Peveril Castle is a ruined early medieval castle overlooking the village of Castleton in the Peak District. It was founded some time between the Norman Conquest of 1066 and its coach outlet sale 31 first recorded mention in the Domesday Survey of 1086, by William Peveril, who held lands in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire as a tenant in chief of the king. Towards the end of the 14th century its material was stripped out for re use, marking the beginning of its decline. By 1609 it was 'very ruinous and serveth for no use'. Peveril Castle is protected as a scheduled monument and a Grade I listed building. 2. Halton Castle, Runcorn Halton Castle situated on the top of Halton Hill, Runcorn. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a Grade I listed building and a scheduled ancient monument. It was the seat of the Barons of Halton from the 11th century until the 14th century and it then passed to the Duchy of Lancaster. It was besieged twice in the Civil War after which its structure deteriorated. The castle lies in ruins apart from the courthouse which has been converted into a public house. 3.
Beaumont Park, Huddersfield Beeston Castle is a former Royal castle in Beeston, above the Cheshire Plain. It was built in the 1220s by Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, on his return from the Crusades. It was kept in good repair until the 16th century, when it was considered to be of no further military use, although it was pressed into service again in 1643, during the English Civil War.
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