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Warwick Castle UK Tour

Warwick Castle UK Tour information and guide to the castle. Hosts special historical themed attractions and events.-This is from an audio tour recorded for British Airways/Hertz back in 1995 -written and presented by Blain Fairman assisted bt Stephen Mowat -audio production Robert Nichol RNaudioproductions ..I have now added pics and website links -I hope you like it.Many more tour-by-tape on my site -try Windsor Castle Stonehenge: Castles in Wales CastleFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, searchCoordinates: [show location on an interactive map] 52°16′45?N 1°35′06?W? / ?52.2793°N -1.585°E? / 52.2793; -1.585Warwick CastleView of the east fa?ade from the River AvonWarwick Castle is located in Warwickshire-Architectural style Motte-and-bailey castle (11th12th century)-Shell keep castle (12th century onwards)-Town Warwick, Warwickshire-Country England-Client Henry de Beaumont-ConstructionStarted 1068Warwick Castle (pronounced /?w?r?k/ WORR-ik, like warren En-warwick.ogg listen (help·info)) is a medieval castle in Warwick, the county town of Warwickshire, England. It sits on a cliff overlooking a bend in the River Avon. Warwick Castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1068 within or adjacent to Anglo-Saxon burh of Warwick. It was used as a fortification until the early 17th century, when Sir Fulke Greville converted it to a country house. It was owned by the Greville family, who became earls of Warwick in 1759, until 1978.From 1088, the castle traditionally belonged to the Earl of Warwick, and it served as a symbol of his power. The castle was taken in 1153 by Henry of Anjou, later Henry II. It has been used to hold prisoners, including some from the Battle of Poitiers in the 14th century. Under the ownership of Richard Neville also known as "Warwick the Kingmaker" Warwick Castle was used in the 15th century to imprison the English king, Edward IV. Warwick Castle has been compared with Windsor Castle in terms of scale, cost, and status.Since its construction in the 11th century, the castle has undergone structural changes with additions of towers and redesigned residential buildings. Originally a wooden motte-and-bailey, it was rebuilt in stone in the 12th century. During the Hundred Years War, the facade opposite the town was refortified, resulting in one of the most recognisable examples of 14th century military architecture. the 17th century the grounds were turned into a garden. Warwick Castle was purchased by The Tussauds Group in 1978 and opened as a tourist attraction. It is protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I listed building. rnaudioproductions ipodity,
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