Watch: Take in the bliss of the blooming gardens at Blarney Castle | Irish Examiner


Peter Dowdall takes a walk around the blooming Castle gardens this week, where the borders are summer-blowsy.

I found myself wandering around the grounds at Blarney Castle recently. No, I hadn’t decided to join the throngs in line to obtain the gift of the gab, best of luck to them. No, I was here purely to enjoy the gardens. I try and visit every few months as they are improving and progressing at such a pace, I don’t want to miss anything.

In particular, I wanted to see th… (View original article)

Ghost hunters wanted for a spooky event at Kent’s most haunted castle | Kent Live


Wannabe ghost hunters have the chance to hunt the paranormal at one of the country’s most haunted castles next week.Dover Castle is said to be haunted by a drummer boy who was murdered during the Napoleanic wars.It is believed he was decapitated by robbers, and his headless spirit now haunts the castle grounds banging his drum.Read more: The 25 most haunted places in Kent

A monk, a Roman soldier and a woman in a red dress are also said to haunt the castle. Some visitors have reported s… (View original article)

Castle on a hill | TNS – The News on Sunday

It was March 2014, when out of nowhere this castle’s photo appeared in my Facebook’s Newsfeed. I don’t remember searching for castles on Google, but there it was. Maybe it was a sign for me, that what I was seeking, was seeking me as well as Rumi had said.

I was going to visit my sister who lives in Hamburg that year. Taking consideration of Rumi’s insightful quote, I made it a point to visit Neuschwanstein Castle, located on a hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near… (View original article)

Former Mackay man is creating a full-sized Gothic castle | Mackay Daily Mercury

A FORMER Mackay man, who has worked on art projects in the city centre, is building a full-sized Gothic castle in Geeveston, Tasmania.

Francis Shepherd and Christina Kent started building Castle Phoenix in 2010 and have just finished their first battlements. They are funding the project themselves through tiling work, and the castle is expected to take another five years to complete.

Francis said it all started when he took a trip to Tasmania to escape the heat of Mackay. “In… (View original article)

Old castle attracts tourists in Shanxi – Global Times


Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2017 shows the walls of Xiangyu Castle in Qinshui County, north China’s Shanxi Province. Three years ago, the 400-year-old castle was empty and deserted. After reconstruction, Xiangyu castle now attracts tourists with its beautiful moat, unique walls and courtyards. (Xinhua/Cao Yang)

Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2017 shows a tourist visiting Xiangyu Castle in Qinshui County, north China’s Shanxi Province. Three years ago, the 400-year-old castle was empty and dese… (View original article)

Agents appointed to sell Staffs castle | Insider Media Ltd

8 Aug 2017
Midlands

Storm Rannard

A grade I-listed moated castle in Staffordshire, which was once home to the Wedgwood family, has been placed on the market.

Pennycuick Collins and Paul Carr Exclusive & Rural Homes have been appointed joint agents on the sale of Caverswall Castle.

Planning permission is in place to create a wellbeing retreat with accommodation at the castle, with a decision also set to be made on its use as a conference venue and fi… (View original article)

Osu Castle In Ruins | General News | Peacefmonline.com

The Osu castle, once an impregnable and invincible seat of power, is a pale shadow of itself.The castle, famed for both the good, bad and ugly tales, earned both notoriety and awe during the heady days of former President Rawlings.

The tales about the castle, built by Danes in 1661, are many and varied. They range from alleged torture of political detainees to church sermons, all surrounding the various presidents who once occupied it.

Almost every president starting from Kwam… (View original article)

Penrith Castle Park lottery bid on ice | News & Star

A £2.5 million bid to improve Penrith’s Castle Park has been put on ice by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The charity fund group turned down plans that would have made the playground and obstacle golf course bigger, refurbished the Memorial Gate and Black Angel War Memorial and build a car park.

The bid, developed by the Castle Park Development Group, with support from Eden District Council’s leisure services team, also included a level bridge across to Penrith Castle, to make it… (View original article)

Castle on a hill | TNS – The News on Sunday

It was March 2014, when out of nowhere this castle’s photo appeared in my Facebook’s Newsfeed. I don’t remember searching for castles on Google, but there it was. Maybe it was a sign for me, that what I was seeking, was seeking me as well as Rumi had said.

I was going to visit my sister who lives in Hamburg that year. Taking consideration of Rumi’s insightful quote, I made it a point to visit Neuschwanstein Castle, located on a hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near… (View original article)

King of the castle: Meet the man who built a castle for his kids


What kid doesn’t dream of living in a castle; with turrets for shooting arrows at intruders, a dungeon for dastardly prisoners, and a tower perfect for stowing away a princess? For the Leeke family, this childhood fantasy came true when their Dad built a castle on their Sunshine Coast property.

Matt Leeke had good reasons for building the castle. As the son of a builder, he spent his childhood moving from one house to the next, with regular changes of school. When Leeke started his … (View original article)