Medieval remains to be uncovered in £800k revamp of Sheffield’s Castlegate | Calendar – ITV News

A new bid has been announced to uncover the remains of Sheffield Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned for more than decade.

The medieval castle was a once a huge structure dominating the South Yorkshire city, but it was demolished during the Civil War.

The site was covered over in the 1960s by the notoriously drab Castle Markets development and the only visible remains of the ancient castle were locked in basements under the concrete structure.

Over the … (View original article)

Free children’s event at Conisbrough Castle

Conisbrough CastleARCHERY and fencing will be among the activities on offer at a free event heading to Conisbrough Castle on Monday.

Staff from Doncaster Children’s Service Trust’s EPIC team will host the event, which also aims to educate young people about crime.

Castle event lead Stephen Cole said: “I’ve put a lot of work into this event because I want it to be a great success for the community, so young people can get something beneficial out of it. Hopefully the kids will … (View original article)

Castle built by the cofounder of Abercrombie & Fitch listed for $3.7 million – Business Insider

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If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a castle with an easy commute to New York City, you’re in luck. Located just over an hour north of midtown Manhattan, 249 Croton Dam Road in Ossining, New York is on the market for $3.69 million.

Built in the 1920s by David Abercrombie, cofounder of Abercrombie & Fitch, the castle is dubbed “Elda Castle” aft… (View original article)

We Go Inside Claudia Schiffer’s Tudor Mansion | Architectural Digest


Claudia Schiffer—member of the original supermodel club, iconic Guess? girl, magazine-cover star times a thousand, and savvy businesswoman—is well versed at navigating runways. So 15 years ago, when the Teutonic bombshell and her now husband, English film director Matthew Vaughn, turned into a half-mile-long driveway—unannounced and on a whim—to inquire whether the owners might consider selling the historic house at the end of it, Schiffer naturally won over her audience. “We basically knock… (View original article)

Win! A relaxing Scottish castle getaway – AOL UK Travel


We’ve teamed up with Knock Castle to offer you the chance to win a luxury break for two in the heart of Scotland.

For great Scottish hospitality, award-winning food, stunning countryside and a luxurious country retreat, this beautiful Scottish castle has it all. You could be in search of a quiet meal out together, a weekend break in the heart of Scotland, an unrivalled wedding venue or a great place for business – you’ll find we offer exactly what you require and real value for mone… (View original article)

Plans lodged for new visitor facilities at Portumna Castle – Galway Bay FM


Galway Bay fm newsroom – A planning application for new car and bus parking facilities at Portumna Castle has been lodged with the county council.

The Office of Public Works is seeking planning permission to demolish an existing vacant bungalow at the castle, which is a protected structure.

The development would include the construction of a new car park and bus set down area.

A decision is expected from the county council in August.

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Next phase of restoration starts at Highcliffe Castle | Meridian – ITV News


The next phase of restoration work at Highcliffe Castle in Dorset will start at the end of the month. The eighteen month building project will see one wing fully restored as well as its historic kitchen. The castle will also welcome back original pieces of furniture which are currently being held in storage by the V&A Museum. A new conservation studio will be created allowing an internationally important collection of stained glass to be restored and displayed. New staircases and floors… (View original article)

Britons Read all About Lismore Castle | FFT.ie

An article showcasing Lismore Castle features in the latest edition of the popular interiors magazine House & Garden, profiling the castle and its grounds to more than 113,000 readers.

Tourism Ireland in London, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, invited journalist Tania Compton to visit in 2016. The resulting article appears in the August edition of House & Garden, describing the gardens at Lismore Castle as “An enchanting haven of fragrant meadows, towering magnolias an… (View original article)