Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Eastnor Castle - Romantic Wedding Venue

A characterful medieval castle can provide a wonderfully historic, atmospheric and romantic setting for a wedding.

Whether the castle is a genuine medieval castle or indeed a 'mock' medieval castle (built post-medieval times but in the medieval style) makes no difference. It's all about the setting and many couples looking for a romantic wedding venue realise this. That's why Eastnor Castle has built a wonderful reputation as a wedding venue.

Eastnor Castle enjoys a glorious romantic setting with its own lake and both the castle exteriors and interiors take your breath away. It's not surprising therefore to learn that Eastnor Castle was selected as the wedding venue for a recent UK TV show called Battle of The Brides where the winners got to have their 'dream wedding' provided at a venue (and expense) that they otherwise could not have afforded. Read more about how this idyllic wedding venue was used in the programme.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Haunted Hever Castle

Hever Castle has had associations with numerous famous people over the centuries including William Waldorf Astor but its most notable resident was surely Anne Boleyn - second wife of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Anne lived at Hever Castle as a child. Her life was to go on to reach an incredible 'high' as the most important woman in all England, only to end in terrible tragedy when she was beheaded at the Tower of London, still a young woman. It is said that her restless spirit still haunts Hever Castle and its grounds.

So it is from Tudor times that Hever Castle has its most notable historical associations but it is in fact a medieval castle by definition, having been built in the 13th century. That is why we have put Hever Castle into our haunted castles section on our main website, under the category of haunted english castles in fact. If you go to the section you will see lots of other english medieval castles listed , all with their own, individual haunted castle story to tell.

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