The Great Castles of Britain & Ireland
Britain has a unique castle heritage, and The Great Castlesof Britain and Ireland is a celebration of 50 beautiful, unique and fascinating castles. With stunning photography by Stephen Whitehorne, the book's engaging commentary guides the reader around the interior and exterior of eachcastle: architecture, furnishings, artefacts and gardens. The text is peppered with fascinating snippets of historical information, including details of past residents and militaryaction. Included are staples such as Caerphilly, Warwickand Dover, and also Pembroke, Bamburgh and Rochesteramong many others.
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