Tag Archives: Medieval

Heavenly Hills, Dales and Castles of Eastern Hertfordshire

Located along the eastern border, the town of Hertford contained two burhs founded in 911 by King Edward the Elder (England’s second king). Hertford Castle was raised, in 1066, beside the River Lea and bequeathed to Peter de Valoignes, the … Continue reading

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Heavenly Hills, Dales and Castles of West Hertfordshire

Tiny Hertfordshire is rife with a network of highways coursing through its primarily rural landscape boasting of over 90 towns and villages. Proximity to suburban East London doesn’t quite encroach, although Berkhamsted Castle once held a strategic position on the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle may very well be the most visitor-friendly authentic castle- not only in England but in the entirety of Europe. The castle is definitely the oldest abode in England still inhabited by the same family that built it throughout … Continue reading

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Heavenly Hills and Castles of South Herefordshire

Some castles existed in Herefordshire well before the Norman Conquest and Edward the Confessor was the fiercest guard of the southern portion of both sides of the English/Welsh border in history. Ewyas Harold and Richard’s Castle¬†are two of his own … Continue reading

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