Save for two, all the pictures are from wonderful photographers on Flickr who were willing to share their pictures.It was a ton of fun to do the research for this post. Feel free to tell me about your favorite castles in the comments!Under the ownership of Richard Neville – also known as “Warwick the Kingmaker” – Warwick Castle was used in the 15th century to imprison the English king, Edward IV.Warwick Castle has been compared with Windsor Castle in terms of scale, cost, and status.During the Hundred Years War, the facade opposite the town was refortified, resulting in one of the most recognisable examples of 14th century military architecture.In the 17th century the grounds were turned into a garden.Warwick Castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1068 within or adjacent to Anglo-Saxon burh of Warwick.
By 1434 Sir Edward Dalyngrigge’s nephew Richard was living in the castle. Recent research suggests that the castle was built more for show than as an effective defence.
Photo From Flickr Wikipedia Description: Warwick Castle is a medieval castle in Warwick, the county town of Warwickshire, England.
It sits on a cliff overlooking a bend in the River Avon.
Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London (and historically as The Tower), is a historic monument in central London, England, on the north bank of the River Thames.
It is located within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and is separated from the eastern edge of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill.