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Towers in the woods

Only two towers, a partial third tower, part of the gatehouse, and a wall of the chapel remains but... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2016
AndrewWHopkin
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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Visit June 2016

A very interesting and historical location with links to English history. Only one tower was open... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
GeofandJillH
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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Nov 6, 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a medieval fortress where a future king of England was once imprisoned. It is located near the town of Elven not far from the small Breton city of Vannes which is worth a day visit as well with its ancient town center. You...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Only two towers, a partial third tower, part of the gatehouse, and a wall of the chapel remains but nevertheless it is impressive. There's a bit of a walk to the ruins, which would not be suitable for the infirm or the elderly. A paper...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank AndrewWHopkin
Reviewed August 9, 2016

excellent little gem. Dropped on it by accident after a visit to the beach. Well worth the entrance fee. The keep is a must climb to get an idea of life in the era.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank lesgrillons26
Reviewed June 27, 2016

A very interesting and historical location with links to English history. Only one tower was open which was a disappointment. Climbing the Dungeon stairs was not for the feint hearted - pity but safe that we couldn't get to the top to see the view....More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank GeofandJillH
Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

A fortress in a town called Elven? Sounds like something out of Lord Of The Rings, so It had to be done! During a large family holiday (my husband and I, his parents and his sister, her husband and their 2 children of 2 and...More

5  Thank Miryme80
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not much Health and Safety.... But a good relaxed visit to ruined chateau. Henry VII ( Henry Tudor) was imprisoned here during the Wars of the Roses. There is a nice walk(make sure you can carry your picnic) through the woods until you suddenly find...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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