Britain has a unique castle heritage, and Castles of Britain and Ireland is an exploration of 50 fascinating and awe-inspiring castles. With stunning photography by Stephen Whitehorne, the book's engaging commentary guides the reader around the interior and exterior of each castle: architecture, furnishings, artefacts and gardens.
The text is peppered with interesting snippets of historical information, including details of past residents and military action. Included are staples such as Caerphilly, Warwick and Dover, and also Pembroke, Bamburgh and Rochester among many others.
Essential travel information on prices and transport links is provided for each castle, making this a practical 'glove-box' title as well as an object of beauty.
The book is a true celebration and a real treat for anyone who is fascinated by castles. The engaging text is complemented by beautiful pictures which entice the reader and bring alive and unique and very different charms of each castle covered.
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|Size:||170 x 210||ISBN:||9781847739209|
|Images:||150 colour photographs, 5 black and white images||Format:||Paperback|
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"For anyone who loves castles, this is a beautiful book with superb photography and relevant text. There's nothing like escaping the humdrum of life, getting away from the busy city and steeping yourself in history. Dramatic and majestic, castles evoke legend, lore and times gone by. The introduction tells us about different types of castle and fortification. The book is divided into chapters of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. There is a map at the beginning of each section. Each castle has essential information for visiting, historical and interesting facts. This is a wonderful compact book for the enthusiast of history and castles."
This review was posted: 04/10/2011 15:10:47 by Karen Platt