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William the Conqueror used enforced Anglo-Saxon labour for work on the construction of Leeds Castle. The original wooden castle was replaced by a fortified stone castle in 1119. An important feature of Leeds Castle is its access to the River Len. Leeds Castle occupies three islands surrounded by an artificial lake. King Henry VIII converted Leeds Castle into a Royal Palace but retained the defences due to the possible risk of invasion from Spain or France.

Culzean Castle. This magnificent castle with its wonderful gardens is in South Ayrshire. The top floor has an apartment which was given to General Eisenhower after the Second World War. This is now available as holiday accommodation -- no doubt at a fairly hefty price :-)

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Medieval Home, Scotland photo via courtney (Blue Pueblo)

Abandoned Castle Tower home in - I love it how I started pinning abandoned buildings, and then you did, too, and now your moronic girlfriend has joined in, thinking she's feeding your interest, an interest that you got from me. Ha ha ha. What a tool. ~ETS