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October 22nd, 2005  
KC72
 
 
found this if your still around Mr Enfield
http://www.castles-of-britain.com/castleg.htm
October 23rd, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
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Camber Castle from the air[/img]

Until the late 16th century, most of the low lying ground between Rye and Winchelsea was a shallow harbour, called the Camber, protected from the sea by a long series of shingle banks. Between 1512 and 1514 Sir Edward Guldeford built a circular tower at the end of one of these shingle spits to defend the harbour. In 1538 the threat of invasion from Catholic France and Spain led Henry VIII to build a chain of artillery forts along the south coast to protect vulnerable and strategic areas. The existing tower at Camber was incorporated into a new fort built between 1539 and 1544. However the castle was to have a very short active life. By the end of the 16th century the silting of the Camber made the castle largely obsolete and in 1637 the garrison was disbanded. This early abandonment of the castle has meant that unlike other Henrician forts, such as Walmer Castle, that have been greatly modified over the centuries, at Camber Castle the original design still remains.

A visit to Camber Castle today involves a pleasant one mile walk across flat fields. The castle is managed by Rye Harbour Nature Reserve in co-operation with English Heritage and guided walks around the nature reserve and castle are organised regularly. The exterior of the castle is free to visit at any reasonable time, and the interior can be visited on weekend afternoons in the summer.
October 23rd, 2005  
Fox
 
 
Do British army let you to drunk? Anyway, Those castle are really nice. I do like castles around in Europe.
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October 24th, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
The Army does mind you getting drunk, providing you are not to badly behaved. Although drinking on duty is another matter, but at times they used to bring the Rum around of a night which was always very welcome when you stuck out in the cold and wet.
October 24th, 2005  
Navy Boy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeEnfield 2
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Camber Castle from the air[/img]
I wounder how old is that castle?
November 1st, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
Lewes Castle built in the 11th Century

November 18th, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 



Another local pile
November 19th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
a masterpiece!
January 23rd, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 


Walmer Castle Kent...Home of the Lord Warden Of The Cinquie Ports
January 31st, 2006  
Venom PL
 
 
Malbork Castle in Poland

http://www.zamek.malbork.com.pl/zamek01d.jpg
http://www.zamek.malbork.com.pl/zamek02d.jpg
http://www.zamek.malbork.com.pl/zamek03d.jpg
http://www.zamek.malbork.com.pl/zamek04d.jpg

At the beginning of the 1278s the Teutonic Knights started building a castle in Malbork which they referred to as St. Mary's Stronghold.

During the Thirteen Years' War, in June 1457, the Polish army seized Malbork.