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Nov 22, 2005 - September 11th, 2004: Raby Castle

Today, September 11th, 2004, we drove south to the village of Staindrop in county Durham where we visited Raby Castle. The approach to the castle is particularly beautiful as its towers and turrets appear and disappear amongst the trees. Most of the building is 14th century with fragments said to date back to the 11th century. The 14th century Gatehouse, with its stone figures standing on the battlements, once guarded a drawbridge over the now dry Castle moat, which was drained in the 18th century. Beyond stands Clifford's Tower, with some...

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