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Langley Castle

Listed under Unusual Places to Stay in North West England, United Kingdom.

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This castle looks like a it was built by a sensible Lego practitioner – squat and square with few garnishes and arranged in an 'H' shape with four corner towers. It went up in about 1350, built by Sir Thomas de Lucy for the Barons of Tynedale. The basic design hasn't been changed much since then – though the Tynedale family left it in ruins after Henry IV had a good go at destroying it around 1400. Unfortunately it wasn't properly repaired until the 19th century by which time it had been left to grow over for quite a while. After it was repaired it became soldier's barracks then girls school before being converted into a luxury hotel.

There are only nine rooms in the hotel – proving how similar the layout is to the original – and they're decked out in olde worlde style and luxury, several with four poster beds and opulent feature bathrooms.

Written by  Jemima Jones.

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