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This 12th century stronghold, just twenty minutes from the seaside and the home of Sir Humphry Wakefield and his family, became 'base-camp' for the 1298 conquering attack on William Wallace by “Hammer of the Scots”, King Edward 1st. Wallace had raided the previous year, burning the women and children to death in the local abbey. The Castle was given permission to add battlements by King Edward III in 1344. The Elizabethans added 'Long Galleries' and Capability Brown designed the park in 1752. The glorious Italian garden was laid out in the 19th century by Sir Jeffrey Wyatville, fresh from his royal triumphs at Windsor Castle. Royal visits from 1200s to this century, and winner of many architectural awards.
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Located in the heart of the Northumberland National Park and with grounds designed by Capability Brown, Hesleyside is a magnificent and historic house which is now home to William and Anna Charlton and their family. The ancestral home of th...
Steeped in history and set in glorious Northumberland countryside, Capheaton Hall is a unique place to stay and is open for guests to enjoy and explore for the first time in its history. Dating back to 1668 and a much treasured family home, Capheaton...