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15 castles in Kent you can visit for a great family day out

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Canterbury Castle © Tim Stubbings The ruined Norman castle, which was begun by William the Conqueror in 1070, is one of the most ancient in Britain. The castle became a ruin in the 17th century after it was constructed as one of the three royal castles in Kent in the reign of Henry I (1100-1135)….

Ironclad 2: Battle for Blood

Ironclad 2-Battle for Blood

Ironclad II: Battle for Blood is the sequel to 2011’s Ironclad. Starring Tom Austen(The Borgias), Michelle Fairley(Game of Thrones), Roxanne McKee(The Legend of Hercules), Danny Webb(Henry V) and Andy Beckwith(Game of Thrones). According to IMDb.com Ironclad: Battle for Blood hit UK theaters in March, there isn’t a US release date. For the US Ironclad: Battle…

Kent campaign to save ‘decaying’ Rochester Castle

Conservationists have begun a campaign to preserve Rochester Castle. The Restore Rochester Castle Campaign wants to save the walls, floor and roof of the 12th Century building. A section of the outer wall of the castle had to be rebuilt last month after collapsing because of heavy rainfall. Campaigner Jon O’Donnell said the medieval castle…

Rochester Castle wall restoration almost complete

Stone masons will put the finishing touches to the complex restoration work of a weather-damaged section of Rochester Castle’s curtain wall next week. The experienced craftsmen have painstakingly repaired the 24m section of retaining wall, which collapsed in March after a deluge of heavy rain led to ground movement. Emergency shoring works were carried out…