Palaces, Castles & Mansions

Long corridor peeling paint overgrown ivy Nocton Hall RAF Hospital Lincolnshire Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Access 2018 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Explore #222: RAF Hospital Nocton Hall, Lincolnshire, UK – May 2018

The second stop on our day trip to Lincolnshire was another ‘classic’ urbex spot which I’d been meaning to visit for years – a derelict former stately home and RAF hospital… History (abridged and rewritten from source material on wiki) Nocton Hall is a historic Grade II listed country house. Amongst the prominent former residents was the 1st Earl of Ripon Frederick John Robinson, who was briefly Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between August 1827 and January 1828. Nocton…

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Sunset Aerial Drone from above McDermott's Castle Ruin Shell Lough Key Castle Island Overgrown when nature takes over County Roscommon Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Ireland Access 2017 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Explore #218: McDermott’s Castle, Lough Key, Ireland – September 2017

Explore #3 of the ‘Almost Died Tour’ Next up we have a ruined castle which really captivated me from the moment I first saw a photo of it online… History McDermott’s castle stands on Castle Island in Lough Key, County Roscommon. The Mac Diarmada (McDermott) ruling dynasty first built a castle on the site in the 12th century, and repeatedly came under seige in the 13th century. The McDermotts lost the island in 1586, and the current folly castle was…

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Chateau VP drone from above from the air mavic pro castle Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Belgium Access 2017 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Bonus post: Chateau VP (by drone only), Belgium – August 2017

Day Three of ‘The Greased Otters Tour’. After our visit to Usine Skeleton, we made a quick stopover to stroll around the grounds of this beautiful old castle. I finally had time and opportunity to give my drone a fly, so thought I’d share a handful of the shots with you. History The first castle was built on this site in the twelfth century, or perhaps even earlier. It was destroyed during an uprising in the 1450s, and not rebuilt…

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