Palaces, Castles & Mansions

Explore #56: Chateau des Singes, France – May 2014

Explore #1 of Operation Baguette After the fun and japes of my first European urbexing weekender (the 3 Eurovirgins and a Europro tour) I was gagging to get out there and see some more amazing locations across La Manche. Unfortunately Rebecca couldn’t join us this time, but we were chuffed that the eponymous Dan of Mr Dan Explores (with whom I’d previously explored Kings Reach Tower and Millennium Mills) was able to join us instead. Dan proved himself a most…

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Explore #54: Baron Hill Estate, Beaumaris, Wales – May 2014

After my recent exploring in Belgium and Iceland, it’s back to the windy and rainy UK for my next report! Upon our return from Iceland, Mrs X and I headed straight to Anglesey for a friend’s wedding. I took the opportunity on the morning of the wedding to nip up the road for a couple of hours on this solo explore. I forgot to mention in my last report that my DSLR had a slight accident when I was in…

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Explore #51: Chateau de Noisy (aka Chateau Miranda), Belgium – April 2014

Explore #9 of the 3 Eurovirgins and a Europro tour The sixth and final explore of Day Two was only just behind the CDC on my most wanted list – a “fairytale” derelict castle buried deep in the Belgian countryside. As with the CDC I found myself holding back my excitement beforehand in case we failed – stories of the psychopathic groundsman and his shotgun are (in)famous in the urban exploration community! However, as we started to make our way…

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