Palaces, Castles & Mansions

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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Explore #33: Rougham Hall, Suffolk – February 2014

This beautiful, but exceedingly derelict, old Hall has been on my “to do” list since I first got into urban exploration last summer. On a sunny morning a few weeks ago I decided that it was finally time to pay the old girl a visit. The Hall lies in the middle of a country estate which is still occupied, so I was careful to work my way towards my target using as much cover from the surrounding woodland as possible.…

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