Palaces, Castles & Mansions

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Explore #163: Villa Guano aka Villa Miley, Germany – May 2016

Explore #3 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ Day Two saw a traditionally early start, and first up was this derelict manor house with rather lovely stairs, columns and capitals (as I think they’re called – feel free to correct me, any architecture buffs out there)… Access wasn’t looking good initially, but after some careful scouting and some more good teamwork we managed to get inside undetected. We then spent a relaxed hour or so taking a few shots, and…

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Explore #152: Leybourne Grange Manor house (aka Medway Manor), Kent – December 2015

Just before the end of the year James and I made a quick dash down towards the South coast for a couple more explores… first up was this crumbling old Manor House, which once formed part of a Mental Asylum… History The Manor House at Leybourne Grange dates back to before 1724, when it was sold to Francis Whitworth. In the mid/late 1700s the property was sold on to the Hawley family, in whose ownership the land remained until it…

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Explore #58a (revisit): Chateau Verdure, France – October 2015

Explore #6 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ After leaving Manoir Cacophonie we raced against the setting sun to squeeze in a sixth and final explore of the day – a revisit (for me) to the crumbling beauty of Chateau Verdure. My report from my previous visit in May 2014 can be seen here. Looking back I’m amazed we had the energy and enthusiasm to squeeze this explore in, having already driven through France with zero sleep the previous night, and…

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