Palaces, Castles & Mansions

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Explore #109: The Underwater Ballroom / Victorian Folly, Witley Park, Surrey – some time in 2014…

And now for something just a little bit special… Please sit back, relax, and learn of the truly incomparable ‘Witley Wonder’ – a Victorian folly built beneath a lake by an eccentric millionaire… *** IMPORTANT: Please note that Witley Park is now occupied and in private ownership, and should therefore not be visited without the owner’s express prior permission. *** History (abridged, compiled and rewritten at great length from a number of source articles here, here, here, here, here, here, and…

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Explore #108: Silverlands Orphanage, UK – October 2014

After our successful explore of Cambridge Military Hospital James and I met up with a few of our other explorer friends, the oh-so-normally monikered MrDan Explores, Dirty Jigsaw, and Sweetpea, to explore this abandoned Orphanage in the South of England. History This Grade II listed building was founded as a country house in 1812, and became an orphanage in the 1930s, run by the Actors Orphanage Fund and supported by the likes of Noel Coward, Sir Laurence Olivier and Richard…

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Explore #107: Chateau TP, Belgium – September 2014

Explore #10 of the Taking the Piscine Tour After a flying visit to Chateau Congo we were on our way to The Grand Hotel Regnier when we drove past what looking like an abandoned hotel. We hit the brakes, bunged a U-ey, and gave it a closer look. Sure enough it showed definite signs of abandonment and the beginnings of some decay. Utilising our finely honed urbex skills we soon found a sneaky way of getting inside. Sadly our initial…

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