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Captain dEwell14 Apr 2020 7:39 a.m. PST

They Found This Abandoned Castle In Ruins. Now? You've GOT To See Inside…

The British (hi!) are taking old crumbling castles and converting them into something that looks like it"s straight out of a modern-day fairytale.

Take, for instance, the Astley Castle.

It is located in North Warwickshire, England and was built in the 12th century. It has a fascinating history that spans 900 years, including entanglements with the English crown and mysterious fires. Yet its current state, along with its most recent history, is the most thrilling aspect of it.





Try doing that with Corfe Castle …


Wackmole914 Apr 2020 8:09 a.m. PST

A fool and his money are soon parted.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 8:36 a.m. PST

The article says Astley Castle is a rental. Would be an awesome place for a gaming retreat!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 8:44 a.m. PST

As the article notes, the US lacks castles. But we have no shortage of abandoned stone and concrete structures. I hope something can be done along those lines for some of them. Anything's better than more "modern" buildings done according to 1920's Bauhaus and looking as though they were built of Legos.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 Apr 2020 9:37 a.m. PST

Hearst Castle?


Moonraker Miniatures14 Apr 2020 9:51 a.m. PST

I'm going to check that out…..! I have experience of Landmark Trust properties – my daughters booked a weekend for my 70th birthday at the Martello Tower in Suffolk:

A fantastic experience.


Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 9:58 a.m. PST


Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 9:59 a.m. PST

" A fool and his money are soon parted. "

Why do you say that?

Captain dEwell14 Apr 2020 10:03 a.m. PST

Ah, when you wish upon a star …



…Corfe Castle, restored (not).

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 10:38 a.m. PST

Why not aim high?


Wackmole914 Apr 2020 12:28 p.m. PST

I like ruins and they have no maintenance costs.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 2:23 p.m. PST

Visit Detroit, Wackmole. Ruins are easy to make, and people are always making more. They make great postcards, too.

But off the game board, I find a roof and four walls keeps the rain and snow away, and makes it possible to heat and air condition. Notice how few of us conduct our wargames on a picnic table.

Bill, by "lacks" I didn't mean completely absent. But they are thin on the ground. And you'll notice that Bannerman Castle is the only one on the list currently uninhabitable. But as I said, we have lots of neglected concrete, brick and stone. I've even seen a few come back.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 7:09 p.m. PST

Castello de Amorosa is a complete castle in California that could be rented for a convention. I shudder to think how high the admission fee would be…

- Ix

Syrinx015 Apr 2020 6:00 p.m. PST

The Amorosa castle is an interesting mix of salvaged European castles and historical building material. It was really interesting to wander through. Bonus is they have excellent wine.

The Astley castle restoration is really nice. Probably can't afford to stay there but I wouldn't mind doing so.

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