Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Beberapa Istana Menabjubkan di Inggris

Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle is a medieval castle in Warwick, Warwickshire town, Inggris.Terletak on a cliff overlooking a bend in the Avon River. Warwick Castle was built by William in 1068 adjacent to the Anglo-Saxon burh of Warwick. There is used as a fortress until the beginning of the 17th century, when Sir Fulke Greville converted government into a rural home. It is owned by the Greville family, who became earls of Warwick in 1759, until 1978.

In the 17th century on the grounds of cultural preservation, turned into a park. Warwick Castle bought by the Tussauds Group in 1978 and opened as a tourist attraction. It is protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade I listed building.

Tower of London
It is a historic monument in central London, England, on the northern bank of the River Thames. It is situated in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and separated from the east end of London by open space known as Tower Hill.

The main function of the tower is a, fort royal palace, and prison (particularly for high status and royal prisoners, such as the Princes in the Tower at the time of Queen Elizabeth I). This uses the past has led to the phrase "sent to the Tower" (meaning "imprisoned"). It also serves as a place of execution and torture, an armory, a treasury, a zoo, the Royal Mint, the public records office, observatory, and since 1303, home of the British Crown Jewels.
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