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The Remains of Oxford Castle. Built as a Motte and Bailey style in 1071 under orders of William the Conqueror. The hill or Motte would have once held a 50' tower. The original wooden tower was replaced by a 10 sided Stone tower. The tower collapsed and was torn down shortly before the English civil war. The rest of the castle was used as a prison until the 20th century. The last hanging took place in the 1950s. .
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Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. Nottingham 1189AD. One of the oldest continuously operated pubs in the world. Legend has it that crusaders would stop off for a rest on the journey to the holy land. The Trip is built into the sandstone cliff beneath Nottingham Castle. Cave rooms are used as guest seating and some were once used as breweries. The building sits adjacent to the castle's breweries. The castle walls and castle are seen above. It's owned by a chain but still one of my favorite places, I've been enamored by it for as long as I can remember visiting Nottingham .
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I can't tell you what this building is called, or what style it's in. All I know is it's next to #westminster and #parliament and I am so in love with it. .
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