Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle is in the town of Pontefract about 15 miles from Leeds, is one of the five towns in the City of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. The name ‘Pontefract’ came from the Latin words ‘pons’ meaning ‘bridge’ and ‘fractus’ meaning ‘broken’. So ‘Pontefract’ means ‘broken bridge’. It is possible that the bridge in question […]

Donnington Castle

The haunted Donnington Castle is not to be confused with Castle Donington. The former is in Berkshire while the latter is in Leicestershire. Donnington Castle is in the small village of Donnington, sitting on top of a hill overlooking the River Lambourne, just one mile north of the town of Newbury in the English county […]

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