Bolingbroke Castle

Sunny aerial view showing stone remains of the 13th century hexagonal Bolingbroke Castle

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Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire

Before You Go

The remains of a 13th century hexagonal castle, birthplace in 1367 of the future King Henry IV, with adjacent earthworks.

Besieged and taken by Cromwell's Parliamentarians in 1643.

Please note: Dogs on leads are welcome.

The sunrise through the conservatory at Witley Court.

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