Rating: 8,4/10 (160 votes)This castle, along with an adjacent 12,000 acres of land, is located in Dorset, East Lalworth, next to a small coastal village. The castle stands on Lalworth Bay, which is rightfully considered a true wonder of nature. In the castle you can learn about its four-century history - guided tours of the castle museum take place throughout the spring, summer and autumn. The castle is often called fake, as it was originally a hunting residence. The castle was built in the 17th century by Thomas Howard in order to host receptions during the royal hunt. The Howard family owned the castle until 1641, after which it was acquired by Humphrey Weld, the ancestor of the current owners of the castle. Since Humphrey was Catholic, his castle became a Royalist stronghold in the Civil War. The troops of Parliament plundered it in 1644, and the castle was restored only in 1660. On the territory of the castle is the Church of St. Mary, built in 1787 with the official permission of the king. In this church, by the way, the first bishop of the United States, John Carroll, was consecrated. Many rooms in the castle were modernized in the 18th century, so that the residence acquired a much more luxurious look. However, in 1929, a fire destroyed almost the entire castle, and a new residence was built nearby. In the 1970s, the state decided to restore Lalworth. The restoration lasted until 1998, but it was practically impossible to restore the second floor, which was especially badly damaged.
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