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11Oct/120

Greystoke: The Legend is Real

I say, Old Chap! Turns out there's a real-life Greystoke Castle in Northern England.

Image of Greystoke Castle – the real Greystoke Castle

A fitting home for the Ape-Man

The "History and Heritage" page of the castle's Web site reveals some interesting – and sad – tidbits, especially how the British Army confiscated the estates during World War II to train tank crews and later to house Polish POWs who fought for zee Germans. Reminds me a little of the fate of Brideshead Castle in Brideshead Revisited.

But what fun! You can hire the estate for "conferences, open days, product launches and other events". If only I had a conference to throw or some Polish prisoners of war...

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