SK0742 : Alton Castle

near to Alton, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Alton Castle
Alton Castle
Alton Castle sits on top of a hill overlooking the Churnet Valley, with spectacular views on all sides.
The building, formerly a prep school, was built by the 16th Earl of Shrewsbury. It is neo-Gothic, designed by A.W. Pugin and completed in 1847.
Its style is reminiscent of the Rhineland and it is surrounded by the ruins of the medieval castle (1176), now scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
It has recently been refurbished by the Birmingham Diocese of the Catholic Church for over 1M and is now run as an education centre.
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