GDenny Builders Grimsby – Great Builders: Castle Howard

It took more than 100 years before the construction of Castle Howard was complete and during that time the grounds were filled with lakes, temples, monuments and a grand mausoleum. Surrounded by 1000 acres of gardens, the house is famous for its towering dome, the first of its kind on a private House in Britain. Castle Howard’s interiors are dramatic and intimate, from the grandeur of the Great Hall, with the Pellegrini frescos under the dome, to the vivid Turquoise Drawing Room.
Outside, garden enthusiasts will love the extensive grounds displaying collections of roses, delphiniums and delightful borders. There is also an 18th century walled garden and an ornamental vegetable garden.
Energetic children can let off steam on the adventure playground or while exploring the serpentine pathways of the enchanted woodland. There are also boat trips on the Great Lake and children’s quizzes.

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GDenny Builders Grimsby – Great Builders: Osborne House

Osborne House is on the Isle of Wight and became Queen Victoria’s country getaway when it was built by Thomas Cubitt in the mid 1800s. Osborne House was built to create a family palace of extreme opulence with extravagant interiors as demonstrated in the Durbar room. As you wander through this palace you get a real glimpse into what royal family life was like 200 years ago. The house is filled with original furnishings and priceless artworks.

The grounds in which the house is situated are a joy to explore and offer stunning views of the Solent.

There is lots to keep the children occupied including the Swiss Cottage which has child size furniture and was built to encourage children to learn domestic skills. They can also have fun in the play area or enjoy a horse and carriage ride.

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GDenny Builders Grimsby – Great Builders: Harewood House

Harewood House is home to the Earl of Harewood, cousin to the Queen.

The estate was originally bought with money made from the West Indian sugar trade in 1738, the house was finally completed in 1771.

The lavish State rooms contain an extensive collection of portraits, porcelain and antique furniture.

Below these rooms, you can see where the servants worked and lived, in the kitchen, scullery and servant’s hall.

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GDenny Builders Grimsby – Great Builders: Windsor Castle

Windsor castle is the largest and the oldest occupied castle in the world, it is one of the official residences of the Queen.

It was originally built by William the Conquerer in the 11th Century and has been extended and had fortifications added by English monarchs throughout the centuries.

The castle includes the 15th-century St George’s Chapel, considered to be ‘one of the greatest achievements of English Perpendicular Gothic’ design.

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GDenny Builders Grimsby – Great Builders: Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed – Moscow

The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed (Russian: Собор Василия Блаженного), is more commonly known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral, it is a former church that is positioned in Red Square in Moscow, Russia.

The building, which is now a museum – Is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat (Russian: Собор Покрова пресвятой Богородицы, что на Рву) or Pokrovsky Cathedral (Russian: Покровский собор).

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GDenny Builders Grimsby – Great Builders: Lisbon Cathedral

Lisbon Cathedral, which is also referred to as Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa (Patriarchal Cathedral of Saint Mary Major), is the oldest place of worship in Lisbon.

Due to its age, the restoration carried out, the cathedral is a huge expression of different architectural styles, these are: Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and Neoclassical; all combined together, making such a strikingly beautiful structure with medieval feel.

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