The original castle was built in the century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of King Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe.
~"Abandoned stone buildings are everywhere in County Mayo, Ireland. They are wonderful to photograph and tell a story about leaving. Many of these buildings were abandoned during the famines either through death, or emigration.
Sudeley Castle Garden, England Boris ~ The award-winning gardens have been lovingly restored and redesigned to complement the elegance and tranquility of the castle and recreate the beauty of the gardens which have grown here in years gone by