Monday, 6 July 2009

Laura's Tower

These photos are of Laura's tower at Shrewsbury Castle. It was built by Thomas Telford as part of the remodeling of the castle in the late 1800's. Laura’s Tower was named after the daughter of Sir William Pulteney. Sir William Pulteney was the Shrewsbury MP at the time and was also a private resident of Shrewsbury Castle.
Laura's Tower was built as a summer house (not as a tower to lock princesses away in). In fact if you go up to Laura's Tower, you'll also be standing on the site of the first Norman castle in England.
It offers fantastic views in all directions around the surrounding areas of Shrewsbry's townscape and further out to the countryside with a particulary good view of Shrewsbury Abbey. Here is a post I published earlier about Shrewsbury Abbey.

Lauras Tower
A photo of Laura's Tower on the top of part of Shrewsbury Castle.
Lauras Tower
A photo looking at the top of Laura's Tower from the River Severn close to the English Bridge.

3 comments:

Carrie Hayes 9 July 2009 at 02:07  

I love this, I wish my house could be a castle!!

sbunting108 10 July 2009 at 06:15  

Would't it be great! You could of course buy a castle if you had a lot of money! lol

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