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Ashby-De-La-Zouch Castle, Leicestershire added to Castles and Fortifications in East Midlands by D0c.Col on 29/04/2023

I checked on DS and there is no FRZ or Bylaw that I could find tonprevent flight. Just be mindful of the Heritage Staff that might challenge you from the ticket office

THE CASTLE
Ashby de la Zouch Castle is a ruined fortification in the county of Leicestershire, England. The castle was built from the origins of an earlier 14TH CENTURY manor in 1473 by William, Lord Hastings. Two large towers and various smaller buildings were added over the subsequent 10 years and the Hastings family used the castle as their seat for several generations, improving the gardens, and hosting royal visitors.
During the English Civil War, Henry, a younger son in the Hastings family, became a Royalist commander in the Midlands. It didn’t go well for Henry as he was forced to surrender the castle after a long siege and later, after a fresh rebellion occurred in 1648, Parliament slighted the castle in order to reduce its standing as a military base. The two towers were badly damaged with gunpowder and undermining and Parts of the remaining castle were turned into a new house, and continued to be used by members of the Hastings family for many years, although they moved their main residence to Donington Hall.
The castle became famous after it featured in Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe in 1819, and its owner, Francis Rawdon, opened the ruins to visitors.
Restoration work was carried out over the course of the next century, but by 1932 the Rawdon family could no longer afford to maintain the castle. It passed into the hands of the Ministry of Works, who carried out extensive repairs and opened the castle gardens. The castle is currently managed by English Heritage as a tourist attraction, receiving over 15,000 visitors a year and historians consider the site to be an outstanding example of a late medieval castle.

I TOAL just outside the English Heritage Site next to the double wooden gates. You can get a good view of your flight from here.

Parking nearby can be problematic but I parked up Warwick Way just off South Steet/Warwick Street and walked back towards South Street to a large field on the right marked as Memorial Grounds in Google Maps and has public right of way (marked on DS map). The lane on the opposite side of the field leads to my TOAL point not far from the ticket office.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 52.74591, -1.467151 • what3words: ///senders.cried.spend

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 12/04/2023. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Titchfield abbey Hampshire (By Kirky)

Titchfield abbey,
What a stunning place which I only stumbled upon when watching the weather & a viewer had posted a photo, up until then I had never heard of or seen this place & I'm so glad I made it there for a visit, such a peaceful place set in gorgeous surroundings, TOAL & park is so easy, I visited the abbey before I done my drone shots & spoke to a few locals in & around the abbey, I told them why I was there & mentioned drone / Ariel photography & was said no better place for it, very friendly indeed & I can think of nothing negative at all to say about this place what so ever, it is open to the public so I guess it can get busy at times so if & when flying do be mindful of that, & around the abbey has many places to TOAL no problems at all,
Gorgeous place & would visit again.
Added links as there’s lot of history on this place.

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/titchfield-abbey/


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titchfield_Abbey

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 50.85676, -1.23167 • what3words: ///tricks.operating.examine

Chislehurst Scadbury Park (By grandad1950)

A nature reserve near Chislehurst. A mix of woodlands ( with interesting carved bears) and open parkland. Lots of space outside the woods, and a pleasant walk.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 51.41567, 0.098537 • what3words: ///period.richer.mirror

Stevenston Burn (By Kcscott)

Wooded area with a small burn running though it and a public dirt path to one the side of it.
Great area to practice flying with obstacles and confined spaces.

Can be accessed easily over the foot bridge behind Kerelaw Castle as well as from the old Kerelaw School site on the opposite side of the river to the Castle.

Footpath can be busy at times with dog walkers as well as Horse riders so caution should be used when flying round corners etc.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 55.64889, -4.752469 • what3words: ///dentistry.flashback.depended

Kerelaw Castle (By Kcscott)

Old Castle Rusins with a large Park area on both sides and plenty of Room to Manoeuvre. The castle grounds itself is fenced off with no access due to structural safety concerns.
The castle does Boarder a housing estate so caution should be used when flying over or close to private residence.

Good place for Beginners.

History Of Kerelaw Castle:
Kerelaw Castle is an altered massive ruined 13th- or 14th-century tower and courtyard, which is much overgrown. The basement was vaulted, and the building was remodelled in the 16th or 17th century.
Kerelaw was a property of the Lockharts in 1191, but later passed to the Campbells of Loudoun. The castle was built by the Cunningham Earls of Glencairn (Maxwelton), but was apparently destroyed (or sacked anyway) in a feud in 1488, and then sacked by the Montgomerys of Eglinton in 1528. Eglinton Castle was burned in retaliation. William Cunningham, 9th Earl, was active as a Covenanter, and led an unsuccessful rebellion against Cromwell’s occupation in 1653. He was made Chancellor of Scotland, after the Restoration, from 1661 to 1664.
The property had been sold to the Boyds in 1609, then to the Cunninghams of Cunninghamhead, before going to the Hamiltons in the middle of the 17th century. The ruined castle was remodelled around 1830 as a garden folly for Kerelaw or Grange House, an 18th-century mansion, which has itself been demolished, when large Gothic windows were inserted.

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Co-ordinates: 55.64835, -4.75232 • what3words: ///drank.emerge.unfilled

Erith Pier (By grandad1950)

Erith Pier is the longest pier on the River Thames in London. Originally used for shipping it is now used for leisure and fishing activities. Good views along the river I parked in the Morrisons car park, free for 3 hours. Good views along the river.

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 51.4823, 0.184613 • what3words: ///dull.mason.beans

Hoober Stand (By Jim437)

Hooper Stand you can go up the pyramid however its only open 12-3 on Sundays

Hoober Stand is a 30-metre-high (98 ft) tower and Grade II* listed building on a ridge in Wentworth, South Yorkshire in northern England. It was designed by Henry Flitcroft for the Whig aristocrat Thomas Watson-Wentworth, Earl of Malton (later the 1st Marquess of Rockingham) to commemorate the quashing of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion. It lies close to his country seat Wentworth Woodhouse. Its site is approximately 157 metres (515 ft) above sea level and from the top there are long-distance views on a clear day. Hoober Stand is one of several follies in and around Wentworth Woodhouse park;

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 53.48203, -1.387487 • what3words: ///matter.breed.unfit

National Coal mining Museum (By Jim437)

Email the mine manager for permission to takeoff and fly over the site ,be mindful there can be a lot of visitors including children at the site

onsite carpark

Land owner permission obtained.

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Co-ordinates: 53.64321, -1.62003 • what3words: ///flop.dignitary.luckier

Wybunbury Tower (By McBrowser)

The leaning tower of Wybunbury in Cheshire. An interesting place to fly. I parked at the Red Lion car park, which is currently closed down.

Land owner permission not required.

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Co-ordinates: 53.04529, -2.448924 • what3words: ///unloading.quilting.galaxies

Lesnes Abbey ruins Bexley (By grandad1950)

The Abbey ruins are in Abbey Woods. Easy parking and TOAL , the ruins are well worth exploring

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

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Co-ordinates: 51.48837, 0.128502 • what3words: ///dating.strut.runs

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Nice place to TOAL for good views of the Harbour and surrounding area.

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