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Really old tower

As we wandered around the town, our guide pointed out this tower. The tower is all that remains of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon M
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Abingdon, Maryland
It's Really Old!

This tower is a remnant of an ancient Vernon castle dating back to the 12th century! You cannot go... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Sue M
,
Williamsburg, Virginia
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9 Nov 2017
“It's Really Old!”
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“Really old tower”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As we wandered around the town, our guide pointed out this tower. The tower is all that remains of the original Vernon castle that had been built in the early 1100s. This tower was known as "the keep" used for defense purposes. You can see...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This tower is a remnant of an ancient Vernon castle dating back to the 12th century! You cannot go in it and a small plaza with a fountain was built next to it. It's nice that it has survived all these centuries.

1  Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

As everything that I have seen in Vernon...Useless, drab, grey and sad... Really disappointing. It is a tower, clearly remade.

Thank Rosaria E
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Nice tower, remainder of an ancient fortress, visible only externally. Nowadays it is surrounded by civil buildings and houses. In the same street one can see some nice medieval houses with wooden structure.

Thank mcitaly2016
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Im not sure I would walk all the way to see this tower from city center, take your car. From far away you can also see it and its just as impressive.

Thank Alej S
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We walked around the watch tower and the attached medieval protective walks. The history is interesting as this is connected to Richard the Lion Hearted, but you can't go inside. Just worth walking by.....

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 3 June 2015

Amazing this tower still stands over the years. The gardens nearby in the park is very nice. You can see the tower from afar, good locator. The tower was not open the day were we there.

Thank scvrose
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Reviewed 8 October 2014

This Archives Tower is one of the more interesting things to see in Vernon. The 72 foot-high structure was built as a keep in the late 1100s. There is no castle here now, except for a few remnants, but the big tower has survived (albeit...More

2  Thank Citallwic
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