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Before it was turned into a hotel in WWII, Astley Castle was a fortified manor belonging to the royal family. It was eventually abandoned and left to fade into its surroundings, but it has since been renovated by Witherford Watson Mann Architects. The restored and modern version stays fairly true to the original construction because, you know, a castle is still a castle.

 

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Images via the Landmark Trust 

Witherford Watson Mann Architects 

via design boom

 

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