Astley Castle is a ruinous moated fortified 16th century manor house in North Warwickshire. It has been listed as a Grade II* listed building since 1951 and as a Scheduled Ancient Monument since 1994. It was derelict and sadly neglected since it was severely damaged by fire in 1978 whilst in use as an hotel and was officially a Building at Risk. The building reopened as a holiday let in 2012 after extensive and novel renovations that combine modern elements with the medieval remains.
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“He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.”
—14th-century French proverb, first recorded in English in A. Barclay, Gringores Castle of Labour (1506)