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  Ruins of Minster Lovell hall
by King_Golo

Minster Lovell hall doesn't exist anymore - it was left abandoned in the 18th century and is now a very picturesque ruin just next to the gurgling waters of River Windrush and a light forest. The ruins are open for everybody during daylight but unfortunately they do not seem to be kept clean. When we were there, garbage was lying basically everywhere.
The manor house dates back to the 15th century and was built for Lord William Lovell. You can still imagine its grandeur by the sheer size the ruins occupy. It must have been a great place to live. However, there is also a dark side to the building: Legend has it that the Lord himself died of starvation in a secret hiding room when he fled after a battle that his troops lost. The skeleton was found in 1708. Another story features a young bride who played hide-and-seek with her guests. She hid in a box but the lid closed and knocked her out. In the narrowness of the box she soon died of suffocation and was only found years later when the kitchen facilities were refurbished. And of course the ruins are supposed to be haunted...
Nowadays, Minster Lovell hall makes for a great place for a picknick on the riverbank. Just tell your children not to play hide-and-seek...

Directions: behind the church St. Kenelm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 13, 2010
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