1876-7 The Prince of Wales Hotel, designed by E. Kenrick and built in 1876-7 to replace the 1805 Union Inn, was built in a domestic gothic style. This enormous structure, with its intricate boundary wall and gate piers, as well as its majesty, continues to astound today. It is considered one of Southport's premier hotels and has been listed as a grade II* listed building since 1987.
The hotel originally had 120 rooms but this number has now more than doubled. Today, there are about 320 guest rooms and 22 suites available.
The Prince of Wales also has 10 dining options including a steak restaurant, seafood restaurant, Italian restaurant, French restaurant, Chinese restaurant, Mexican restaurant, bakery, coffee shop, and bar. There's always something going on at the hotel so you won't ever get bored of what they have to offer!
In addition to being a hotel, The Prince of Wales can also be rented out for functions or events. They have great facilities such as a large function room that can accommodate up to 200 people and a garden area that can be used for weddings or parties.
There's no better place to stay in Southport than The Prince of Wales because not only does it provide luxury at its best but it also offers great service too!
You can find The Prince of Wales at Royal Parade, Southport BS16 1TD, England.
Following the Conquest of Wales in 1270, there was a flare of castle building in Wales and the Welsh borders under Edward I. Castles began to mix their defensive purpose with that of a great house or palace beginning in the 14th century. The first true fortress is believed to be Caerphilly Castle, built by the de Clare family between 1267 and 1277.
Caerphilly is one of only five Welsh castles to remain intact today (the others are Beaumaris, Harlech, Ruthin and St David's). It's also one of the largest castles in Europe by area occupied-about 80 acres (32 hectares)-and it's believed that the de Clares may have been influenced by the work being done on the continent at the time. The earliest written reference to the castle is in a document dated 1287 which mentions that it had been built within eight years of Edward I taking control of South Wales.
The next major castle project to arise was in North Wales around 1350 when the sons of Owain Glyndŵr built three new castles for their own use: Conway, Abergwyngregyn and Llanelwedd. These castles are more like large houses with walls around an open courtyard and do not include modern features like towers or gates but they do show an evolution in design from the early stone fortresses being built across England at this time.
On June 30, 1894, the Prince and Princess of Wales officially inaugurated the bridge. The bridge linked Horselydown Lane, which is now Tower Bridge Road, to Iron Gate, which is now Tower Bridge Approach. It was a three-lane structure with a center lane for vehicles. The approach lanes were one way northbound and southbound. The main span was a single tower with an octagonal pavilion on top. The bridge was made of iron with wood framing and was 100 feet wide and 300 feet long.
The prince used a small cannon from the royal navy to fire a 21-gun salute when the bridge first opened in 1894. This ceremony was repeated the following year when the bridge was reopened after being repaired following its original construction in 1883.
The prince also fired a 21-gun salute when the bridge was opened to traffic on New Year's Eve 1897 and again on May 11, 1911, the day before Queen Victoria died. The last time he fired a gun was on January 9, 1913, the day before his father King George V came to the throne.
Tower Bridge has had many names over the years but it always has been known as the Prince of Wales' Bridge until it was renamed in memory of Edward, Prince of Wales, in 1956.
1120s It was first erected in the 1120s and served as a royal stronghold for the most of its history, being enlarged by King John, John of Gaunt, and Henry V. In 1563, Elizabeth I gave it to her favorite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who transformed it into an opulent mansion appropriate for her queen. The castle is now a museum.
Robert Dudley was one of Elizabeth's most loyal advisors. He is best known today for his relationship with Queen Elizabeth but he was also an accomplished military commander who helped win several battles against the Spanish during their invasion of England. He earned the title "The Great" through his efforts in war.
Dudley came from a wealthy family and was made Earl of Warwick at age 26. He married Lady Jane Grey, the nine-year-old daughter of the Duke of Suffolk, and held this position while he worked to establish himself within the government. When Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed, he managed to secure a post with the English army fighting the French under Francis II. Upon returning home, he persuaded Elizabeth to make him her Master of the Horse, and he went on to become one of her most trusted advisors.
In 1564, Leicester decided to build a new house near London because he wanted to be close to the throne. However, before he could start work on this project, he died unexpectedly of pneumonia.