Vanbrugh Castle

Vanbrugh Castle is a large house in Greenwich London, built by architect and dramatist John Vanburgh as his family home. Vanbrugh is best known for his architectural achievements as the designer of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard after he succeed his mentor Christopher Wren as the official Surveyor to the Royal Naval Hospital in 1716. The […]

Vanbrugh Castle is a large house in Greenwich London, built by architect and dramatist John Vanburgh as his family home.

Vanbrugh is best known for his architectural achievements as the designer of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard after he succeed his mentor Christopher Wren as the official Surveyor to the Royal Naval Hospital in 1716.

The main section of Vanbrugh castle was completed in 1719 with the construction of a square keep, augmented by three south towers, two flanking towers and a central circular tower.

One theory suggests that the design for Vanbrugh Castle was inspired by the French Bastille, where Vanbrugh had spent four years imprisoned.

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Not accessible to the public.

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