Mansions of the Gilded Age: A Display of Wealth, Power & Prestige

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In honour of The Great Gatsby and the sumptuous visual feast of Architectural and Design marvels recreated in the film; I thought we would take a tour of some of the most palatial Gilded Age castles and estates.  The Gilded Age was the era of the “Robber Baron” … a time when massive fortunes were made (and lost) running from 1877 to 1900 …

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The SPECTACULAR Gardens of HIGHCLERE CASTLE (Downton Abbey)

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An iconic symbol of the British aristocracy and the landed gentry, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey in the addictive TV series) is …

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History Lesson: The Beautiful & Mysterious Dundurn Castle in Hamilton, Ontario

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A source of fantasy of mine since I was 8 years old, Dundurn Castle is a Regency masterpiece in Hamilton …

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