― © Ann Brien ∙ This hotel, the refurbishment of which was halted in 2011, was renovated from the ruins of Puxley Mansion which was built by Henry and John Puxley in 1739 and burnt to a skeleton by the IRA in 1921. Below images from the castle grounds. Taken October 2010. ∙ © Ann Brien ∙ This is surely an Alice In Wonderland walkway! ∙ © Ann Brien ∙ This scene reminds me of a Constable painting ∙ © Ann Brien ∙ What secrets does this room hold? .