In the UK there are thousands of castles, many more fortified manor homes, and lots of ancient historical sites. It was common in the 18th and 19th century to mimic the ides of a castle. Above is the entrance to a large estate near Thame, Oxfordshire, England. Still in private hands, Thame Park is typical of the period, with a rolling English landscape not too far from London, and a wall all the way around. A very similiar place is Woburn Abbey, Woburn in Bedfordshire, England. It too still has a wall right round, and is home to the Russell family, and very popular with American visitors as it is the home of the very quaint English habit of "Afternoon Tea," (and biscuits, of course.)