Kingsgate Castle on the cliffs above Kingsgate Bay, Broadstairs, Kent, was built for Lord Holland (Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland) in the 1760s.
The name Kingsgate is related to an incidental landing of Charles II on 30 June 1683 (‘gate’ referring to a cliff-gap) though other English monarchs have also used this cove, such as George II in 1748. The building was later the residence of John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury.
The building has now been converted into 31 flats.
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snunney (89018) 2014-06-26 5:46
A splendid setting for a castle and some seaside apartments. Your point of view shows its dominant position overlooking the coast. Very good capture, benefiting from a pleasant ambient light and good colours and sharpness.
Silvio1953 (129332) 2014-06-26 9:50
Ciao Agnes, great view of fantastic castle on beautiful beach, excellent clarity, good perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-06-26 12:44
Hello Agnes - The huge structure that seems to be keeping the sea from the cliffs is really impressive and must have costs a lot of money to erect. Proof that the coastline of Britain is constantly being redrawn by the tides and storms.
I love the gentle light in this shot it has brought out some delicate tones in the sand and sky and the castle is pleasantly illuminated too.
dip (23822) 2014-06-26 13:55
the chosen point of view is very good and the castle seems impressive,
good lighting as well,
thanks for sharing,
ricardomattos (5155) 2014-06-26 20:04
Beautiful place and picture. Impressive this castle. Lovely composition too. I like a lot.
emka (85217) 2014-06-26 23:58
Wow, what an impressive castle on the cliff. And strange that it is converted into flats. Must be great to live in such a place. Excellent presetation.
WArm regrads MAlgo
eldancer1 (31409) 2014-06-28 9:38
I wouldn't mind living in this castle which has a wonderful view of the ocean. Great pov and it has good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
pajaran (54548) 2014-07-29 23:19
Interesantan tekst o starom dvorcu sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na plazu sa peskom i arhitekturu.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, lepe boje.
Lep Kingsgate Castle.
Imajte lep i uspesan dana, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the old castle with a history and description of ...
Nice view of the beach with sand and architecture.
Good work and composition, nice place shown and architecture, beautiful colors.
Nice Kingsgate Castle.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Angshu (56462) 2014-08-13 22:28
You took this picture in low tide, which allows us to see thecastle from this exciting POV.
Its interesting to note that the castle now hosts 31 flats, which I would have not doubts, be luxury properties!
Noel_Byrne (26998) 2014-08-19 13:02
A fantastic castle, in particular I love the facing on the cliff that makes it seem like the very cliff face is part of the construction. Having the people o the beach here gives an intense sen of height and scale to the castle.
And this has been converted to flats? How cool would it be to say you love in a place like this, haha.
ikeharel (62111) 2014-09-03 2:39
Low tide allow you to get this special perspective over ther castle and the dyke it was built on.
I can only imagine how the place look from the hill's top, marvelous architecture's and well lit picture.