Category:Camelot Castle

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Camelot Castle Hotel

The most notable of the hotels is the King Arthur's Castle Hotel (Castle Hotel; now called Camelot Castle Hotel), an enterprise of Sir Robert Harvey and opened in 1899: the architect was Silvanus Trevail. It was originally intended as the terminus hotel for a planned branch railway line from Camelford that was never built.[1] The hotel stands alone on land previously known as Firebeacon.[2] The hotel was built in 1896. The front has battered walls, a central entrance tower rising to five storeys and projecting four-storey corner towers; the towers have machicolations and rise above the three storeys of the rest of the building. The Great Hall on the first floor is designed around a replica of the Winchester Round Table and has Romanesque arcades with Italian marble piers.[3] In November 2010, an exposé of the hotel's business practices was broadcast by the BBC television programme Inside Out South West.[4]

The exterior of the Camelot Castle Hotel was used to portray Dr. Seward's asylum in the 1979 film, Dracula starring Laurence Olivier and Donald Pleasence.

Notes

  1. Usborne, Simon (30 April 2016). "The return of the king". Financial Times: pp. 7.
  2. "Some Buildings by Trevail". http://www.luxsoft.demon.co.uk/sts/ncwll-bldngs.html. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
  3. Peter Beacham; Nikolaus Pevsner (2014). Cornwall. Yale University Press. pp. 632–33. ISBN 978-0-300-12668-6
  4. "Inside Camelot Castle Hotel". BBC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paPzyJK3La0. Retrieved 15 November 2010.

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