When Queen Eleanor died in 1290 her body was taken to London from Harby in Lincolnshire. A memorial cross was erected at each place where the funeral procession rested overnight. The Geddington Cross is one of the best surviving crosses.


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life bank store (2 years ago)
One of the few surviving queen eleanor stone marker post to still be found along the route of the late queens funeral route to london in c1290 from lincoln being 90% still intact it is sited on a spring that can be found at the foot of the tower and flows to the river a short distance away. Parking involves finding a spot on the road outside the cross with narrow streets this can be tight at busy times. Kam cardell is a local guide and very knowledgeable of the site
Ray Roberts (2 years ago)
Lovely village well worth a visit. Must visit Cafe Oak next to post office great food. Warm welcome. Try you'll go back again and again.
Steve Brooks (2 years ago)
History you can touch. The best Eleanor monument left and good information available attached to it's adjoining well. Very photogenic at the right time and can be moody when the weather isn't so good. The Cross is at the meeting of West Street, Bridge Street and Grafton road so be aware of traffic from any direction. Also take a look at the mounting stone on the corner of Grafton and Bridge used for mounting horses.
kayleigh brown (2 years ago)
Went to the squirt.. absolutely fun and funny.
Shaun Mclaughlin (3 years ago)
Good fun at the park behind the monument, The local pubs do good food to.
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The Beckov castle stands on a steep 50 m tall rock in the village Beckov. The dominance of the rock and impression of invincibility it gaves, challenged our ancestors to make use of these assets. The result is a remarkable harmony between the natural setting and architecture.

The castle first mentioned in 1200 was originally owned by the King and later, at the end of the 13th century it fell in hands of Matúš Èák. Its owners alternated - at the end of the 14th century the family of Stibor of Stiborice bought it.

The next owners, the Bánffys who adapted the Gothic castle to the Renaissance residence, improved its fortifications preventing the Turks from conquering it at the end of the 16th century. When Bánffys died out, the castle was owned by several noble families. It fell in decay after fire in 1729.

The history of the castle is the subject of different legends. One of them narrates the origin of the name of castle derived from that of jester Becko for whom the Duke Stibor had the castle built.

Another legend has it that the lord of the castle had his servant thrown down from the rock because he protected his child from the lords favourite dog. Before his death, the servant pronounced a curse saying that they would meet in a year and days time, and indeed precisely after that time the lord was bitten by a snake and fell down to the same abyss.

The well-conserved ruins of the castle, now the National Cultural Monument, are frequently visited by tourists, above all in July when the castle festival takes place. The former Ambro curia situated below the castle now shelters the exhibition of the local history.