Dinton Castle must surely rate as one of the most peculiar follies in England! It was built in 1769 by Sir John Vanhatten as an eyecatcher for his nearby home. It also had another, stranger, purpose which was to house Sir John's collection of fossils...not on shelves inside, but built into the structure of the Castle itself as a kind of "decorative brickwork".
Although the Castle is being allowed to fall into disrepair, it is still a fascinating structure and one of Buckinghamshire's best curiosities...it is surely time to rescue it!
The Castle stands on wasteground to the north of the Thame to Aylesbury road near the village of Stone.
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