Written between 1953 and 1970 by Sir Winston Churchill’s nephew Prince Jan Henryk XVII (otherwise known as Duke von Pless, Count von Hochberg or the Baron of Książ), approximately 150 of the letters were addressed to Mary Minchin, the Irishwoman that the aristocrat would eventually marry – and later divorce.
The museum houses a huge collection of art and historical items, and has played home for Polish exiles.
From an affably eccentric farmhouse in the village of Poźrzadło to the spectacular greenery and glittering lakes of Łagów ten minutes away, life here is something to be savoured and remembered.
A bumbling interview, in which Webber blurted out that Wałbrzych was his favourite place in Poland, got our explorer thinking – and by Jove, he’s come up with some dynamite reasons to claim so.
Debrief host John Beauchamp speaks to the author of a new book in English about Princess Daisy von Pless, an English-born noblewoman who lived the high life in what is now southern Poland at the turn of the 20th century.
Ahead of her times in many ways, Princess Daisy von Pless’s legacy still resonates in south-west Poland.
Webber reveals his secret weapon for tracking down his favourite type of places, which this week includes a haunted castle and ends with a foamy adventure.
As world marks International Monuments Day, TFN looks at some of Poland’s finest.
Unique not just to Poland, but also the entire planet, Zamek Łapalice has entered urbex folklore on account of its outsized dimensions and sheer spellbinding power. Rising from the treetops of the Notecki Forest, its feast of turrets and towers are nothing if not breath taking. But why is it there?
The paintings belong to the old German aristocratic family that once owned the mighty castle in south-west Poland.