Castles in Europe

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England-Conway Castle Magnificent Conwy Castle, described as 'One of the great fortresses of medieval Europe', and is without doubt one of the most impressive of Welsh castles


England-Conway Castle The castle was built by King Edward I of England to subdue the Welsh, between 1283-1289 and stands in a strategic position perched on a rock and dominates the Conwy estuary. The Conwy Castle was one of his most expensive projects, it originally had a coat of whitewash


England-Leeds Castle Visitors are transported through 900 years of the castle’s history; an eclectic mix of period architecture, sumptuous interiors and family treasures waiting to be discovered


England-Leeds Castle Leeds Castle, set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of Kent, has been home to royalty, lords and ladies for over 1000 years.


England-Burnishing Bovey Castle When Wordsworth wrote his famous line, "Of splendour in the grass, or glory in the flower," he might well have been describing the extraordinary beauty of the land surrounding Bovey Castle. The castle itself is set on 360 acres of green, rolling hills and reflective water within the Dartmoor National Park and built in 1906 as the home of Viscount Hambleden, son of newspaper baron WH Smith (whose name is inescapable for anyone wanting to buy a paper or magazine at a kiosk in England).


England-Burnishing Bovey Castle Arrivals at Bovey Castle come either by car or train. The former seem to favor large Bentleys, Roll-Royces, and Aston-Martins, arrayed across the parking lot gravel like sleek, stately, steely beasts. (Driving up in a Ford Focus would take a strong ego.) The latter arrivals, which included this guest, use BrtiRail out of London's Paddington Station, a swift and somnolent two-and-a-half hour trip through some lovely English countryside. Incidentally, one of the best buys in Great Britain these days is BritRail's FlexiPass, now discounted until Feb. 28, which allows four days of unilimited travel ranging from $199 to $252, and children travel free ( They are available only to non-U.K. residents.


England-Warkwrth Castle Warkworth Castle, Northumberland England Near Amble. Warkworth Castle sits atop a green hill overlooking the River Coquet. It was the Percy family home. Featured in Shakespeare's Henry V. The first castle was built in the 12th century and every century after that has left it's mark.


England-Warkwrth Castle Warkworth is said to be haunted by a grey lady, believed to be the ghost of Margaret Neville, wife of the first Earl of Northumberland. The wine cellars below were also used as an overflow prison, leaving some visitors to feel an uncanny presence.


England-Baumburgh Castle The castle comes into its own with the Normans, the finest builders of fortifications in the medieval Western world. At Bamburgh, on a basalt outcropping where an old fort stood, the Normans erect a formidable castle on the North Sea. Nearby lies Holy Island.


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England-Ainwick Castle Northumbria Northumbria is a quiet holiday haven in the North East of England. Holiday homes are available on the Heritage Coast of Northumberland, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, and in and around the dramatic high moorlands of the Northumberland National Park.


England-Ainwick Castle Northumbria The climate of Northumbria is relative good and rainfall is lower than the UK average. However, as one of the northernmost counties in England, temperatures are cool. With a broad range of attractions to offer, Northumbria is worth a visit at any time of year.


England-Sandsfoot Castle Lying just to the West of Weymouth and lying within the ancient parish of Wyke Regis, on the edge of the cliff overlooking Portland Harbour, are the ruins of Sandsfoot Castle.


England-Sandsfoot Castle Henry VIII built Sandsfoot at a time when there were threats of attacks by Roman Catholic enemies due to the change in the established religion in England. Henry had wanted a divorce from his then wife in 1527, Catherine of Aragon, but was forbidden by the church. This led to the Protestant Reformation with the King as head of the Church of England and Henry was able to divorce.


England-Castles of Sussex With its long coastline and closeness to the continent, Sussex has for many centuries played a strategic role in Britain's defenses. Almost every age has added to these fortifications and examples from the Norman Conquest to the Second World War can be seen.


England-Castles of Sussex Arundel Castle. The castle was originally built by Roger de Montgomery at the end of the eleventh century. For over seven hundred years it has been the home of the Dukes of Norfolk, the hereditary Earls Marshal of England. In 1644, during the Civil War, the castle was very badly damaged by the Parliamentary forces under General Waller, and most of what is seen now is a nineteenth-century reconstruction. The overall Impression, however, is very striking, with its towers and battlements rising above the valley of the Arun. Among the treasures are a fine collection of tapestries, furniture and paintings.


England-Floors Castle Home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe. Largest inhabited Castle in Scotland


England-Floors Castle Largest inhabited Castle in Scotland, containing an outstanding collection of French furniture and other works of art. Location of the film Greystoke. Licensed restaurant and gift shop adjacent to the Castle. Within the Walled Garden you will find the Coffee Shop, Adventure Playground and Garden Centre. Riverside and Woodland Walks. Signposted from Kelso.


German Castles Ottobeuren's Basilica St. Alexander, 17th century King Ludwig II's fairy tale style Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhoff castle, also known as the "Water Castle" because of its many enchanting fountains


German Castles German castles are as different as they are varied. From the fairytale castle built by King Ludwig II (known as 'Mad King Ludwig') which was the inspiration behind Walt Disney’s castle to the infamous Colditz Castle, used as a prisoner of war camp during WWII.


Germany-Neuschwanstein Castle The ultimate in fantasy, Neuschwanstein Castle was King Ludwig II's first castle. He planned it for the alpine region around Hohenschwangau, the area he loved most.


Irish-Ashford Castle Ashford Castle is set in the idyllic countryside of county Mayo, surrounded by the tranquil settings of lush forests, shimmering lakes and picturesque mountains.


Irish-Ross Castle Ross Castle, standing on the shores of Killarney’s Lower Lake may be considered a fine example of an Irish Chieftain’s stronghold built during the middle Ages.


Irish-Trim Castle Trim Castle the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland is situated on the banks of the Boyne River was erected by Hugh de Lacy in 1172 and destroyed by Roderick of Connaught in 1174.


Sovakia-Bojnice Castle Bojnice Castle in Slovakia was first mentioned in written records in 1113, in a document held at Zobor abbey. Originally a wooden fortress it was gradually replaced by stone, with the outer walls being shaped according to the uneven rocky terrain. this created the irregular outline of the present day castle


France-Fort la Latte Fort la Latte is located along the picturesque coast of North Brittany, France, on top of 70 metre high cliffs.


France-Chateau de Blois King Henri III, driven from Paris during the French Wars of Religion, took up residence at Chateau de Blois Chateau de Blois is located in the Loire Valley, in France. It has been the residence of several French kings and also where Joan of Arc received a blessing from the Archbishop of Reims in 1429 before departing with her army to drive the English from Orléans.

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