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Pernstejn Castle

Pernstejn Castle is a castle on a rock above the village of Nedvedice and the rivers Svratka and Nedvedicka, some 40 kilometres northwest of Brno, in the South Moravian Region, Czech Republic. Pernstejn came to be known as the marble castle becau ...

                                               

Chateau du Plessis-Bourre

Chateau du Plessis-Bourre is a chateau in the Loire Valley in France, situated in the commune of Ecuille in the Maine-et-Loire department. Built in less than 5 years from 1468 to 1472 by Finance Minister Jean Bourre, the principal advisor to King ...

                                               

Portumna Castle

Portumna Castle is a semi-fortified house in Portumna, County Galway, Ireland. It was built in the early 17th century by the 4th Earl of Clanricarde, Richard Burke.

                                               

Castle of Pubol

The Castle of Pubol or Gala Dali Castle House-Museum, located in Pubol in the comarca of Baix Empordà, Girona, Catalonia, Spain, is a medieval building where the surrealist painter Salvador Dalis enormous creative efforts were focused on a single ...

                                               

Chateau de Puymartin

The Chateau de Puymartin is a castle in the commune of Marquay, in the Dordogne departement of France, located between Sarlat and Les Eyzies

                                               

Rabi Castle

Rabi or Rabi is a ruined castle in Southwestern Bohemia, on a prominent hill by the central course of the River Otava, in the foothills of Sumava region, 130 kilometres from Prague, Czech Republic. It is the largest castle from all Czech castles. ...

                                               

Schloss Rheydt

Schloss Rheydt is a Renaissance palace in Rheydt, Monchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Over the years the building has been the family seat of various noble families, including the Bylandt-Rheydt dynasty that ruled over Rheydt for ov ...

                                               

Rathfarnham Castle

The earlier Irish castle was replaced by the present building built on lands confiscated from the Eustace family of Baltinglass because of their involvement in the Second Desmond Rebellion. The Geraldines defended the Pale from the Irish clans in ...

                                               

Chateau du Rivau

The Chateau du Rivau is a castle-palace in Lemere, in the Touraine region, France. In Rabelais Gargantua, it was given to captain Tolmere as a reward for his victories in the Picrocholean Wars. In 1429, towards the end of the Hundred Years War, b ...

                                               

Saranta Kolones

Saranta Kolones is a ruined medieval fortress inside the Paphos Archaeological Park and it is located just north of the harbour of Paphos, on the island of Cyprus. It takes its name from the large number of granite columns that were found on the ...

                                               

Castel Sant'Angelo

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel SantAngelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was ...

                                               

São Jorge Castle

São Jorge Castle" ; English: Saint George Castle) is a historic castle in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, located in the freguesia of Santa Maria Maior. Human occupation of the castle hill dates to at least the 8th century BC while the first fo ...

                                               

Bodrum Castle

Bodrum Castle is a historical fortification located in southwest Turkey in the port city of Bodrum, built from 1402 onwards, by the Knights of St John as the Castle of St. Peter or Petronium. A transnational effort, it has four towers known as th ...

                                               

Slane Castle

Slane Castle is located in the village of Slane, within the Boyne Valley of County Meath, Ireland. The castle has been the family seat of the Conyngham family since it was built in the late 18th century, on land first purchased in 1703 by Brig Ge ...

                                               

Sforza Castle

Sforza Castle is in Milan, northern Italy. It was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, on the remnants of a 14th-century fortification. Later renovated and enlarged, in the 16th and 17th centuries it was one of the larges ...

                                               

Tullynally Castle

Tullynally Castle is a country house situated some 2 km from Castlepollard on the Coole village road in County Westmeath, Ireland. The gothic style building has over 120 rooms and has been home to the Pakenham family for over 350 years. The house ...

                                               

Termonfeckin

Termonfeckin or Termonfechin is a small village and townland in County Louth, Ireland. It is within the parish of the same name, and lies 8 km north-east of Drogheda. The population of the village was 653 as of the 2006 census, rising to 1.443 in ...

                                               

Trim Castle

Trim Castle is a Norman castle on the south bank of the River Boyne in Trim, County Meath, Ireland. With an area of 30.000 m², it is the largest Norman castle in Ireland. Over a period of 30 years, it was built by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter ...

                                               

Walden Castle

Walden Castle was a medieval castle in Essex, England, built during the Anarchy of the 12th century. Only the ruined core of the structure remains today.

                                               

Warkworth Castle

Warkworth Castle is a ruined medieval building in the village of the same name in the English county of Northumberland. The village and castle occupy a loop of the River Coquet, less than a mile from Englands north-east coast. When the castle was ...

                                               

Viljandi Castle

Viljandi castle of Livonian Order, construction of which started 1224 in place of a former hillfort, was one of the strongest castles in Livonia. Finally destroyed in the Polish-Swedish wars in the early 17th century, ruins of it now form a popul ...

                                               

Feartagar Castle

The tower house was built in the 15th–17th century by the de Burgos Burkes, de Burca. Descendants of William de Burgh c. 1160 – 1205/06, Anglo-Norman knight and close friend of King John, the Burkes ruled in Connacht for centuries. They were disp ...

                                               

Huntington Castle, Clonegal

Huntington Castle, also known as Clonegal Castle, is a castle in Clonegal, County Carlow, Ireland, built in 1625. The structure was originally a "plantation castle", used for defensive purposes during the plantation of the area in the early 17th ...

                                               

Hikone Castle

Hikone Castle is a Japanese Edo-period castle in the city of Hikone, in Shiga Prefecture. It is considered the most significant historical building in Shiga. Hikone is one of only 12 Japanese castles with the original keep, and one of only five c ...

                                               

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle is a hilltop Japanese castle complex situated in the city of Himeji which is located in the Hyōgo Prefecture of Japan. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a ...

                                               

Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima Castle, sometimes called Carp Castle, is a castle in Hiroshima, Japan that was the home of the daimyō of the Hiroshima han. The castle was constructed in the 1590s, but was destroyed by the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945. It was rebui ...

                                               

Česky Sternberk Castle

Česky Sternberk Castle is a Bohemian castle of the mid-13th century, located on the west side of the River Sazava overlooking the village with the same name of the Central Bohemian Region in Czech Republic. It is an early Gothic castle which was ...

                                               

Chateau de Chambord

The Chateau de Chambord in Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France, is one of the most recognisable chateaux in the world because of its very distinctive French Renaissance architecture which blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Renaiss ...

                                               

Svihov Castle

The Svihov Castle is a water castle, which was built in the Gothic period. It is located in the town Svihov in the Plzen Region of the Czech Republic.

                                               

Chateau de Chenonceau

The Chateau de Chenonceau is a French chateau spanning the River Cher, near the small village of Chenonceaux in the Indre-et-Loire departement of the Loire Valley in France. It is one of the best-known chateaux of the Loire valley, and it and Mon ...

                                               

Spilberk Castle

Spilberk Castle is a castle on the hilltop in Brno, Southern Moravia. Its construction began as early as the first half of the 13th century by the Peemyslid kings and complete by King Ottokar II of Bohemia. From a major royal castle established a ...

                                               

Enniskillen Castle

Enniskillen Castle is situated in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It was originally built in the 16th century and now houses the Fermanagh County Museum and the regimental museum of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Ro ...

                                               

Enniscorthy Castle

The first stone castle was built on site in the 1190s by Anglo Norman Knight; Philip De Prendergast and his wife Maud. Philip, Maud and their descendants resided at the Castle until the 1370s. Art MacMurrough Kavanagh attacked Enniscorthy Castle ...

                                               

Orebro Castle

Orebro Castle is a medieval castle fortification in Orebro, Narke, Sweden. It was expanded during the reign of the royal family Vasa and finally rebuilt about 1900. The castle lies on an island in river Svartån. Some of the rooms are used as clas ...

                                               

Castello Estense

The Castello Estense or castello di San Michele is a moated medieval castle in the center of Ferrara, northern Italy. It consists of a large block with four corner towers.

                                               

Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle is a medieval and Victorian castle that has been expanded over the centuries and turned into a five star luxury hotel near Cong on the Mayo-Galway border, on the shore of Lough Corrib in Ireland. It is a member of the Leading Hotel ...

                                               

Chateau d'Usse

Usse is a castle in the Indre-et-Loire departement, in France. The stronghold at the edge of the Chinon forest overlooking the Indre Valley was first fortified in the eleventh century by the Norman seigneur of Usse, Gueldin de Saumur, who surroun ...

                                               

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japans most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.

                                               

Chateau des ducs de Bretagne

This article includes information translated from the Wikipedia article Chateau des ducs de Bretagne The Chateau des ducs de Bretagne is a large castle located in the city of Nantes in the Loire-Atlantique departement of France; it served as the ...

                                               

Love lock

A love lock or love padlock is a padlock that sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, monument, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts names or initials, and perhaps the date, are inscribed on the padlock, ...

                                               

Water castle

A water castle is a castle or stately home whose site is entirely surrounded by water-filled moats or natural waterbodies such as island castles in a river or offshore.

                                               

Spur castle

A spur castle is a type of medieval fortification that uses its location as a defensive feature. The name refers to the location on a spur projecting from a hill. Ideally, a spur castle would be defended on three sides by steep hillsides, with th ...

                                               

Zbarazh Castle

Zbarazh Castle is a fortified defense stronghold in Zbarazh, built during the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It dominates the crests of the Zamkova Hills of Ternopil Oblast in Western Ukraine next to the citys central plaza that was ...

                                               

Zoloty Potik castle

Zoloty Potik castle is an architectural landmark of Polish and Ukrainian national significance in Ternopil Oblast, Western Ukraine built under the Polish rule between the 16th and 17th centuries nearby the urban-type settlement of Zloty Potok.

                                               

Zolochiv Castle

Zolochiv Castle was a residence of the Sobieski noble family on a hill at the confluence of two small rivers in the south-eastern part of Zolochiv, Galicia. The rectangular fort was built in 1634-36 by Jakub Sobieski using the labor of enslaved C ...

                                               

Kalmar Castle

During the twelfth century a round defensive tower was built on Kalmarsund and a harbour constructed. At the end of the thirteenth century King Magnus Ladulås had a new fortress built with a curtain wall, round corner towers and two square gateho ...

                                               

Korets Castle

The Korets Castle is a castle built in Korets ca. 1400 by either Prince Theodor Ostrogski or Prince Dymitr Korybut. Its main tower is featured in the towns emblem. The moated castle on the bank of the Korchyk River was the seat of the princely Ho ...

                                               

Kreva Castle

Kreva Castle is the ruins of a major fortified residence of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in the village of Kreva, Belarus. The village lies 220 metres above sea level. Algirdass brother Kestutis was imprisoned and murdered in the Kreva Castle in ...

                                               

Kremenets Castle

Kremenets Castle is situated in the city of Kremenets, Ukraine. The castle was built of limestone on a steep hill. The keep located on its west side, and its width was 65 metres and length of 135 metres. All the elevation was surrounded by a tall ...

                                               

Česky Krumlov Castle

Česky Krumlov Castle is a castle located in the city of Česky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. It dates back to 1240 when the first castle was built by the Vitkovci family, the main branch of the powerful Bohemian family Rosenberg. Currently the ca ...

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