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Burg Castle (Solingen)

Burg Castle, located in Burg an der Wupper, is the largest reconstructed castle in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and a popular tourist attraction. Its early history is closely connected to the rise of the Duchy of Berg.

                                               

Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle – often anglicised as Carnarvon Castle or Caernarvon Castle – is a medieval fortress in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, north-west Wales cared for by Cadw, the Welsh Governments historic environment service. It was a motte-and-bailey castl ...

                                               

Chateau de Langeais

The Chateau de Langeais is a medieval castle in Indre-et-Loire, France, built on a promontory created by the small valley of the Roumer River at the opening to the Loire Valley. Founded in 992 by Fulk Nerra, Count of Anjou, the castle was soon at ...

                                               

Loket Castle

Loket Castle is a 12th-century Gothic style castle about 12 kilometres from Karlovy Vary on a massive rock in the town of Loket, Karlovarsky kraj, Czech Republic. It is surrounded on three sides by the Ohee river. Once known as "the Impregnable C ...

                                               

Malbork Castle

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork is a 13th-century Teutonic castle and fortress located near the town of Malbork, Poland. It is the largest castle in the world measured by land area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was originally c ...

                                               

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

The Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay is a historical building in the town of Montreuil-Bellay, departement of Maine-et-Loire, France, first built on the site of a Gallo-Roman village high on a hill on the banks of the Thouet River. It is listed as a m ...

                                               

Nijō Castle

Nijō Castle is a flatland castle in Kyoto, Japan. The castle consists of two concentric rings of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens. The surface area of the castle i ...

                                               

Orlik Castle

Orlik Castle is a chateau 500 metres northeast of the village of Orlik nad Vltavou, in the northern part of the District of Pisek, in the South Bohemia Region of the Czech Republic. The original position of the chateau, on a rock 60 metres above ...

                                               

Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle is a late medieval castle located just north of the village of Raglan in the county of Monmouthshire in south east Wales. The modern castle dates from between the 15th and early 17th centuries, when the successive ruling families of ...

                                               

Sychrov Castle

Sychrov Castle can be found near the village Sychrov in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic. It is a unique example of Neo-Gothic castle architecture from the second half of the 19th century. A large park surrounds the castle.

                                               

Chateau de Saumur

The Chateau de Saumur, originally built as a castle and later developed as a chateau, is located in the French town of Saumur, in the Maine-et-Loire departement. It was originally constructed in the 10th century by Theobald I, Count of Blois, as ...

                                               

Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle, located in Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales, is a Grade I-listed medieval fortification, constructed atop a spur of rock close to the Irish Sea. It was built by Edward I during his invasion of Wales between 1282 and 1289 at the relatively ...

                                               

Chateau Gaillard

Chateau Gaillard is a medieval castle ruin overlooking the River Seine above the commune of Les Andelys, in the French department of Eure, in Normandy. It is located some 95 kilometres north-west of Paris and 40 kilometres from Rouen. Constructio ...

                                               

Chateau de Cheverny

The Chateau de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the departement of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France. It is one of the chateaux of the Loire valley

                                               

Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon is a castle located on the bank of the Vienne river in Chinon, France. It was founded by Theobald I, Count of Blois. In the 11th century the castle became the property of the counts of Anjou. In 1156 Henry II of England, a membe ...

                                               

Chateau de Chaumont

The Chateau de Chaumont is a castle in Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France. The castle was founded in the 10th century by Odo I, Count of Blois. After Pierre dAmboise rebelled against Louis XI, the king ordered the castles destruction. Later ...

                                               

Styrum

Styrum was an immediate lordship in the Holy Roman Empire, located in Mulheim an der Ruhr, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It held no seat in the Diet and was circumvened by the lordship of Broich. The exact date of construction of its castle is ...

                                               

Chateau de Valençay

Chateau de Valençay was a residence of the dEstampes and Talleyrand-Perigord families in the commune of Valençay, in the Indre departement of France. Although it is part of the province of Berry, its architecture invites comparison with the Renai ...

                                               

Trausnitz Castle

Trausnitz Castle is a medieval castle situated in Landshut, Bavaria in Germany. It was the home of the Wittelsbach dynasty, and it served as their ducal residence for Lower Bavaria from 1255–1503, and later as the seat of the hereditary rulers of ...

                                               

Schaaken Castle

Schaaken Castle is a ruined castle originally built for the Teutonic Knights, in Nekrasovo, Kaliningrad oblast, Russia. It was extensively altered in the 19th century and has become a ruin since World War II. The first mention of a fortress on th ...

                                               

Chateau de Villandry

The Chateau de Villandry is a grand country house located in Villandry, in the departement of Indre-et-Loire, France. It is especially known for its beautiful gardens.

                                               

Turku Castle

Turku Castle is a medieval building in the city of Turku in Finland. Together with Turku Cathedral, the castle is one of the oldest buildings still in use and the largest surviving medieval building in Finland. It was founded in the late 13th cen ...

                                               

Chateau d'Angers

The Chateau dAngers is a castle in the city of Angers in the Loire Valley, in the departement of Maine-et-Loire, in France. Founded in the 9th century by the Counts of Anjou, it was expanded to its current size in the 13th century. It is located ...

                                               

White Castle

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Bojnice Castle

Bojnice Castle is a medieval castle in Bojnice, Slovakia. It is a Romanesque castle with some original Gothic and Renaissance elements built in the 12th century. Bojnice Castle is one of the most visited castles in Slovakia, receiving hundreds of ...

                                               

Brest Castle (Belarus)

Brest Castle was evolving in the course of several centuries from the Slavonic fortified settlement Berestye that had appeared at the turn of the 10th and 11th centuries at the confluence of the Mukhavets River into the Bug River, amid islands, f ...

                                               

Buchach Castle

Buchach castle is a ruin of a medieval castle, located in Buchach, Ternopil oblast, Ukraine. It was built by the Buchacki family in the 14-15th century at around the time the town was founded. It was rebuilt by the Potocki-Movile family in the 16 ...

                                               

Chateau de Vincennes

The Chateau de Vincennes is a massive 14th and 17th century French royal fortress in the town of Vincennes, to the east of Paris, now a suburb of the metropolis.

                                               

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. It is notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century ...

                                               

Halshany Castle

Halshany or Holszany Castle is the ruined residence of the Sapieha magnate family in Halshany, Hrodna Voblast, Belarus. It used to be the seat of one of the largest land estates in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The current structure was built abo ...

                                               

Dobele Castle

Dobele Castle is a castle in the town of Dobele on the west bank of the river, in the historical region of Zemgale, in Latvia. Dobele was built in 1335 by the Livonian order on top of a more ancient castle.

                                               

Dubno Castle

Dubno Castle was founded in 1492 by Prince Konstantin Ostrogski on a promontory overlooking the Ikva River not far from the ancient Ruthenian fort of Dubno, Volhynia. Ostrogski castle was rebuilt in stone in the early 16th century under the Lithu ...

                                               

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is a major Irish government complex, conference centre, and tourist attraction. It is located off Dame Street in Dublin. Until 1922 it was the seat of the British governments administration in Ireland. Most of the current constructi ...

                                               

Chateau de Gisors

The Chateau de Gisors is a castle in the town of Gisors in the department of Eure, France. The castle was a key fortress of the Dukes of Normandy in the 11th and 12th centuries. It was intended to defend the Anglo-Norman Vexin territory from the ...

                                               

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

The Chateau dAzay-le-Rideau is located in the town of Azay-le-Rideau in the French departement of Indre-et-Loire. Built between 1518 and 1527, this chateau is considered one of the foremost examples of early French renaissance architecture. Set o ...

                                               

Castle of Almourol

The Castle of Almourol is a medieval castle atop the islet of Almourol in the middle of the Tagus River, located in the civil parish of Praia do Ribatejo, 4 kilometres from the municipal seat of Vila Nova da Barquinha, in Portugals Center Region. ...

                                               

Ardfinnan Castle

Ardfinnan Castle, is the sister castle of Lismore Castle and was built circa 1185 to guard the river crossing at Ardfinnan in County Tipperary, Ireland. It is situated on the River Suir, seven miles west of Clonmel. The castle is currently privat ...

                                               

Athenry Castle

Athenry Castle is located off Court Lane in the east part of Athenry, on the west bank of the River Clarin. It is sited on a natural rise and defended the ford.

                                               

Athlumney Castle

Athlumney overlooks a key strategic point, where the Leinster Blackwater drains into the Boyne. The placename derives from the Irish for "Lomans ford", referring to Lomman of Trim. Archaeological digs uncovered an Early Christian souterrain. The ...

                                               

Ashtown Castle

Ashtown Castle is a tower house in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland. It was found hidden within the walls of a much larger and more recent Georgian building, the Under Secretarys Lodge also known as Ashtown Lodge, that was being used by the Pa ...

                                               

Balga

Balga was a medieval castle of the Teutonic Knights in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. The castle ruins are located on the shore of the Vistula Lagoon, north of Mamonovo in the Pogranichny municipality of Bagrationovsky District, about 30 km southwes ...

                                               

Barberstown Castle

Barberstown Castle is a structure originally built in 1288 in Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland, 25 km west of Dublin. It has been operating as a hotel since 1971 and is surrounded by 20 acres of gardens. Renovations in 1996 revealed a previously ...

                                               

Chateau de Biron

It was the castle from which the Gontaut-Biron took their name, their seat from the twelfth century. Biron was seized by the Cathars in 1211 and retaken by Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester the following year. The Plantagenets held it at t ...

                                               

Birr Castle

Birr Castle is a large castle in the town of Birr in County Offaly, Ireland. It is the home of The 7th Earl of Rosse, and as such the residential areas of the castle are not open to the public, though the grounds and gardens of the demesne are pu ...

                                               

Bitov Castle

Bitov Castle is a castle on a steep promotory towering above the meandering River Zeletavka, near the Vranov reservoir, in the village of Bitov, some 25 kilometres northwest of Znojmo, Czech Republic. Built in the 11th century, Bitov is one of th ...

                                               

Blankenstein Castle

Blankenstein Castle is a castle located on the south side of the river Ruhr in Hattingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. May 12, 1226 Adolf I, Count of the Mark, gave the order to build the castle. He charged Truchsess Ludolf von Bonen with its ...

                                               

Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland. Though earlier fortifications were built on the same spot, the current keep was built by the MacCarthy of Muskerry dynasty, a cadet branch of the Kings of Desmond, and dates ...

                                               

Blackrock Castle

Blackrock Castle is a castellated fortification located at Blackrock, about 2 km from the centre of Cork city on the banks of the River Lee in Ireland. Originally developed as a coastal defence fortification in the 16th century to protect upper C ...

                                               

Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle is a 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex, England. It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III, with the permission of Richard II, ostensibly to defend the area against Fren ...

                                               

Bouzov Castle

Bouzov Castle is an early 14th-century fortress first mentioned in 1317. It was built on a hill between the village of Hvozdek and the town of Bouzov, 21 kilometres west of Litovel and 28 kilometres northwest of Olomouc, in Moravia, Czech Republi ...