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Val Castle

Val Castle

the castle of val in Haute Auvergne (France).
Rating of 3.611/19/2005327Google Earth Logo
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Landal Castle

Landal Castle

The castle of Landal in Bretagne (France).
Rating of 511/16/2005315Google Earth Logo
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The great fortress of Rumeli Hisar, istanbul

The great fortress of Rumeli Hisar, istanbul

The great fortress of Rumeli Hisar, built by the Sultan Mehmet II in the year of 1452,immediately opposite Anadolu Hirasi, the Anadolu Hissar built by Yildirim Beyazit I sixty years earlier. It was the first step in Mehmets plan to capture the Byzantine capital, for with a fortress on either side of the Bosphorus.
Rating of 011/07/2005508Google Earth Logo
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San Leo Castle-Marche,Italy

San Leo Castle-Marche,Italy

The Comune di San Leo describes their town as 'a sharp pinnacle surrounded by overhanging cliffs in a countryside sloping from the Appennines to the sea, with houses clustered between a magnificent fortress and a prominent bell tower'.

It sounds better in Italian and looks even more spectacular in real life.

San Leo is a real hill top town. It came under control ...
Rating of 511/07/2005379Google Earth Logo
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Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Cuba

Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Cuba

This is Havana’s oldest fortress; the original, built on the site by Hernando de Soto to protect the port, was constructed in 1538. This is the New World’s second most ancient castle and now serves as the Museum of Arms, with many fine exhibits. It also houses the nerve centre of UNESCO’s building preservation force, currently restoring the glorious heritage of Old Havana.
Rating of 2.33333333311/01/2005561Google Earth Logo
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Castles Brussels

Castles Brussels

Somes castles near Brussels (not feodal)
Rating of 4.510/30/2005490Google Earth Logo
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Historical castles

Historical castles

a bunch of castles and historical places in europe (plus quebec)
Update: 08.03.2006
Rating of 210/29/20051,235Google Earth Logo
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Worldwide forts and fortresses

Worldwide forts and fortresses

a lot of forts, fortresses and other fortifications from all eras all around the world.
Updated: 08.03.06
Rating of 3.33333333310/28/2005897Google Earth Logo
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Belgium Forts

Belgium Forts

a lot of forts and redoubts around Antwerpen (Anvers)
Rating of 510/28/2005498Google Earth Logo
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Netherlands Forts

Netherlands Forts

a lot of old forts and redoudts all around Netherlands sorted by districts
Rating of 3.510/28/2005682Google Earth Logo
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Wartburg, Eisenach

Wartburg, Eisenach

Wartburg - a castle Eisenach, Germany
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wartburg_%28Burg%29
Rating of 310/26/2005322Google Earth Logo
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Tughlaqabad Fortress and Tomb, Delhi

Tughlaqabad Fortress and Tomb, Delhi

When Ghazi Tughlaq founded the Tughlaq Dynasty in 1321, he built the strongest fort in Delhi at Tughlaqabad, completed after only four years.
No rating yet10/24/2005430Google Earth Logo
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Fan Lau Fort, Hong Kong

Fan Lau Fort, Hong Kong

Fan Lau Fort can be dated to 1729. Rectangular in shape, the fort measures 21m by 46m and its walls are built of semi-dressed stone and green bricks. The fort was probably abandoned around 1898 after the lease of the New Territories to Britain.
No rating yet10/24/2005445Google Earth Logo
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Fort Warren, Georges Island

Fort Warren, Georges Island

Fort Warren defended the harbor at Boston, Massachusetts, for over 100 years. onstruction of the penatagonal-shaped granite fort began in 1833 and was fully completed shortly after the Civil War. Today, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation maintains the fort. An estimated 100,000 tourists visit the fort each year.
No rating yet10/22/2005572Google Earth Logo
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Royal Palace, Monaco

Royal Palace, Monaco

The Royal Palace, home of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco, the constitutional monarch of the principality. The palace is situated on a high promontory in the old town of Monaco-Ville.
Rating of 4.510/22/20051,527Google Earth Logo
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Windsor Castle, England

Windsor Castle, England

Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world, is one of the official residences of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Since William the Conqueror built the first castle in 1080, its proximity to both London and the old royal hunting forest (now Windsor Great Park) made it popular as a royal residence.

Over the centuries many kings have lived at Windsor, adding or altering buildi...
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Castle of Iscar

Castle of Iscar

The first reference to a castle in Iscar is from 939. The building that can be seen today however dates from the 15th century with a few added towers for artillery from the 1500s. The castle is currently being restored and there are plans to open a museum at the site.
No rating yet10/20/2005363Google Earth Logo
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Zvolen Castle

Zvolen Castle

The Zvolen castle ( a national cultural monument) is a gothic building masterpiece. It was ordered to be built by the Hungarian king Ľudovít Veľký z Anjou (Ľudovít the Great from Anjou) as a gothic hunting residence in the 2nd half of the 14th century. The building was renewed by the later owner – Hungarian aristocrat Ján Thurzo at the turn of the 15th and 16th century. Being inf...
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Pusty Hrad (Old Castle Zvolen)

Pusty Hrad (Old Castle Zvolen)

Zvolen is situated in the southwestern part of the basin of Zvolen by the confluence of rivers Slatina and Hron under the promontory of Javorina mountain range. The first written notice about the settlement comes from 1135 and is related to the locality of Pustý hrad ( a castle) where used to be the center of power administration. From the 14th century it served as a residence of county adminis...
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Castle Hill, Cambridge

Castle Hill, Cambridge

The motte and bailey castle was constructed in 1068, and rebuilt in stone in the 12th century. Now only the motte remains as the stone was removed for college buildings.
No rating yet10/16/2005336Google Earth Logo
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Feira Castle, Santa Maria de Feira

Feira Castle, Santa Maria de Feira

The Castelo da Feira dates back to the late 1400s. Today, the castle is an important tourist attraction and annually hosts a series of cultural activities, the highlight of which is the Medieval Fair.
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Silves Castle, Algarve

Silves Castle, Algarve

Silves Castle was built during the Moorish occupation on the site of late Roman or Visigoth fortifications. Originally a Moorish castle, it was much disputed during the Middle Ages and frequently changed hands in the wars between Christians and Moors.
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Dumbarton Castle, Strathclyde

Dumbarton Castle, Strathclyde

Dumbarton Castle has the longest recorded history of any stronghold in Great Britain. Throughout the centuries it has been a place of considerable significance.

Dumbarton was the centre of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde from the 5th century until 1018. It has a recorded history as a stronghold which is longer than any other fortification in Britain. The earliest reference to is i...
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Sant Elmo Castle, Naples

Sant Elmo Castle, Naples

Construction of the Saint Elmo Castle was begun in 1329 by order of Charles of Anjou and was completed in 1343. The castle houses art and history exhibitions and hosts the Molaioli Library of Art and a videotheque
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Southsea Castle, Portsmouth

Southsea Castle, Portsmouth

Southsea Castle was built by Henry VIII between 1544 and 1545 to protect Portsmouth against possible French invasion. Its revolutionary design provided for the most efficient use of guns in attack or defence now that artillery dominated warfare.
No rating yet10/15/2005407Google Earth Logo
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