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|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.||10/16/2005||290|
|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.||10/16/2005||263|
|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.||10/16/2005||292|
|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...
|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||10/15/2005||338|
|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.||10/15/2005||360|
|Sandgate Castle was one of Henry VIII's Device Forts. Built in 1539 near Sandgate, Kent, its exposed location has led to much damage by storm tides. Converted to a Martello Tower in the early 1800s, it is now in private ownership.||10/15/2005||306|
|The São Francisco Xavier Castle, is a 17th-century garrison erected to protect the coast from the pirates of North Africa.||10/13/2005||254|
|Schloss Burg an der Wupper was built by Graf Adolf II von Berg in 12nd century. It was the home of the Counts of Berg, who used the site as a fortress. Damaged in the 30-years war, it was rebuilt from the 1890s onwards. Today it is a museum as well as one of the largest rebuilt castles of Western Germany.||10/13/2005||310|
|The Castillo de Santa Bárbara, originally built to protect Alicante and virtually surrounded by sea, remains a major landmark in the city, offering panoramic views. Its foundations date back to the 11th century, and remains have been found here from the Romans and Moors, but most of the building was constructed from the 14th-16th centuries, when this Mediterranean city had already been reconque...||10/10/2005||528|
|Ottoman equivelant of The Tower of London.||10/08/2005||406|
|Originally built in that 12th Century by the Hindu Kakatiyas, the fort was reinforced by masonry by the Bahamanis who occupied in 1363. The existing structure was later expanded by Qutub Shahi Kings into a massive fort. In 1687, the fortress was besieged by the mighty moguls emperor Aurangazeb, after it was treacherously betrayed. The main citadel is built on a granite hill 120 m high and is...||10/01/2005||443|
|Khilwath Palace, Hyderabad, India.||09/29/2005||335|
|Fort No. 1 was the last in a chain of three forts built under the supervision of British military engineers between 1865 and 1872. These forts completed the defense network protecting Québec against future land invasion by the Americans.||09/28/2005||307|
|Here you can see the New Palais in Potsdam/Germany. It's next to Sanccousi and owns a room made of shells.||09/26/2005||474|
|Castle ruin at Falkenstein near the famous castle ruin Koenigstein.||09/25/2005||902|
|One of the most interesting Renaissance monuments in Prague is Hvězda Summer house. In 1534, Ferdinand I obtained a part of a forest - a property that had formely belonged to a monastery - and estabilished a deer park there. |
The summerhouse was built according to design of his son - Ferdinand of Tirol - by the royal builders Hans Tirol and Bonifac Wolmut in the years 1555 - 1556. T...
|The house is built around the kitchen of Holdenby Palace, built in 1583, the largest private house of its time, to impress Elizabeth I. In 1647 it was the prison of Charles I for 5 months prior to his removal for execution.||09/24/2005||537|
|Acknowledged to be Scotland's finest stately home, built 1699 and standing in 150 acres of land.||09/24/2005||234|
|The Torre de Belém is one of the most visited monuments in Lisbon. The 16th century fortress controlled the Tagus river entrance.||09/23/2005||406|
|Near Plymouth. Built between 1858 and 1868.||09/23/2005||278|
|The Parma Citadel is a pentagonal fortress with bastions and moats, once full of water, planned by Francesco Paciotto. Construction was started by Alessandro Farnese, third Duke of Parma at the end of the 16th century and was finished in 1599.||09/23/2005||360|
|The castle was built by Pier Maria Rosii between 1448 and 1460. It was constructed on the ruins of a building from the 14th century and must be one of the best preserved castles of the 1400s in Italy.||09/23/2005||339|
|This is the Chateau de Grimaud. Beautiful View of the Gulf of Saint Tropez.||09/23/2005||421|
|The Palacio Real de Aranjuez is a residence of the King of Spain. It was commissioned by Philip II and designed by Juan Bautista de Toledo and Juan de Herrera, who also designed El Escorial.|
Zoom out a bit and see the huge gardens surrounding the Palace.