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The Elvas Castle - Portugal

The Elvas Castle - Portugal

is a Portuguese National monument built in the 13th century in Elvas, Portalegre.
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Castle of the Moors - Portugal

Castle of the Moors - Portugal

The Castle of the Moors (Portuguese: Castelo dos Mouros) is located in the town of Sintra, Portugal. The castle is located on a high hill overlooking the town, being one of its most important tourist attractions. It is part of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

As implied by its name, the castle is of Moorish origin, but the current b...
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Castle of Penela  - Portugal

Castle of Penela - Portugal

Castle of Penela (Portuguese: Castelo de Penela) is located in a town of the same name in Coimbra region, Portugal. The castle was built on a hill dominating the area and used to be a stronghold protecting Coimbra in times of Reconquista. Castle of Penela and the neighboring castle Montemor-o-Velho are both fine examples of defensive structures of that period.

The origins of the ...
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Fotheringhay Castle

Fotheringhay Castle

Fotheringhay Castle was in the village of Fotheringhay 3½ miles (6 km) to the north of the market town of Oundle, Northamptonshire (grid reference TL061930).

King Richard III was born here in 1452 and it was also where Mary, Queen of Scots was tried and executed in 1587.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fotheringhay_Castle

http://www.caithness.org/caithn...
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Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle is a castle located near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England. It dates from the 10th century, but the inhabited portion is chiefly Elizabethan. The castle has a notable garden, which is designed and maintained to a very high standard. The chapel, St. Mary's Sudeley, is the burial place of Queen Catherine Parr (c. 1512–1548), the sixth wife of King Henry VIII, and contains her ma...
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Braganca castle

Braganca castle

This defensive structure was improved during the reign of king D. Sancho I (1185 to 1211).
In 1409, during the reign of king D. João I, the defensive structures of the Castle are improved, and the big Donjon is built. The tower would suffer some alterations after 1640, during the Restoration War, with adaptation for the installation of artillery pieces.
The Castle defensive wall...
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Fortaleza de Sagres

Fortaleza de Sagres

The Fortress of Sagres, also referred to as Castle or Fort of Sagres.
Sagres is located in a dominant position crowning the Ponta de Sagres, in the southwest of the Algarve in Portugal.

From its rugged cliffs, constantly beaten by wind, the visitor enjoys a breathtaking panoramic views along the coast, especially in the coves Sagres, Cape São. Vincente (extreme southwest ...
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Fort Sao Juliao da Barra

Fort Sao Juliao da Barra

Fort São Julião da Barra is located on the corner of São Gião, the right bank of the Tagus River in the town of Oeiras, Lisbon District, Portugal

Considered in the past as the “Shield of the Kingdom”, the largest sea fortress in the country is the largest and most complete military defence complex in Vauban style remaining in Portugal.
He was originally in conjunction wit...
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Fort at Number 4, New Hampshire

Fort at Number 4, New Hampshire

The Fort at Number 4 was the northernmost British settlement along the Connecticut River in New Hampshire until after the French and Indian War. Now known as Charlestown, it was more than 30 miles (50 km) from the nearest other British settlement at Fort Dummer. Construction began in 1740 by brothers Stephen, Samuel and David Farnsworth. By 1743, there were 10 families settled in a square of in...
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Fort St. Frederic and Fort Crown Point  NY

Fort St. Frederic and Fort Crown Point NY

Fort St. Frédéric was a French fort built on Lake Champlain (on the border between modern New York State and Vermont in the United States) to secure the region against British colonization and to allow the French to control the use of Lake Champlain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_St._Frederic

His Majesty's Fort of Crown Point or more simply Crown Point was a Br...
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Citadel of Salah Ed-Din

Citadel of Salah Ed-Din

The Citadel of Salah Ed-Din (Arabic: قلعة صلاح الدين‎) (Arabic: Qalaat Salah ed-Din; once known as Saone, also known as Saladdin Castle) is a castle in Syria. It is located ca. 30 km east of Latakia, in high mountainous terrain, on a ridge between two deep ravines and surrounded by forest.
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Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle is a large estate house situated in the area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, known as Royal Deeside. The estate was purchased by Queen Victoria's consort Prince Albert, and remains a favourite summer royal residence.

The Balmoral estate has been passed down the generations and has gradually expanded to more than 260 square kilometres (65,000 acres). Today it is a work...
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Borgeby Castle

Borgeby Castle

Borgeby Castle (Swedish: Borgeby slott) lies in Lomma Municipality, Skåne County in southern Sweden, aside the Kävlingeån, the largest river in Scania.

The castle is built on the site of an 11th-century castle or fortress, the ring can be seen north of the castle in the trees (seen as a ½ ring). Finds on the site may relate it to Harald Bluetooth. It may be reconstructed similar ...
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Kosaka-cho (Little Osaka Castle)

Kosaka-cho (Little Osaka Castle)

Kosaka-cho is a mini Osaka Castle on a barbershop's housetop in Osaka. The owner built this castle with junk since 20 yaers ago for storing useless objects, only spent about 50,000 JPY.
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/yu-osaka/e/812359dbdff1b91b43055a923b8ba3a3
http://photozou.jp/photo/show/177491/12247813
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castle bala hisar

castle bala hisar

this is an anciant castle which is located in the peshawar
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Medieval Castle, Lucera

Medieval Castle, Lucera

This castle was built by Frederick II in 1233 and rebuilt by Charles I of Anjou. It is a well-preserved example of medieval military architecture. From the top there are far-ranging views.

http://www.planetware.com/lucera/castle-i-pu-fglc.htm
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Villas in Tivoli, Italy

Villas in Tivoli, Italy

Villa d'Este and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli, Italy. Especially the first one is a real must if you start getting bored by all the stones and museums in Roma: It's just a one hour trip by train to Tivoli, and the Villa d'Este has a park easily outplaying even the park of Sansouci in Potsdam, Germany. It was elected the "nicest park in Europe" in 2006 - and it truly is! Even if you hardly find it...
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Fort George - Highland - Inverness

Fort George - Highland - Inverness

Fort George was built on a barren spit of land jutting out into the Moray Firth, north-east of Inverness. It is the largest artillery fortification in Britain and was created after the Jacobite Uprising in 1745, when Prince Charles Edward Stuart nearly toppled the Hanoverian King George II. Determined that such a revolt should never succeed in the future, the mighty Fort George, with an elabora...
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Dunstanburgh Castle near Craster

Dunstanburgh Castle near Craster

Dunstanburgh Castle is a 14th century castle situated on a coastal headland in Northumberland. The castle was built for Thomas, second Earl of Lancaster, with the first phase of construction taking place between 1313-1325. The gatehouse was remodelled as the castle's keep in the early 1380s, with a new gatehouse built. This remodelling was undertaken by Henry of Holme for John of Gaunt. The sit...
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King Place

King Place

Palace of the king of Bahrain
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Linderhof Palace

Linderhof Palace

Linderhof Palace, another of the fantasy castles/palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linderhof
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Chateau Miraval

Chateau Miraval

A 1,235-acre 35-bedroom wine chateau located in the Var department in Provence, southeast France

One of the current residences of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_Miraval%2C_Brignoles
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Castle ruin Neideck

Castle ruin Neideck

The Castle Neideck was first mentioned in 1219
It was one of the biggest German castle complexes in that time.
On September the 14th in 1347, the lord of the castle, Konrad von Schluesselberg, was killed by an enemy and teh castle was destoyed
Today it is one of the most familiar emblems of the Frankonian Switzerland
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The Arab fort in Zanzibar

The Arab fort in Zanzibar

This is on of the few stone buildings that Seyyid Said found in 1829, on his arrival on Zanzibar. In 1832 Seyyid Said made Zanzibar the Capital city of Oman, settling there with his family and followers. His aim was to transform Zanzibar into a major trading centre for countries around the world. This move was partly influenced by the fact that Zanzibar's coral reefs offered a natural protectio...
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Spanish fort in Bucharest?

Spanish fort in Bucharest?

Next to the main ringroad of Bucharest, about to be swallowed by Progress, lies what seems a lot like the fortifications you also find in Holland (for example Naarden
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