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Spencer House

Spencer House

The house was commissioned by John, 1st Earl Spencer in 1756, the Earl requiring a large London house to cement his position and status. The architect he chose was John Vardy who had studied under William Kent. Vardy is responsible for the facades of the mansion that we see today.
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The Banqueting House

The Banqueting House

The Banqueting House at Whitehall, the grandest and most familiar survival of the genre, is a famous London building that was formerly part of the Palace of Whitehall. It was designed by Inigo Jones in 1619 and completed in 1622 with assistance from John Webb. It is located close to the Houses of Parliament. In 1649 King Charles I of England was executed on a scaffold in front of the building.<...
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Lancaster House

Lancaster House


Lancaster House is a mansion in the St. James's district in the West End of London. It is close to St. James's Palace and much of the site was once part of the palace complex.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029396158
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Fenestrelle fortress

Fenestrelle fortress

ancient mountain fortress near Turin. This building are composed of three fortress connected by a stair of 4000 steps
Rating of 011/12/2006592Google Earth Logo
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Pillnitz Castle

Pillnitz Castle

The castle is situated on the river elbe.
More infomations can you get here: http://www.schloesser-dresden.de/en/pillnitz/index.html
Rating of 3.62511/11/2006272Google Earth Logo
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French Castles and Manors

French Castles and Manors

...Just for fun : 4200 castles and manors in France...and this is not yet finished (a lot more to come).
This file includes all kind and styles of castles, opened to visit as well as private ones, ruins, rebuilt or still inhabited.
Some are very well known, others are less...enjoy them !

Update 05.11.07: Due to several problems in hosting and FTP, KML and photos have mo...
Rating of 3.7510/20/20064,921Google Earth Logo
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Appuldurcombe House

Appuldurcombe House

Appuldurcombe House is the most impressive shell of a grand 18th-century baroque style stately home of the Worsley family. It is near Wroxall on the Isle of Wight.
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Palazzina di Stupinigi

Palazzina di Stupinigi

Only 10 km from Turin, there is the Palazzina di Stupinigi which was built in the first half of the 18th century by the architect Juvarra. The hunting and residence house built for the Savoia family is the nucleus around which the nature park develops.
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Bull Run Castle

Bull Run Castle

Location: Aldie, Virginia
Constructed by John Roswell Miller, his two daughters, and his second son. Miller began clearing the land for his castle in 1980 and was completed in 1999. The castle is currently owned by Gilbert Julien and is opened for tours.
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Sultan of Brunei Palace

Sultan of Brunei Palace

Or Istana Nurul Iman Palace is the biggest, 2,152,782 square feet, and has 1,788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, and a floor area of 2,152,782 square feet (200,000 m²). Amenities include 5 swimming pools, an air conditioned stable for the Sultan's 200 polo ponies, a 110-car garage, a banquet hall that can be expanded to accommodate up to 5,000 guests, and a mosque accommodating 1,500 people. The palace w...
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Castle Heldrungen

Castle Heldrungen

Originally as a place of refuge for the inhabitants of the nearby knight's estate the castle construction was built at the end of the 12th century.
From 1512 to 1519 the castle was converted into a Renaisance Water-surrounded castle and a moat and a huge water canal system was built.
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Castle Keep, Newcastle

Castle Keep, Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne's Castle Keep (54°58′08″N, 1°36′38″W) was built by order of King Henry II of England between 1168 and 1178. The keep stands on a site of an earlier Motte-and-bailey castle begun by Robert Curthose, the son of William the Conqueror, in 1080. Prior to this, it was a cemetery belonging to the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Monkchester, and before that the sit...
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Wewelsburg

Wewelsburg

Wewelsburg is a Renaissance castle located in the northwest of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is known for becoming the ritual headquarters of the SS in 1934 under Heinrich Himmler.
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Fort Standish

Fort Standish

Fort Standish is located in Boston Harbor.
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Castle Stolzenfels

Castle Stolzenfels

Old Castle Stolzenfels on the Rhine River near Koblenz
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Castle of Koblenz

Castle of Koblenz

Old Castle of Koblenz/Rheinland Pfalz
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Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle in Essex, England dates from shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It was built by Aubrey de Vere, one of William I's barons, who chose the location from the extensive lands granted by the king in lieu of services provided.
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Samadhi Ranjit Singh, Lahore, Pakistan

Samadhi Ranjit Singh, Lahore, Pakistan

Samadhi Ranjit Singh is located near the Royal Fort and Minar-e-Pakistan.
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Hazuri Bagh, Lahore, Pakistan

Hazuri Bagh, Lahore, Pakistan

Hazuri Bagh is located between Badshahi Mosque and Royal Fort, Lahore. It was once the court place of Mahraja Ranjit Singh.
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Rochester Castle

Rochester Castle

In 1087, Gandulf, Bishop of Rochester, started the construction of Rochester Castle at a strategic site guarding the crossing of the River Medway on the main route to the Channel ports. The massive stone keep, the largest Norman keep in the country, was built by William de Corbeil, Archbishop of Canterbury, to whom Henry I granted custody of the castle in 1127. The south west corner tower is cy...
No rating yet08/06/20061,425Google Earth Logo
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Royal Fort, Lahore, Pakistan

Royal Fort, Lahore, Pakistan

The Royal Fort (Shahi Qila) is a masterpiece of Moghal Architecture built by Akbat The Great.
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Castle Ippenburg, Germany

Castle Ippenburg, Germany

A nice castle near Osnabrueck in Germany with a great garden.

http://www.ippenburg.de/

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German moated castles - Deutsche Wasserschloesser

German moated castles - Deutsche Wasserschloesser

This placemarker contains 80 german moated castles.
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Castle Linn

Castle Linn

The castle Linn is a water castle in the Krefelder quarter Linn. First, there was only one tower in the 12. century. To in 14. Century the castle was continuously extended. In the year 1702 the castle was completely destroyed by Prussian troops.
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Le Quesnoy enclosure

Le Quesnoy enclosure

Baudouin IV, the Count of Hainaut, built a castle there in 1150 and encircled the town with a moat and walls.

This territory very quickly became the stakes for powerful gentry. With the passing years and battles, the town was burnt, then found itself ruled by the House of Bavière, thus no longer under French rule for 300 years.

The town was returned to French rule ...
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