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|The trebuchet was a serious weapon of medieval castle warfare and siege. Using a large counterweight, it was able to hurl huge stones against castle walls and was surprisingly effective. This working, life-size model is found at Caerphilly Castle. |
|Raglan Castle (Welsh: Castell Rhaglan) is a significant late medieval castle located just north of the village of at Raglan in the county of Monmouthshire in south east Wales. Its origins lie in the 12th century but the ruins visible today date from the 15th century and later. It is likely that the early castle followed the motte-and-bailey design of most castles of this period and location and...||04/05/2008||603|
|Villandraut constitutes with the close castle of Roquetaillade an example among purest to architecture castrale of the years 1300 in Guyenne: the influence of the castles built by Édouard III of England in Wales, itself marked of the originating seal philippien is manifest there. It has the immense advantage, compared to its neighbor, not to be restored. But, beyond its military carapace, the c...||12/28/2005||313|
|Paragliding sites [take-offs] in NorthWest and Middle to North Wales. [Updated file, new locations added]||07/22/2014||135|
|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
|Some of the best mountain biking in North Wales.|
Update- Improved alignment of maps after discovering the rotation handle. Added links to image source website which has other useful info.
|Kaunas Castle is considered the oldest castle in Lithuania. About a third of the castle survives today.|
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Kaunas Castle is located in Kaunas, Lithuania. Archeological evidence suggests that it was originally built during the mid-14th century, in the Gothic style. Its site is strategic – a rise on the banks of the Nemunas River near its confluence with...
|Another improvement on detail for Wales... Cardiff, the Capital city of Wales.||11/08/2005||1,926|
|Dating from 1299, this Medieval castle and Royal Residence developed into a fortress in 1592 after which it was rebuilt into a renaissance castle 1637-1648. Here you can see magnificent halls, the Castle church, the Royal Mausoleum and models of the castle. Government's Reception Rooms and Banqueting Halls. ||08/06/2005||544|
|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.||07/29/2006||443|
|Olavinlinna (known as Olofsborg in Swedish, which is St. Olaf's Castle in English) is a 15th century castle located in Savonlinna, Finland. It is the world's most northern medieval stone castle. It was founded by Erik Axelsson Tott in 1475 under the name Sankt Olofsborg as an effort to protect Savonia and control the unstable border between the Kingdom of Sweden and its Russian adversary. The c...||02/03/2007||655|
|Sønderborg Castle is a Baroque four-wing palace and home of the Sønderborg Castle Museum. The castle is renowned for being the prison of the former King Christian II, who after his dethronement was held prisoner of state here for 17 years.||03/11/2007||461|