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Grosbois Castle

Grosbois Castle

Built in 1597 by Henri IV's Financial superintendant Nicolas de harlay, THis castle was owned afterwards under the reign of Louis XIII by Charles de Valois Which finalized the actual design.
After the french revolution it was owned by Barras, one the the Directoire's leaders and at last by Maréchal Berthier who gave the castle his napoleonian touch.
It's now a great equestrian cen...
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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.
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St. Olafs Castle, Savonlinna

St. Olafs Castle, Savonlinna

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...
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Carla Bruni - Nicolas Sarkosy Summer House

Carla Bruni - Nicolas Sarkosy Summer House

Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy remain this summer in the family home of Carla Bruni, in Lavandou.
The residence of the family Bruni-Tedeschi to the " Cap Nègre" , where Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni pass part of their holidays, is located on the commune of Lavandou, in the Var.
It's a solid masonry built on a rock headland.
Two turns frame its souther...
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Launceston Castle in Launceston, Cornwall

Launceston Castle in Launceston, Cornwall

The castle is a Norman motte and bailey earthwork castle raised by Robert, Count of Mortain, half-brother of William the Conqueror shortly after the Norman conquest, possibly as early as 1067. It became the administrative headquarters for the great Earls of Cornwall where they could control the vast estates that they owned throughout the area. The castle remained with little development, apart ...
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Swansea Castle

Swansea Castle

An 11th century Norman wooden castle rebuilt in stone in the early 13th century.

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

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Hautefort Castle

Hautefort Castle

From the IXth century, a first fortress belongs to the viscounts of Limoges. In the XIIth, this castle belonged to turbulent troubadour Bertrand de Born.
Several constructions were successively built of which few tracks are remaining (tower in the western angle of the yard).

During the One hundred years war, in 1335, the castle is occupied by the English, but it changes ha...
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Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

A Norman castle was built here in 1093 on the ruins of a Roman fortification. A motte was raised, topped by a wooden fort.
In the 12th century a twelve sided stone keep was built and a band of red stone separates the Roman and Norman stonework. The eldest son of William the Conqueror, Robert, was held captive at the castle by his youngest brother Henry I, and died here in 1134. In 1...
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Andre Rieus castle De Torentjes in Maastricht

Andre Rieus castle De Torentjes in Maastricht

André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu (born October 1, 1949) is a Dutch violinist, conductor, and composer best known for creating an international revival in waltz music with his "Johann Strauss Orchestra".

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

http://www.andrerieutranslations.com/news_and_Misc/Torentjes.html
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Suscinio castle

Suscinio castle

Impressive fortress built and altered in XIIIe and XVe centuries at the edge of the ocean, the castle of Suscinio was one of the favorite residences of the dukes of Brittany. Passed to the crown of France in 1520, the castle fell little by little ruins some and, sold like national good with the Revolution, was used then as stone quarry. The general council of Morbihan, owner since 1965, underto...
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Fontaine-Etoupefour Castle

Fontaine-Etoupefour Castle

The listed as Historical monument is located on an island which was once surrounded by fortifications and only accessible via its two bridges. An ancestor of the owner Nicolas de Vallois d'Escoville acquired the château in 1538. The building still display its proud postern and a perfectly restored 15th century drawbridge facing the remains of the elegant 16th chateau; They are beautiful floral ...
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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...
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