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|Situated in a 50-acre park, including 5 acres of gardens on the border of the Sologne region, Blancafort Castle is 30 minutes away from Sancerre and its wineries, and 5mm away from the Museum of Witchcraft.|
Erected in the 15th Century by the de Boucard family on the site of an ancient Seigniory already existing in the 11th Century, and later transformed in the 17th Century, this handsome...
|...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 !
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|The Belém National Palace (Portuguese: Palácio Nacional de Belém) is the official residence of the President of Portugal. |
It is located in the Lisbon neighbourhood of Belém, close to the Tagus river and near many touristic and cultural attractions.
This Palace was one of the many that the nobility built on the outskirts of Lisbon in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was later conv...
|On June 1st, 1695, the first foundation stone was laid for one of the few remaining 17th century city fortifications to be found in Germany. Today the Petersberg Citadel is an impressive example of European fortification construction dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries. ||02/03/2007||485|
|This fortified castle, in the same family since it was built in 1341, was extended in the 16th and 18th centuries and is today a very attractive, elegantly furnished and decorated Historic Monument.|
The Urtubie stones bear witness to six centuries of Basque country history. Louis XI stayed here in 1463 and Louis XIV raised the estate to viscounty status in 1654. In the 19th century, Fiel...
|The mediæval castle at Kilkhampton is situated to the west of the modern day village and stands on top of an elongated knoll of land with steep sided valleys falling away to the north and south and extensive views over the surrounding countryside. Castles were introduced to Britain by the Normans and represent the seats of important landowners within a mediæval feudal hierarchy. Most Cornish ca...||12/05/2009||252|
|Breteuil Castle has remained the property of the same family since it was built between 1604 and 1610. Previously, the same site was occupied by Gallo-Roman villas and later by a medieval fortress, of which only the dovecote tour remains. The Breteuil family closely served the kings of France throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. The ground floor, used at the present time for receptions, is ...||01/16/2006||335|
|The city of Weinheim Germany has two castles. The first is castle Windeck on the left side. It was built in 1130 and today its a ruins. The castle was destroyed by french troops in 1674.|
On the right side you can see castle Wachenburg. It was built between 1907 and 1928 by the "Weinheimer Seniorenconvent". This is a student organisation to combine several fraternities. Every year at Asce...
|One of those big islands in the North that nobody knows about, this is Svalbard, territory of Norway.|
1. First discovered by the Norwegians in the 12th century, the islands served as an international whaling base during the 17th and 18th centuries. Norway's sovereignty was recognized in 1920; five years later it officially took over the territory.
|France - Ile-de-France region castles upgrade (to be added to "historical castles" file)||02/22/2006||679|
|The most interesting things to visit are mainly inside the fortress that looks down to the Minho River and Spain. They have been destroyed several times whether it were the Barbarians, the Arabs, the armies of Asturias and Leon or even the French troops in the 19th century, they have always been restored and still very well preserved. Valença's fortress is a piece of gothic and baroque military...||08/08/2010||538|
|Kronborg has for centuries been one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and was added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list on November 30, 2000.|
The castle is known as the setting for much of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. The play has been performed several times in the courtyard and at various locations on the fortifications.