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.
Lancaster Castle is a castle and a prison originating in Roman times. The castle and close by priory were founded by the end of the eleventh century, with part of the Norman keep surviving to this day. The most substantial medieval remnant was the result of rebuilding during the fourteenth century.
The castle of Sagonne was inhabited by the counts de Sancerre, Amboise, then by Gabrielle d' Estrées and Jules Hardouin-Mansart, the architect of the castle of Versailles. It is separated from a medieval village by an enclosure and ditches. The enormous keep shelters a vault and two rooms with painted decoration. Weapons and memories of those which remained with the castle of Sagonne are presented
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.
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...
Built over a basaltic cone, the castle dominates the surroundings. Built in XIIIe century, the fortress belonged to the families of Murol and Estaing. It remains one of the most beautiful medieval ruins of Auvergne. The Companions of Gabriel revive the castle by refitting it, by refurnishing it and by animating it with characters in costumes.
In 1385, Edward Dalyngrigge, a future royal adviser and veteran of the wars with France, receipt the permission of the king to build a castle on its manor of Bodiam. The building which it built, although maintaining a ruin, is one of the castles most celebrated in England. It is visited each year by more than 170.000 people, and the images of its walls and turns, peacefully reflected in water o...
Oscar prize-winner Nicholas Cage has bought after several-months negotiations the medieval castle to envy stone in upper palatinate in July, 2006. The lonely convenient castle in the municipality with about 1600 inhabitants was half a millennium long in the possession of only one family!
The castle has 28 rooms with a floor space of 900 square meters. In addition, 165 hectares of...
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