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Stirling Castle: Famous Castle of Scotland

Stirling Castle is the grandest of Scotland's castles and one of the most popular visitor attractions in the country. 250 feet above the plain on an extinct volcano, Stirling became the strategic military key to the kingdom during the 13th and 14th-century Wars of Independence and was the favorite royal residence of many of the Stuart Monarchs. Many important events from Scotland's past took place at Stirling Castle, including [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:17:17+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Château de Chillon: Medieval Castle

Château de Chillon is a romantic castle in Lake Geneva near Montreux. Chillon Castle is the most-visited historic monument in Switzerland and a great family-friendly destination. It is a fine day-trip excursion from Geneva, Lausanne, and ski resorts in the nearby Alps. Château de Chillon has a beautiful location on a small island in the far western end of Lake Geneva between Montreux and Villeneuve. This romantic castle was long [...]

By | 2017-12-07T00:59:56+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , |0 Comments

Harlech Castle: Medieval Fortification

As if its spectacular situation, foreboding might, and great power were not sufficient to ensure the fame of this magnificent castle, Harlech is also inseparably linked in Welsh myth with the tragic heroine of Branwen, the daughter of Llyr, of the Mabinogion. Mythology aside, it is small wonder that this is one of the most familiar strongholds in Britain. Seen from the bluff of rock to the south of [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:29:43+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Château Gaillard: French Medieval Castle

Standing for more than 800 years on a spur, the Château Gaillard looks over Les Andelys and one of the most beautiful meanders of the river Seine in Normandy. Built in a very short time in order to protect the river Seine and the city of Rouen from the ambitions of the King of France, Philip Augustus, the Château Gaillard is regarded as a perfect model of the military [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:31:08+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Neuschwanstein Castle: Bavaria, Germany

The Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most visited castles in Germany and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The castle is located in Bavaria, near the town of Fussen. It was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, also known as the “Fairytale King”. See our Neuschwanstein Castle Tour page. King Ludwig was a great admirer and supporter of Richard Wagner, the world-renowned composer. Neuschwanstein [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:17:11+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dunnottar Castle: Medieval Fortress, Scotland

Scotland has some magnificently located castles. Think no further than Stirling Castle or Edinburgh Castle, both built on top of rocks that allow them to dominate the landscape for miles around. But if we had to pick just one to trust with our lives in a time of great danger then it would without any doubt be Dunnottar Castle. No other Scottish castle comes close in terms of a [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:20:45+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , |0 Comments

Byzantine Castle-Town of Mystras

Like a replica in miniature of the majestic form of Mt. Taygetos, Mystras rises above the verdant valley of Eurotas. Historically, the medieval fortress town of Mystras moves to the forefront after the Fourth Crusade, in 1204, when the crusaders establish the Latin empire (1204-1261) and other states in the Byzantine lands they conquered. The region of the Peloponnese was occupied by the Frankish knights and hence became the Principality [...]

By | 2017-10-31T18:28:06+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Constructions, Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Magnificent Venetian Castle of Methoni

The castle of Methoni -actually a fortified city- is one of the most important and the most beautiful castles in Greece. The Venetian Castle of Methoni  It was built by the Venetians after 1209 at a strategic location, on a rock penetrating the sea and is separated from the land by an artificial moat. Nowadays the fortress, even though in ruins, continue to be impressive. The Venetian Castle of Methoni [...]

By | 2016-12-28T16:24:42+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Categories: Constructions, Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Real Dracula: Vlad the Impaler

Few names have cast more terror into the human heart than Dracula. The legendary vampire, created by author Bram Stoker in his 1897 novel of the same name, has inspired countless horror movies, television shows and other bloodcurdling tales of vampires. Though Dracula is a purely fictional creation, Stoker named his infamous character after a real person who happened to have a taste for blood: Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia [...]

By | 2016-12-26T10:45:43+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Categories: Medieval, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Castle Town of Monemvasia

Monemvasia means "one-way". Castle town of Monemvasia  is one of the most important medieval fortress-cities of Greece. It is also one of the most beautiful castles in the world. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau some 100 meters above sea level, up to 300 m wide and 1 km long, the site of a powerful medieval fortress. The town walls and many Byzantine churches remain from the [...]

By | 2017-11-24T13:45:16+00:00 October 16th, 2016|Categories: Ancient Times, Constructions, Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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