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Klaas V
Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 7:19:54 PM

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A collection of castles all over the world, starting in Italy

Tuscany





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jmacann
Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 1:37:40 AM
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Medina del Campo . Valladolid



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jmacann
Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 1:55:42 AM
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-A big one...

Alcázar de Segovia

sisikou
Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 2:06:00 AM

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Not a big one, but happy to have a castle here!

Taichung, Taiwan


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B355E
Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 3:03:23 AM

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Castle Fantast, Serbia



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IMcRout
Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 3:16:46 AM

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Burg Rheinstein, Germany



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TOOTS
Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 4:54:32 AM

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Bellister Castle, UK, home of the famous ghost of the "grey man"





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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2011 1:00:06 PM

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Olavinlinna, Savonlinna, Finland




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sisikou
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2011 1:16:37 PM

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That's really beautiful, JJ.

Switzerland is also a wonderful place. :P


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almostfreebird
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2011 2:17:50 PM

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One of my favorite French cinema is Les aventuriers( http://amazon.imdb.com/title/tt0061376/ );

Lino Ventura and Joanna Shimkus was battling against,

holding tight at an old castle.

I have no picture of the castle, unluckily.















Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2011 4:21:37 PM

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The Harlech Castle in Wales is said to be the model for McDuck Castle, the seat of McDuck Clan in Scotland.




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uuaschbaer
Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2011 9:31:51 PM

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Château de Chambord, Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France.

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Kikker
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 6:36:30 PM

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Kasteel Doorwerth - Netherlands



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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2012 7:17:06 AM

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excaelis
Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2012 5:28:25 PM

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Castell Dolbadarn, North Wales



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DarkMoon
Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2012 6:20:55 PM

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Malbork Castle, Poland; built in 1406 by the Teutonic Knights, a German Roman Catholic religious order of crusaders.

RubyMoon
Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2012 7:56:10 PM
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Winnekenni Castle - Somewhere in Massachusetts... I'm just not sure where Think
jeans&sneakers
Posted: Monday, July 09, 2012 6:05:11 AM

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OK, these are just sandcastles and a theme park. No real castles here that I know of :(

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Dunrobin Castle, Scotland




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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 9:16:51 AM

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Suomenlinna, until 1918 Viapori (Finnish), or Sveaborg (Swedish), is an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands (Kustaanmiekka, Susisaari, Iso-Mustasaari, Pikku-Mustasaari, Länsi-Mustasaari and Långören), and which now forms part of the city of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage site and popular with both tourists and locals, who enjoy it as a picturesque picnic site. Originally named Sveaborg (Fortress of Svea), or Viapori as called by Finns, it was renamed Suomenlinna (Castle of Finland) in 1918 for patriotic and nationalistic reasons, though it is still also sometimes known by its original name. In Swedish-speaking contexts, the name Sveaborg is usually used.

The Swedish crown commenced the construction of the fortress in 1748 as protection against Russian expansionism. The general responsibility for the fortification work was given to Augustin Ehrensvärd. The original plan of the bastion fortress was strongly influenced by the ideas of Vauban, the foremost military engineer of the time, and the principles of Star Fort style of fortification, albeit adapted to a group of rocky islands.
















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excaelis
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:30:18 PM

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tootsie
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:48:38 PM

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Tintagel ruins


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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:55:26 PM

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Raasepori castle in Finland




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excaelis
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 7:27:19 PM

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Sorry, my last castle was Carreg Cennen. This one is castell Coch, where I used to play when I was a child.



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excaelis
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 7:29:56 PM

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Let's try that again



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excaelis
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 7:30:25 PM

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Oh, I give up !!

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thar
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 7:43:18 PM

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excaelis wrote:
Sorry, my last castle was Carreg Cennen. This one is castell Coch, where I used to play when I was a child.




?? is that it??

um, I see a defensive potential flaw here - climb a tree and you are higher than the roof....

somehow looks more central European than Welsh, to me. Not sure why. Because it is pointy not square, as a technical assessment!

we don't do castles in Iceland, so I will contribute....



Maiden Castle.
not really a castle at all, an iron age hill fort or settlement.
Man, someone parked a wide load!!!
thar
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:31:03 PM

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I mean, castles are all about imposing yourself on the landscape, and that has always been a lost cause here...

To carry the cultural theme....wait 350 million years for the volcano to cool down and be eroded... then build a castle on it....



Edinburgh castle.

but there are loads of stunners in Scotland. This has got some atmosphere....


Eilean Donan Castle
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 6:14:53 AM

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Thanks, thar. Castell Coch is actually a Victorian reconstruction ( by The Marquess of Bute and William Morris ) of Gilbert de Clare's original 13th century castle.

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tootsie
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 6:42:33 AM

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excaelis wrote:
Thanks, thar. Castell Coch is actually a Victorian reconstruction ( by The Marquess of Bute and William Morris ) of Gilbert de Clare's original 13th century castle.


I found this picture, maybe it will help if you can't see ex & thar's images.....



p.s. hope it the right castell....



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thar
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 6:48:11 AM

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excaelis wrote:
Thanks, thar. Castell Coch is actually a Victorian reconstruction ( by The Marquess of Bute and William Morris ) of Gilbert de Clare's original 13th century castle.


Ah, an arts and crafts castle. Presumably with very stylish wall hangings to keep out those pesky draughts!

reconstruction of a fortified manor house on the site? I know there are lots of English-built castles around Wales, but those are big square military forts- what this one reminds me most of is those central european 'fairy tale' castles, like Neuschwanstein (which I think has already had a picture posted - I'll check)

On my wish to visit list.....


any in North Wales:

Caernarfon Castle - we are not messing about here!

but, we also do them in round...


but if you want serious castle, not a palace and not a fortified house, and not an imposing town defender (or occupier, depending on your point of view...) you need to go to crusader country.:

Krak des Chevaliers

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 6:48:38 AM

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Ruins of Kajaani Castle




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almostfreebird
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 6:57:11 AM

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Krak des Chevaliers, Syria




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Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany



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