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The magnificent creations from the past still mesmerize our eye and imagination, bringing a breath of bygone days to the hectic modern world.

Dunstanburgh Castle: Medieval Fortification in England

Dunstanburgh Castle is, without doubt, one of the most striking and evocative medieval castles in England. The Dunstanburgh Castle sits on high cliffs on a promontory overlooking the North Sea. The striking remains are all the more evocative when you consider that they can only be reached by a mile-long footpath along the coast from Embleton to the north or a slightly longer path from Craster to the south. The Dunstanburgh [...]

By | 2017-11-18T11:21:08+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Caernarfon Castle: Medieval Fortification in Wales

Majestic Caernarfon Castle was built between 1283 and 1330 as a military stronghold, the seat of government and the royal palace. Designed and mainly supervised by Master James of St George, from Savoy, its brief and scale were extraordinary. Today Caernarfon Castle remains one of the most complete and impressive castles in Britain – you can walk on and through the interconnected walls and towers gathered around the central green, [...]

By | 2017-11-16T14:32:56+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Oxford Castle: Medieval Fortification in England

Oxford was located at a fording point on the River Thames and was also on a key trading route between the Kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex. In the eighth century AD, St Frideswide monastery was founded there and a thriving market town known as ‘oxen-ford’ developed. Saxon Burh Oxford was converted into a burh (fortified town) during either the late ninth or early tenth century AD. Burhs were a [...]

By | 2017-11-13T07:55:11+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Eger Castle: Medieval Fortification in Hungary

During the Mongol invasion in 1241, this castle was ruined, and the bishop of Eger moved it to a rocky hill in the city of Eger. On the hill, a new castle was built, and it developed rapidly. In 1470 a Gothic palace was built. By the 16th century, the Turkish invasion was in full swing, with Buda falling in the 1540’s. In 1552 the Turks turned their attention [...]

By | 2017-11-12T12:33:03+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bamburgh Castle: Medieval Fortification in England

Bamburgh Castle occupies a strong defensive position on top of a long volcanic crag overlooking the North Sea. The site has been occupied since pre-historic times and, by the late Iron Age, was an important settlement of the Votadini tribe. A beacon was established on the site during the Roman era and it is possible Bamburgh acted as part of the warning system associated with the Saxon Shore defenses [...]

By | 2017-11-09T07:06:19+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Leeds Castle: Medieval Fortification in Kent, England

Leeds Castle in Kent, England, has been called the “loveliest castle in the world”. Listed in the Domesday Book, this castle has been a Norman stronghold, a royal residence, and a royal palace. Its situation is stunning, set on two islands in a magnificent lake. The Royal Manor was originally built in 857AD and owned by a Saxon royal family. After the Norman Conquest, work began on building the [...]

By | 2017-11-06T07:22:29+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Spis Castle: Medieval Fortification in Slovakia

In the lands of Spis, the north-western region of Eastern Slovakia, the large Spis castle is standing proudly on the hill above the plebs. The Spis Castle was built some 900 years ago, in the 12th century, on the site of an earlier castle. As an important political, economic and cultural center for this part of Kingdom of Hungary, several kings and families owned the castle. Now, a property of [...]

By | 2017-11-29T14:06:18+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pena Palace Castle: Romantic Castle in Portugal

The Pena Palace (Portuguese: Palácio da Pena) is a Romanticist castle in São Pedro de Penaferrim, in the municipality of Sintra, Portugal. The Pena Palace castle stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day, it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area. Sintra also spelled Cintra, town, western Portugal. It is [...]

By | 2017-11-02T07:17:11+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Alnwick Castle: Medieval Fortification in England

The castle Alnwick was first mentioned in 1136 when it was captured by King David I of Scotland. At this point, it was described as "very strong". It was besieged in 1172 and again in 1174 by William the Lion, King of Scotland and William was captured outside the walls during the Battle of Alnwick. Eustace de Vesci, Lord of Alnwick, was accused of plotting with Robert Fitzwalter against [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:06:33+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Corfe Castle: Medieval Fortification in Dorset

Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates to the 11th century and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage. The first phase was one of the earliest castles in England to be built at least partly using [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:07:43+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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