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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.

Hadrian’s Wall: Ancient Defensive Fortification

Hadrian’s Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman empire for nearly 300 years. It was built by the Roman army on the orders of Emperor Hadrian following his visit to Britain in AD 122. At 73 miles (80 Roman miles) long, it crossed northern Britain from Wallsend on the River Tyne in the east to Bowness-on-Solway in the west. The most famous of all the frontiers of the [...]

By | 2017-10-30T00:57:03+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times, Constructions|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pembroke Castle: Medieval Castle in Wales

The unsurpassed strength of this mighty Norman Castle, sited on a high ridge between two tidal inlets, gave it the distinction of never have fallen to the Welsh. The strategic position, on a major routeway, was chosen early in the first Norman incursions into south-west Wales, when the castle was founded by Roger of Montgomery in 1093, and it stood firm against Welsh counter-attacks in subsequent years. Pembroke's strategic [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:09:09+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Edinburgh Castle: Fortress of Scotland

Edinburgh Castle has played a pivotal role in Scottish history, both as a royal residence – King Malcolm Canmore (1058–93) and Queen Margaret first made their home here in the 11th century – and as a military stronghold. The Edinburgh Castle last saw military action in 1745; from then until the 1920s it served as the British army's main base in Scotland. Today it is one of Scotland's most atmospheric [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:12:22+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Conwy Castle: Medieval Fortification in Wales

Conwy Castle dominates the mouth of the River Conwy and the medieval walled town of Conwy in North Wales like a huge goliath and serves as the major tourist attraction in the county of Conwy. The castle was built on the orders of King Edward I of England and construction began in 1283 under the direction of Edward's chief architect James of St. George. Today the castle is one [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:15:50+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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

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