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Author Topic: Favourite Castles in the world ??  (Read 14935 times)
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« Reply #75 on: September 05, 2014, 06:34:36 pm »

I would have to say Miramare Castle, just because there is something quite beautiful in its setting, and because I share a birthday with the guy who built it (Although I don't plan to be executed by the Mexican Republican Army, not part of the agenda.





It is also very similar to Swallows Nest in the Crimea, from which I think it draws a few parallels.


Ooh, how glamorous. I would think with that much similarity they'd have been patterned one on the other.

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« Reply #76 on: September 06, 2014, 11:06:31 am »


 Spitbank Fort









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« Reply #77 on: June 17, 2018, 03:57:36 am »

Peel Castle IoM with pictures.
Castle Rushen IoM also with pictures.
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« Reply #78 on: June 18, 2018, 12:42:42 am »


 Both absolutely classic castles with everything you want  in a fortress home.  The Celts do it well
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« Reply #79 on: June 18, 2018, 02:03:55 am »


 Both absolutely classic castles with everything you want  in a fortress home.  The Celts do it well

Ahem...the Vikings & the Normans.  Wink
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« Reply #80 on: June 18, 2018, 02:32:31 am »

There are too many to decide on a favourite, but I would like an Irish tower house - fortified space, but eminently liveable! One of my cousins owns and restored one down in Wicklow. They built an extension that replicates the C16th part on the outside. From the look of the the cellars and underground rooms, the origins of the tower probably date back further than the C16th. Some parts of the t.v. series 'Vikings' were filmed in the house-yard!
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« Reply #81 on: June 18, 2018, 06:12:30 am »

There are too many to decide on a favourite, but I would like an Irish tower house - fortified space, but eminently liveable! One of my cousins owns and restored one down in Wicklow. They built an extension that replicates the C16th part on the outside. From the look of the the cellars and underground rooms, the origins of the tower probably date back further than the C16th. Some parts of the t.v. series 'Vikings' were filmed in the house-yard!

Those towers do have mystery. Doors half way up the  wall and no stairs.  What is a viking to do
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« Reply #82 on: June 18, 2018, 03:48:42 pm »

Bring a ladder, Hurricane!
Actually, a tower house is usually square or rectangular, with normal entrances - a round tower, on the other hand ...!
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« Reply #83 on: June 20, 2018, 07:22:17 pm »

I'd like to nominate not castles as such, but entire fortified cities - Rhodes Town and Valetta, both of which were monumental undertakings by the Knights Hospitaller. Below are a couple of shots we took when in Rhodes Town last year:





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« Reply #84 on: June 21, 2018, 02:03:04 am »

Rhodes and Malta - talk about cometh the hour, cometh the man! Two exceptional Grand Masters for the Knights Hospitaller. I did a research project on the Knights Hospitaller a few years ago, concentrating on the sieges they were involved in, particularly Rhodes, and 'The Great Siege' of Malta. The 'Krak de Chevaliers' was a crusader fort as well as a castle.
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« Reply #85 on: July 14, 2018, 01:05:54 am »

I would like to nominate Bishop Castle outside of Pueblo, Colorado.
It is a one man project years in the making.

the dragon actually spews smoke from a woodstove, and fire when the owner turns on the gas....
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the official web page
http://www.bishopcastle.org/

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