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Question:  For you what are the  essential features in a Castle?
Turrets - 13 (24.5%)
Moat - 6 (11.3%)
Drawbridge - 8 (15.1%)
Tower - 13 (24.5%)
Great Hall - 10 (18.9%)
Other - 3 (5.7%)
Total Voters: 16

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Banfili
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« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2018, 12:49:13 am »

Wormster, my rooster is just a little grey/black, two part metal thing I got as part of a raffle hamper!

Nice granite or equally tough igneous rocky headland three parts surrounded by very cold tidal ocean, but not to high up - it takes effort to carry everything up stairs! Of course, a winch could handle that easily enough!
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2018, 11:26:24 pm »



 Herewe have castle  that covers  the explicit  prerequisites of Brass Goggles member's  demands  in a Castle. The Welsh do it well.

http://youtu.be/c3h9Pa9NWYc
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Banfili
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« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2018, 01:02:09 am »

Longshanks did it well!
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2018, 01:59:38 am »

Longshanks did it well!

 They certainly had an mind for strategy and  exploiting topography  for its best advantage.  Combined with an eye for aesthetics beautiful but foreboding at the same time
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« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2018, 06:55:56 pm »

Wormster, my rooster is just a little grey/black, two part metal thing I got as part of a raffle hamper!

Ok fairy snuff...

But every castle needs an Igor.......
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« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2018, 12:42:08 am »

How about a Polar Bear or some Baboon Artillery>
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1313816/The-polar-bear-lived-Tower--grumpy-lion-baboon-threw-cannon-balls-Britains-bizarre-zoo.html
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« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2018, 04:15:38 am »

The only thing essential is a fortified structure (the tower my vote) is the only thing necessary.. Although if were my ideal castle then I want it all, and I want it now.

What gets me is ground level windows asking to.be shattered!
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« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2018, 04:17:42 am »

Dungeon, tower, turrets, curtain wall, moat. No drawbridge, please - I'm an introvert.
You do realise that a drawbridge is one of the best ways to.keep people out right?
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2018, 04:35:44 am »



 that is an odd one
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« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2018, 05:56:28 am »

Dungeon, tower, turrets, curtain wall, moat. No drawbridge, please - I'm an introvert.
You do realise that a drawbridge is one of the best ways to.keep people out right?
I think the absence of one would be more effective.
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Danbury Shakes
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« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2018, 06:35:23 pm »

Not quite castles but I've always liked Fort Hoo and Fort Darnet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ2r950qPng
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1dHKTmptaw

as well as Grain Tower Battery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQyUXQgG5lQ
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2018, 02:02:24 am »

Not quite castles but I've always liked Fort Hoo and Fort Darnet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ2r950qPng
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1dHKTmptaw

as well as Grain Tower Battery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQyUXQgG5lQ


What are castles, if not glorified forts. 

  The sea forts  built along  the English  and European sea  fronts  are fascinating.  There is a strong atmosphere  about  the military emplacements, that lingers. Maybe inspiration international  villain's lair


 The Maunsell and Solent forts are also intriguing.



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« Reply #37 on: June 04, 2018, 03:22:13 am »

The Maunsell and Solent forts are also intriguing.
I think I've mentioned elsewhere that when I win that elusive 8-figure lottery prize I intend to purchase both the Red Sands and Shivering Sands army forts, set up an endowment to restore Red Sands (the more intact of the two) as an historic site, and then rebuild the missing Shivering Sands tower and renovate that fort as a private residence.
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Felscor
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« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2018, 03:56:53 am »

Dungeon, tower, turrets, curtain wall, moat. No drawbridge, please - I'm an introvert.
You do realise that a drawbridge is one of the best ways to.keep people out right?
I think the absence of one would be more effective.
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I suppose if you were the sole occupant, then the drawbridge would become redundant - as one person probably could not raise one alone.
If this is not the case it would seem we have completely different perspectives on the same matter.
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2018, 10:27:38 am »

The Maunsell and Solent forts are also intriguing.
I think I've mentioned elsewhere that when I win that elusive 8-figure lottery prize I intend to purchase both the Red Sands and Shivering Sands army forts, set up an endowment to restore Red Sands (the more intact of the two) as an historic site, and then rebuild the missing Shivering Sands tower and renovate that fort as a private residence.

  Here is a wander through of your coveted real estate

https://youtu.be/vIYNJ3Lwftg
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« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2018, 05:36:32 pm »

Why dream when you can help in the building of a REAL castle:

https://www.guedelon.fr/en/

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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #41 on: June 04, 2018, 09:03:51 pm »

Why dream when you can help in the building of a REAL castle:

https://www.guedelon.fr/en/



 A   solid practice run  for building your own
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« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2018, 01:42:42 am »

The only thing that you have to remember with having a dungeon or two is the amount of comfy chairs & cups of tea needed.
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« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2018, 05:56:21 pm »

The dungeon is practical.

It is possible to keep prisoners, as has already been said. 

But you can also keep wine and pickles cucumbers and other pickles and twists for the winter. And in the corner you can store potatoes and carrots.

And a small alchemical laboratory to create gold and moonshine. Just need good ventilation.
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« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2018, 08:40:12 pm »

The dungeon is practical.

.......

And a small alchemical laboratory to create gold and moonshine. Just need good ventilation.

AND an Igor to maintain it!!!
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« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2019, 07:14:45 pm »

Danbury Shakes has the right idea.  The garderobes double as crossbowmen's positions, & if one is in Ireland, one can be "opened" for tourist to pay to kiss your very own Blarney Stone!
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« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2019, 12:24:20 am »


 OK  so they are probably not real castles as such, N. Z. does though have its own Facebook page  for castles in our fair land.  Gothic architecture was in vogue  when New Zealand was in its birthing years.  We have continued with the eccentric tradition. One can purchase a castle  and make it ones home or at least a  modest 1930s prefab  rendition .

{this is not an official  real estate page}
https://www.facebook.com/NZCastles-1399536650268788/
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