Castles Around The World
Beautiful castles from all over the world! I want to see them all!! ****Please excuse any duplicates. :) If you happen to notice any pins that have duplicates, please leave a comment on the duplicate so I can remove it. Thank you!!
Craigmillar Castle is a ruined medieval castle, located three miles south-east of the center of Edinburgh.
Slains Castle ~ Scotish Highlands: Erected in 1597, this is one of the most famous castle ruins in Scotland, and was used by Bram Stoker as the inspiration for the castle of the evil vampire in his most famous supernatural tale "Dracula."
Barnard Castle, set on a high rock above the River Tees, England. Founded in the 12th century by Bernard de Balliol, it was later developed by the Beauchamp family and passed into the hands of Richard 111. It overlooks a working market in the town of "Barney." Richard's boar emblem is carved above a window in the inner ward.
Amazing Snaps: Barnard Castle, England
Eilean Donan Castle
Hunyad Castle, Romania, is located in Transylvanian Hunedoara. Until 1541 it had been a member of the Kingdom of Hungary, and after that it became part of the Principality of Transylvania. It's reputedly the castle where Vlad III of Wallachia(commonly called Vlad the Impaler) was held prisoner for 7 years after he was deposed in 1462. The castle is a relic of the Hunyadi dynasty.
Hunyad Castle, Transylvania. Under massive restoration.
Whittington Castle in northern Shropshire, England, was originally a motte-&-bailey castle, but in the 13th century, this was replaced by buildings around a courtyard whose outer wall was the curtain wall of the inner bailey. It was built on the border of Wales & England as a castle of the Welsh Marches. It is the only castle in the UK which is owned & managed by a community of local residents.
Ancient Whittington Castle in Shropshire, England
Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire, England Originally built by the Peverel family in the 12th century but after years of neglect was purchased by Sir George Talbot in 1553. Talbot, later becoming the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury is noted for his marriage to 'Bess of Hardwick', probably the most astute business woman of the 16th century, who owned the vast Chatsworth estates.
Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire, England
Castillo de Butròn in Gatika, Basque Country, Spain