To the Manor Born
Caerlaverock Castle, Scotland
"Burrow Mump - Tall View" by Scott Fisher, via 500px.
Castle Island, Roscommon, Ireland
Check out the uplift in these sedimentary rocks beneath Ballybunion Castle in Ireland. You can almost imagine a hand pushing them up from deep in the Earth. "[...]in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened." Genesis 7:11b
Ballybunion Castle, east of Listowel, Ireland. Built in the 14th century.
Edinburgh Castle / Scotland
Penrhyn Castle is a country house in Llandegai, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales, in the form of a Norman castle. It was originally a medieval fortified manor house, founded by Ednyfed Fychan, an ancestor of Owen Tudor and thereby of the Tudor dynasty. In 1438, Ioan ap Gruffudd was granted a licence to crenellate and he founded the stone castle and added a tower house. Samuel Wyatt reconstructed the property in the 1780s. The castle now belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public.
Penrhyn Castle - Gwynedd - Wales
Ancient, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland photo via michelle
Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles". It contains remains dating from 2500 BC up to the 17th century AD.
Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric site in Shetland, Scotland. It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles". It contains remains dating from 2500 BC up to the 17th century AD.
Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland
Ceret, France...1890's, Le Chateau d'Aubiry...asking price, $26 million
Garonne, France...12th century feudal fortress...asking price...$4.2 million
Floral carpet at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, USA (by Mike the B).