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Fingal’s Cave is a sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staff, one of the Inner Hebrides islands which skirt the western coast of Scotland. The immense arch-roofed cave creates a melodic, haunting echo of waves within its cathedral-like atmosphere; something so impressive Romantic Poets John Keats, William Wordsworth, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson all made journeys here; as well as Her Majestic Queen Victoria. The cave’s Gaelic name is Uamh-Binn, meaning “cave of melody.”

The exterior of Connecticut's Gillette Castle is made from local fieldstone and has medieval features.

Bishop's Palace on Broadway and 14th St. in Galveston, Texas.

Thornewood Castle under construction circa 1910, Lakewood, Washington

Located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Fonthill Castle—a mishmash of medieval, Gothic, and Byzantine styles—turns 100 in 2012.

Hammond Castle courtyard ~ Like a modern-day Frankenstein's castle on Massachusetts's rocky Atlantic shore, Hammond Castle served as both home and laboratory for prolific inventor John Hayes Hammond Jr.

Front of the Castello di Amorosa in Spring 2009

The Great Hall of Castello di Amorosa.

It took 14 years to construct Castello di Amorosa in California's Napa Valley using historically accurate medieval building techniques.

OHEKA Castle ended up abandoned in the late 1970s and sustained extensive damage from fires, vandals, and neglect. After a 20-year renovation, it is now a 32-room luxury hotel.

OHEKA Castle was built in Long Island in 1919 by millionaire financier Otto Herman Kahn, the inspiration for Mr. Monopoly.

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Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

Gates at the Iolani Palace — in Hawaii. To enhance the prestige of Hawai`i overseas and to mark her status as a modern nation, the Hawaiian government appropriated funds to build a modern palace. The cornerstone for `Iolani Palace was laid on December 31, 1879 with full Masonic rites. Despite a quick succession of three architects, work progressed at the hands of locally obtained contractors, artisans, and laborers. The building was complete enough by August of 1882 for King Kalakaua to hold a

Boldt Castle, located on Heart Island (New York) in the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River opposite Alexandria Bay. The Power House was built to hold a generator to supply the island with power

Boldt Castle, located on Heart Island (New York) in the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River opposite Alexandria Bay.

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alley in Porto, Portugal (Belomonte street). Photographed by Niels Bosboom in July 2003.

Schässburg, Siebenbürgen, Romania

The Harlequin Late medieval timber framed house, later the Harlequin Inn and now Lincoln's finest second-hand bookshop specialising in antiquarian books, antique maps and good quality books. An essential hour or two for visiting bookworms & collectors. by Richard Croft

Pulteney Bridge and Guildhall Weir. As well as accommodating the A3039, Argyle Street, there are a number of very narrow shops on the bridge, one of which is The Antique Map Shop.