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Blarney Castle, Ireland. At the top of the castle lies the Stone of Eloquence, better known as the Blarney Stone.Tourists visiting Blarney Castle may hang upside-down over a sheer drop to kiss the stone, which is said to give the gift of eloquence. There are many legends as to the origin of the stone, but some say that it was the Lia Fáil—a magical stone upon which Irish kings were crowned.
Corfe Castle ~ built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates back to the 11th century; The first phase was one of the earliest castles in England to be built using stone when the majority were built with earth and timber. n 1572, Corfe Castle left the Crown's control when Elizabeth I sold it to Sir Christopher Hatton. After two sieges in the English Civil War, Corfe Castle was demolished on Parliament's orders.
Eilean Donan Castle Located on the small island of Eilean Donan in Scotland. The original castle was built in 1220 for Alexander II as a defence against the Vikings. In April 1719 the castle was occupied by Spanish troops attempting to start another Jacobite Rising. The castle was recaptured, and then demolished, by three Royal Navy frigates on 10–13 May 1719. The castle was restored in the years between 1919 and 1932 by Lt. Col. John MacRae-Gilstrap