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Dudley Castle, the ancient seat of the Sutton family. Photo by Trevmann99. CC BY-SA 3.0

Throughout its history, the Tower of London has served many purposes, including royal residence, barracks, armory, prison and museum.

Penrhyn Castle, Wales, originally a medieval manor house, circa 1438

"Kimbolton Castle, Cambridgeshire, England, is best know as the final home of King Henry VIII first wife Katherine of Aragon. Originally a medieval castle but converted into a stately palace. It was the family seat of the Dukes of Manchester from 1650 to 1950."

Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark

The castle was originally built by French aristocrats fleeing the revolution. During and after World War II, used as an orphange. It was abandoned in 1980, with the family refusing to allow authorities to care for the structure. Because of its past, this haunting castle remains a favourite amongst ghost hunters.. Chateau Miranda - Celles, Belgium Source: imgur.com

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany, in autumn

Spooky Places Schloss Lichtenstein, cliff castle located near Honau in the Swabian Alb, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Images of Alba\'s photo. Knights Codes of Chivalry ■ To fear God ■ To protect the weak and defenceless ■ To fight for the welfare of all ■ To guard the honour of fellow knights ■ To eschew unfairness, meanness and deceit ■ To keep faith ■ At all times to speak the truth ■ To persevere to the end in any enterprise begun ■ To respect the honour of women ■ Never to refuse a challenge from an equal ■ Never to turn the back upon a foe

BlackListed.\'s photo. Known as noisy Castel. Located in Namur, Belgium. This is a 19th century castle built in 1866

The ruins of King Arthur’s Tintagel Castle by Dysanovic, via Flickr, Cornwall, UK

Deal Castle was built by the order of King Henry VIII. It is one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England, and among the earliest and most elaborate of a chain of coastal forts, which also includes Calshot, Camber, Walmer and Pendennis Castles.

Bishop Castle in Pueblo, Colorado

The ruins of Kenilworth Castle, the home of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. This is where Elizabeth I visited him on progress.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Swallows Nest Castle, Ukraine

The Henry VIII gateway at Windsor Castle.

Dragon Castle, Schloss Drachenburg, Germany

Built in 1385, Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England, is a perfect example of a late medieval moated castle.