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Chepstow Castle, UK 1067 through to 1690, the castle, almost chameleon-like, changed its appearance Century after century, the castle grew and grew along its narrow cliff top ridge. The oldest building is the Norman great tower but building work continued well into the 17th-century as medieval battlements

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9 Great Castle Hotels in Europe

Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, UK The medieval-style castle was built in the mid-19th century, was turned into a hotel in 1988, and now has 48 individual guest rooms. On the castle grounds, try your hand at falconry, archery, rappelling, and ropes courses.

Burg Eltz Eltz Castle is one of the most beautiful and best preserved castles in Germany. It lies in a romantic setting surrounded by an unspoiled landscape, inviting and majestic at the same time - like a fairy-tale castle come to life. Eltz castle has remained in the possession of the same family for over 800 years. What an interesting place to see!!

Chateau de Moulbaix near Ath, Belgium. Built in 1860, it has been abandoned for about 4 years and is supposed to be for sale. The inside looks like the people just left yesterday, leaving everything behind for some reason.

Blarney House, Blarney, County Cork, Ireland | Buhler's World, on Flickr. "Blarney Castle (Irish: Caisleán na Blarnan) is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, & the River Martin. The keep was built by the MacCarthy of Muskerry dynasty, a cadet branch of the Kings of Desmond, & dates from 1446. The noted Blarney Stone is found among the machicolations of the castle." #historic #castle #house #estate #architecture #design #ireland #europe #travel #photography