Gravensteen Castle Located in Ghent, Belgium, the present castle was built in 1180 by count Philip of Alsace and was modelled after the crusaders castles the count encountered while he participated in the second crusade. Before its construction, there stood a wooden castle on the same location, presumably built in the ninth century.
Malahide Castle, Ireland. Malahide is a lovely village to the north of the city, on rapid rail and bus links its a commuter haven. The demesn has this beautiful castle and when I was a child they had the best play ground ever!
In the 13th century, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, ruler of Gwynedd, refused to pay homage to Edward I, King of England citing political hostilities. This prompted the English conquest of Gwynedd, and subsequent construction of Caernarfon Castle, one of the largest and most imposing fortifications built by the English in order to control Wales
Schloss Drachenburg is a private Villa in Palace style constructed in the late 19th century. In only two years 1882 till 1884 it was completed on the Drachenfels hill in Königswinter, a German town at the Rhine River near the city of Bonn. Baron Stephan von Sarter (1833–1902) a broker and banker planned to live there, but never did.