Castles
A castle (from Latin: castellum) is a type of fortified structure built in Europe and the Middle East during the Middle Ages by nobility. Scholars debate the scope of the word castle, but usually ...
Castles - Wikipedia
PENA PALACE - Sintra - Portugal
PENNA PALACE - Sintra - Portugal
Ten Precariously Situated Cliffside Constructions From The Ancient World
Over the centuries, ancient people all over the world have built incredible structures on the sides of cliff faces. Some had a desire to be closer to the heavens and were searching for a sacred locati...
10 Gorgeous American Castles You Should Visit
Discover 10 beautiful castles to visit--and they're all in the U.S.
10 awe-inspiring American castles you must visit
Part of the charm of vacationing in Europe is to see all of the grand castles that still stand today. But you don’t need to fly to across the Atlantic to catch a glimpse of towering homes. Turns out t...
Will The ‘Great Wall’ Of New Orleans Save It From The Next Killer Hurricane?
On a sweltering blue-sky September day, I stand atop a 26-foot-tall white concrete wall that stretches for nearly two miles across the Golden Triangle Marsh on the eastern edge of the city. The $1.1 b...
In The Middle Of A Barren Desert, A Lonely Castle Has Kept Watch For Centuries
In the middle of the vast, golden desert of northern Saudi Arabia, a castle rises out of the sand, emerging from a massive stone. Its facade is all clean lines and right angles, in contrast to the nat...
Windsor Castle security farce as tourist wanders alone into private areas
The intruder set off a major alert when he entered an unlocked door in a restricted area at the Royal residence. The incident comes at a time when security officials are on heightened terror alert.
The Most Wonderful Castles From Around The World
Castles can be romantic, spooky, historical, or downright beautiful, and usually they are all of the above. Back in the medieval period, most castles were built as a form of control, so that a ruling ...
20 Impressive Moats Around the World
Bodiam Castle - East Sussex England | Photographer Unknown   A moat is a deep, broad ditch, typically filled with water, that surrounds a castle, building or town. Historically, it provided a prelimin...
Castles, as the embodiment of grandeur
Castle – a great thing. If you have a castle, no one would dare say that your life is a failure. Today we look at the castles, which you probably remember, castle, whose images will haunt you and mayb...
The 29 Most Beautiful Castles From Around The World
Castles are something really amazing because people built them long time ago, when there was no machines, and many other stuff. They didn’t had all these building things, but they built these magnific...
King of your castle: 16th century stately home on sale for £5.5m
The stone castle (pictured), in the village of Ardrahan in County Galway, Ireland, features a 16th Century tower and a Victorian main house.
Medieval Castles Photography
I'm heading over to Great Britain for the Reasons to Be Creative conference in Brighton this September and am looking to make a trek up to Edinburgh to check out some of the amazing medieval castles.....
15 Amazing Castles from Around the Globe
Although designed and built for the prominent purpose of defense, today the castles seem like somewhat unrealistic constructions straight from the fairytale world. From solid strongholds to oriental f...
Collection of Castles During Winter
As winter approaches in the northern hemisphere and the nights draw in, our thoughts turn to the beauty of ice and snow.
Moat
A moat is a deep, broad ditch, either dry or filled with water, that surrounds a castle, fortification, building or town, historically to provide it with a preliminary line of defence. In some places ...
Moat - Wikipedia
Gatehouse
A gatehouse, in architectural terminology, is a building enclosing or accompanying a gateway for a castle, manor house, fort, town or similar buildings of importance.
Gatehouses made their first a...
Gatehouse - Wikipedia
Keep
A keep (from the Middle English kype) is a type of fortified tower built within castles during the Middle Ages by European nobility. Scholars have debated the scope of the word keep, but usually consi...
Keep - Wikipedia
Castellan
A castellan was the governor or captain of a castellany and its castle. The word stems from the Latin Castellanus, derived from castellum "castle". Sometimes also known as a constable, governor of the...
Castles in France
This is a list of castles in France, arranged by Region and Department.
Andlau • Bernstein • Birkenfels • Dreistein • Fleckenstein&...
Castles in France - Wikipedia
Castles in Italy
This is a list of castles in Italy by location. In Italy there are 747 castles.
Castles in Italy - Wikipedia
Castles in Germany
List of fortifications and historical residences in Germany which go under the name of Burg, Festung, Palais, Palast or Schloss in German.The lists include not just castles but what in English might b...
Castles in Germany - Wikipedia
Castles in Great Britain and Ireland
Castles have played an important military, economic and social role in Great Britain and Ireland since their introduction following the Norman invasion of England in 1066. Although a small number of c...
Castles in Great Britain and Ireland - Wikipedia
Castles in the Netherlands
This is a list of castles in the Netherlands per province.Castles with existing parts from the Middle Ages are Antique White.
See List of Stins in FrieslandSee List of Borgs in GroningenSee also L...
Castles in the Netherlands - Wikipedia
Castles in Spain
Castles in Spain were built mainly for defensive purposes. During the Middle Ages, northern Christian kingdoms had to secure their borders with their Muslim southern neighbours, thus forcing both Chri...
Castles in Spain - Wikipedia
Castles in Portugal
Castles in Portugal were crucial components of the military across history. The Portuguese learned the art of building fortifications from the Romans and the Moors. The Romans, who ruled and colonized...
Castles in Portugal - Wikipedia
Japanese castle
Japanese castles (城, shiro) were fortresses constructed primarily of wood and stone. They evolved from the wooden stockades of earlier centuries, and came into their best-known form in the 16t...
Japanese castle - Wikipedia