Great Estates: a castle moved 400 yards, brick-by-brick, for a better view


When you climb the spiral staircase to the turret at the top of the tower at Stradey Castle the views are breathtaking, stretching across 1,700 acres of rural Wales and out to sea. It’s no wonder David Lewis moved his stately home brick by brick to a higher elevation in 1855. The ­family now calls its former location, 400 yards further south, the ­“wilderness lowland”.

Grade II*-listed Stradey Castle, on the western edge of Llanelli in Carmarthenshire, is one of the last privately he… (View original article)

Château de Hautefort: An Enchanting Castle in the Dordogne


The elegant Château de Hautefort sits atop a rolling green hill, offering superlative views of the Lourde and Beuze valleys in the Dordogne. The chateau has a long and rich history, with records showing that the earliest parts of the building date back to the ninth century, when it was the residence of a number of Knights of the Crusade. The architecture of the chateau has undergone many renovations over the centuries, as the need for fortifications lessened, giving over to aesthetic modific… (View original article)

This might be the creepiest castle in England and it’s only a short drive from Kent | Kent Live

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It certainly presents an ominous image, a lonely castle surrounded by a moat, surrounded by mist like in the picture above.

But beyond being what one might imagine as the scene from some sort of medieval horror film, Bodiam Castle has an even creepier past.

Extensive inscriptions and witch marks dating back to the medieval period have been discovered at scratched into the walls of the 14th Century castle.

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Hidden Gem: Lovelace Castle – The Wittenberg Torch


Think about the last time you were in a castle. Have you ever been in one? Well, if you travel to Loveland Castle and Museum, an hour and 15 minutes drive south of Wittenberg, you can experience a real caslte in all its glory.

Located at 12025 Shore Road in Loveland, OH, the Loveland Museum and Castle is a fantastic place for students to spend a day off campus exploring the castle and its grounds.

The castle was built by a man named Harry Delos Andrew, who lived to 91 years o… (View original article)

For €50, You Can Buy a Share in This French Castle – Atlas Obscura

The castle of Saint-Vincent-le-Paluel will soon have hundreds of owners. Michel Chanaud/CC BY-SA 3.0When you think of a castle, you likely picture a king lording over it, directing operations and fitting the building to his every whim.

In Dordogne, France, though, fans of one castle are trying to change that conception, the Local reports. As part of a crowdfunding campaign, they’re selling fifty-Euro shares in the castle of Saint-Vincent-le-Paluel, a 15th-century chateau now famous fo… (View original article)

The last fortified house in Scotland is on the market | Daily Mail Online

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If you’ve ever wanted to live like a noble – but didn’t have the credentials required – purchasing this Scottish ‘fairy tale castle’ might be the easiest way.

The last fortified house to be built in Scotland is on the market for £650,000 – with the optional extra of a barony

Leslie Castle was built in the 17th Century and its metre-thick granite walls, towers and turrets reflect the vio… (View original article)

Spanish infante lived in the castle manor of Stará Ľubovňa – spectator.sme.sk


Exposition: Princesses de Bourbon in Ľubovňa castle, the story of Carolin and Isabel, may be seen at Ľubovniansky castle.

Two princesses connected with the House of Bourbon ruling in Spain actually lived in Slovakia. This little-known connection existed thanks to the Polish noble house of Zamoyski who owned the castle manor of Stará Ľubovňa. Two male members of this family married princesses connected to the House of Bourbon.

The first was Andrzej Przemyslaw Zamoyski who mar… (View original article)

Converted Scottish castle on sale for £1.2m

A converted castle gifted to a wealthy Scottish family by Robert the Bruce has gone on the market for offers over £1.195million.

The Edgar family lived in Wedderlie House in the Scottish Borders for 400 years, turning the original keep into a mansion in 1684.

It fell into ruin by the end of the 19th century, but has since been beautifully restored to create a stunning family home.

The ten-bedroom property, on the market with estate agents Knight Frank, is in a… (View original article)

Summer ideas: The historic Kolossi castle in Cyprus


The original castle was built around the year 1210 by the Frankish military, when the land of Kolossi was given by King Hugh I to the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.
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THE HISTORIC Kolossi Castle is a former Crusader stronghold on the south-west edge of Kolossi village, just 14 kilometres west of Limassol.It a must see location for a great family day out, as the castle held great strategic importance in the Middle Ages.

The grounds still contain… (View original article)

Miniature CASTLE previously owned by Buddhist monks and with a romantic fairytale history can be yours for just £275k

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Miniature castle previously owned by Buddhist monks and with a romantic fairytale history can be yours for just £275k
Dobroyd Castle, in the heart of the Pennines, was built by a rich industrialist as a symbol of love for his wife

THIS miniature castle, previously owned by Buddhist monks and with a romantic fairytale history, can be yours for just £275,000.

Dobroyd Castle Lodge is the old gatekeeper’s lodge for a magnificent 19th… (View original article)