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Top 10 Most Fascinating Castles

Templar Castle – Ponferrada, Spain [Ponferrada is the capital city of El Bierzo in the Province of León, Spain. It lies on Sil River and . Ponferrada is also noted for its Castillo de los Templarios, a Templar castle]

Knights Templar:  Almourol Castle, Portugal, was once a #Knights #Templar stronghold during the Reconquista.

Castelo de Almourol, Portugal - Medieval castle located on a small islet in the middle of the Tagus River. The castle was part of the defensive line controlled by the Knights Templar, and a stronghold used during the Portuguese Reconquista.

The oldest castle in the UK, Chepstow Castle built in 1068, Wales

Very interesting article about the history of castles! The pic is thr oldest castle in the UK, Chepstow Castle built in Wales

Stirling Castle located in Stirling, Scotland,  is one of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland.  Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling Castle, including Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1543. There have been at least eight sieges of Stirling Castle, including several during the Wars of Scottish Independence, with the last being in 1746, when Bonnie Prince Charlie unsuccessfully tried to take the castle.

Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland. Several Scottish Kings.

The picturesque Scotney Castle in Kent, England, of Tudor Revival architectural style built in 19th century.

Scotney Castle by Jan Mewald on Castle is an English country house with formal gardens south-east of Lamberhurst in the valley of the River Bewl in Kent, England

circlingindizziness:      Medieval, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Medieval ~ Edinburgh, Scotland This looks like a magical place to set a story. I'm seeing something scary or dark fairytale like.

vintagenatgeographic: Neo-gothic castle on the Black Sea in Ukraine National Geographic | May 1987

Swallow's Nest - Neo-gothic castle on the Black Sea in Ukraine National Geographic

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