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Castle of the Templars, Ponferrada,The castle was built in the early 13th century over what was once a pre-Roman fort. For many, it’s best known for hosting the Knights Templar’s Grand Master of Castille. For about 100 years, the Knights Templar were entrusted to protect the Camino de Santiago.

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]

Carved heraldic on Huntly Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, constructed late 15th century, on earlier burned ruins with wings added in the 16th and 17th centuries (ollebosse)

Carved heraldic on Huntly Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, constructed late century, on earlier burned ruins with wings added in the and centuries. The entire site is a ruin now.

Eilean Donan castle

Eilean Donan castle

Pierrefonds Castle in France  ~ this one really looks like something right out of a fairy tale!

Pierrefonds Castle in France-The Château de Pierrefonds is a castle situated in the commune of Pierrefonds in the Oise Picardy of France. They filmed Merlin here

Eltz Castle in the Mist -  #Germany      #EltzCastle  is a medieval castle nestling in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. It is still owned by a branch of the same Eltz family that lived there in the 12th century, 33 generations ago. –Wikipedia  Photo by Ryan Wyckoff

classy-captain: Burg Eltz / Eltz Castle, Germany (Went there last year. A real fairy tale castle)

Château de Pierrefonds, Oise-Picardy, France was a medieval castle that razed in the 17th century on the order of Richelieu.  It was left abandoned until it was rebuilt in the 19th century.  Though the exterior is faithful to medieval design, the interior is not.  The chateau has been used frequently as a movie and television set.  by Vaxjo

Château de Pierrefonds, Oise-Picardy, France was a medieval castle that razed in…

Blackrock Castle formerly Mahon Castle, is a 16th century castle located in Cork city, Ireland.

Blackrock Castle formerly Mahon Castle, is a century castle located in Cork city, Ireland. In the late century, the citizens of Cork appealed to Queen Elizabeth I to construct a fort at Blackrock to "repel pirates and other invaders". In or around 1600

Slains Castle, Abeedeenshire, Scotland, reconstructed as recently as 1837, has been left neglected to nature rather than placed in trust.

KAP at Slains Castle,Cruden Bay,Aberdeenshire, Scotland, overlooking the North Sea. Reputed to have inspired Bram Stoker's castle in 'Dracula' ( he spent a lot of time here prior to its writing ) by Pierre Lesage

Dover Castle, England

Dover Castle, a medieval castle in Dover, Kent England. Founded in the century. Described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout history. The largest castle in England.

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