People adore castles because they associate them with magical fairytales and because they are a reminder of the times when most countries where ruled by a monarch. Here some of the most gorgeous fortifications on the European continent.
Alcázar of Segovia
Located in the old city of Segovia, Spain, this castle dates back to the first half of the 12th century. It was built by the Berber dynasty Almoravid at the same site where once stood a Roman fort. Today, very little of the Roman stronghold can be seen. Throughout the years the structure has served many purposed including a royal residence, state prison, artillery college and military academy. In present days, Alcázar of Segovia is being used as a museum and an archive for military documents.
Commissioned by Edward I during the late 13th century, Conwy Castle is a stronghold that lies on the northern coast of Wales. It was designed by James of St. George and is built from limestone and sandstone. It has played a significant role during the following historical events.
- Revolt of Madog ap Llywelyn (1294-1295)
- Revolt of Owain Glyndŵr (1400-1409)
- English Civil War (1642-1646)
The castle is recognised as Grade I edifice by the British authorities and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. So, make sure to visit it as soon as your removal to London is over.
This medieval stronghold is situated on the hills that overshadow the Moselle River between Trier and Koblenz. It is owned by the Eltz Family who has lived in the castle for a total of 33 generations. It was built during the mid-12th century and is considered to be one of the most beautiful fortifications in central Europe. Eltz Castle and Lissingen Castle are the only two strongholds on the left bank of the Rhine to have never been destroyed or conquered. The structure is currently one of Germany’s most visited and adored tourist attractions.
Culzean Castle is one of Scotland’s most popular and astonishing landmarks. It is credited to be the crown jewel of the National Trust of Scotland. It was constructed by the order of the 10th Earl of Cassilis and designed by Robert Adam. The edifice is classified as a cliff top castle and throughout the years has been the residence of several notable people including the Marquess of Ailsa, the head of the Kennedy Clan. So, if you are planning a trip to Scotland once your domestic or commercial removal is over, make sure to take the time to explore this magnificent monument.
Built from the 14th to the 19th century, Corvin Castle is one of Romania’s most celebrated structures and landmarks. It is owned by the Ministry of Culture and is listed to be one of the country’s seven wonders. The stronghold is one of the largest in Europe and today serves the purpose of a tourist attraction. It lies in the city of Hunedoara in the western parts of Romania and has been fully restored by the local authorities.