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Ponferrada Castle, Galicia, Spain

Ponferrada Castle, Galicia, Spain -- Oh yes! I can definitely see myself cavorting about this place with my crusader outfit pretending to siege the place. (Yes, I'm but that doesn't mean one can't have childish fun!

Wilhelmshöhe (formerly Karlsberg) was begun by Landgraf Karl in 1696. It is a enormous expanse of baroque terrassing and cascades, occupying an entire hillside in the city of Kassel. The garden was modelled after the italian rennaissance gardens of Rome, and Karl employed italian architects (Giovanni Francesco Guerniero) and hydro-engineers to create spectacular waterfeatures similar to the Villas d'Este, Lante or Aldobrandini. The crown of the hill is the gigantic 'grotto' topped by the…

Wilhelmshöhe Castle (formerly Karlsberg) was built in It occupies an entire hillside in the city of Kassel, Germany. The crown of the hill is the gigantic 'grotto' topped by the sculpture of Hercules, situated almost 300 m above the foot of the garden.

Chepstow Castle Chepstow, Monmouthshire in Wales, is the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain. Its construction was begun under the instruction of the Norman Lord William fitzOsbern, soon made Earl of Hereford, from 1067, and it was the southernmost of a chain of castles built along the English–Welsh border in the Welsh Marches.

Chepstow Castle, Wales Its construction was begun under the instruction of the Norman Lord William fitzOsbern around It was the southernmost of a chain of castles built along the English–Welsh border in the Welsh Marches.

Swallow's Nest Castle, Yalta, Ukraine

amazing photo of Palace Swallow’s Nest; The neo-Gothic Swallow's Nest castle perches 130 feet meters) above the Black Sea near Yalta in southern Ukraine. Built by a German noble in the flamboyant seaside residence now houses an Italian restaurant.

Conwy Castle, Wales.

Conwy Castle, North Wales, UK, in 1986 was inscribed on the World Heritage List as a historic site of outstanding universal value.