Moorish Castle – Portugal

The Moorish Castle is located on a high hilltop overlooking the town of Sentra, Portugal. Sentra can easily be reached on a short train tide from Lisbon. The castle is believed to have been built in the 8th or 9th century when large portions of Portugal were occupied by the Moors. The remains of the…

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Neuschwanstein Castle – Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is located Bavaria near Munich, Germany. The castle was built by King Ludwig II and the construction started in 1869 but it was never completely finished due to his death in 1886. The name Neuschwanstein literally means “New Swan Stone” which is derived from a character from one of Richard Wagner’s operas, the…

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Leads Castle – United Kingdom

Leeds Castle is located in Kent, England and is built on an island in a lake formed by the Len River east of the village of Leeds and is 37 miles southeast of London. In 2019, Leeds Castle is celebrating its 900 year anniversary. The castle has been called the “loveliest castle in the world”…

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Dunnottar Castle – Scotland

Dunnottar Castle is located on a rocky headland on the north-east coast of Scotland. The name comes from Scottish Gaelic and means “fort on the shelving slope”. The existing building is the ruins of the buildings from the 15th and 16th centuries but the original site is believed to be from the early Middle Ages….

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