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May 2015 – CreativCastle

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May 2015
We’ve been looking at a lot of castles in England, Wales, and France. This time, the spotlight is on two Spanish castles, Parador de Mazagon and Parador Oropesa. Parador Oropesa Parador Oropesa has served as a refuge for all kinds of people, from monks to travellers. The castle was restored in the 15th century, and...
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Can’t get enough of beautiful castles? We have three English castles on the list that are worth seeing! 1. Raby Castle One of the best-preserved castle’s in North East England, Lord Barnard’s home provides over 600 years of history and a glimpse of life throughout the ages. With examples of fine interiors and architecture spanning...
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On a trip to Scotland, or planning to hold an event in the country? You might want to check out some amazing castle hotels! 1. Bonshaw Tower Situated in 20 acres of private mature gardens and ancient woodlands, Bonshaw Tower is a new, exclusive and exciting wedding venue where you can choose to have your...
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For anyone who’s interested at castles for sale, here’s an interesting one in France. This one is located at Languedoc-Roussillon, Gard, Alès, and is priced at €850,000. This dominating 13th Century Castle is located in the greater Alès area, in a village with all amenitites in the Languedoc Roussillon. This beautiful Castle with its yellow stone walls...
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Before we look at the list of amazing English Heritage castles in England, it pays to know what English Heritage really is: English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites – from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War bunker....
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Presenting: another castle in France! The Château de Falaise, found in Calvados, Normandy, France, is medieval castle – and it just happens to be the castle where the famous William the Conqueror was born. His descendants kept the castle until the 13th century, when it was taken by King Philip II of France. Today, it...
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The Chateau de Vincennes in France is a 14th and 17th century French royal castle. It started out as a humble hunting lodge made for Louis VII during the 12th century, and was made as a larger manor in the 13th century by Philip Augustus and Louis IX. Marriages and deaths happened at that castle...
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Anyone who is familiar with the legend of the one and only King Arthur should be familiar with Tintagel: the castle where Uther Pendragon, disguised as the Duke of Cornwall, comes to the Duke’s wife, Igraine, and together with her conceives the child who would someday be known as the once and future king. It...
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Many of the castles that we’ve been looking at are restored and in use – possibly an event space, possibly a castle hotel. Sometimes, though, we come across castles that are, while they are open to the public to be seen, not exactly functional. Still, regardless of the condition of the castle, a lot of...
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Wales, as we know, is a country that’s brimming with castles. Restored castles, ruined castles, castles with only the foundations left – there are a lot. In fact, there are hundreds of them, and some of the well-maintained, well-restored ones are actually tourist destinations where thousands of people flock to regularly. The value of castles...
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