Several of the posts on this blog make references to castles, mostly in Europe. Here are links to them:
Windsor Castle, England. The Queen lives here, and it suits her fine.
Arundel, England. Like a vision from a fairy tale, the little town of Arundel nestles snugly at the base of its massive castle.
Norwich, England. One of Britain's truly great castles in a delightful old town with a major cathedral.
Dover, England. The nation's great seaport is guarded by a 12th-century castle high atop the fabled White Cliffs.
Colchester, England. England's larest castle keep was built by the Normans on top of Roman remains. Today it's a museum.
Hastings, England. Built by William the Conqueror after the Battle of Hastings, it is now mostly in ruin but does house the fascinating 1066 Story exhibition.
King's Lynn, England. Castle Rising, built in 1138 and one of the finest Norman castles in England, is just outside this ancient port town.
Nottingham, England. The Norman castle is now a museum, but you can visit its dungeons, caves, and subterranean passages for a spooky experience.
Edinburgh, Scotland. Two castles here, one ancient and historic, the other belongs to the Queen.
St. Andrews, Scotland. It's ruined, but you can still crawl around what remains.
Stirling, Scotland. The scene of much Scottish history, still in excellent condition.
Vianden, Luxembourg. A restored fairytale castle overlooks a delightful little town.
Sans Souci, Germany. Two royal palaces here, but we'll call them castles — Just outside Berlin.
Rüdesheim, Germany. The 11th-century Brömserburg Castle now serves as one of the best wine museums anywhere — and it overlooks the Rhine.
Sintra, Portugal. One of the strangest castles anywhere, and close to Lisbon.
Segovia, Spain. The classic "Castle in Spain." Awesome.
Toledo, Spain. Begun in the 13th century, the massive Alcázar played an important role in the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s.
Salzburg, Austria. The massive Festung Hohensalzburg castle dominates the town.
Defiling a Castle in Spain. An account of a 1960's escapade at the Alhambra on Granada, Spain.
Helsignør, Denmark. Kronborg Castle is widely regarded as the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Burg Hohenwerfen, Austria. Falconry shows and dungeons at the mountain castle near Salzburg.
Neuschwanstein, Germany. THE dream castle to end all castles was built in the Bavarian Alps by crazy King Ludwig II in the 19th century. A daytrip from Munich.
Warwick, England. What is considered to be England's finest castle puts on a great theatrical show.
And let's not forget my online friend, Evelyn Wallace, whose Castle Lady blog and website tell all about visiting Europe's castles.
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