Bannerman Castle - Bannerman Island, New York - Scottish immigrant Francis Bannerman purchased the island in 1900 and built the castle to advertise his military surplus business. Two years after his death in 1918, 200 tons of ammunition stored there exploded, destroying part of the structure. Fire destroyed much of the interior / structure in 1969...
From imposing military tower, to romantic ruins, to stately homes for the nobility, each and every castle in Ireland has its own unique history and heritage. Discover more with TheCultureTrip.com 《...can u see my likes?》
There's something particularly spectacular about witnessing the decay of a once-grand building. Lavish trappings fall into disrepair, once proud halls play host to insects and dust, and elegantly constructed architecture is exposed to time and the elements. Here are nine crumbling mansions that are fascinating to look at and come with some intriguing backstories.
Across the British Isles, the abandoned Hafodunos Hall still stands well amid the North Wales countryside, just 10 miles from the coast (and currently for sale!). The fantastic abandoned mansion remained in good condition until it was targeted by arsonists in 2004 and consequently gutted by fire.