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BABAK CASTLE, near Kalibar City, Iran. Also known as The Immortal Castle. Built atop a mountain 2300-2600 meter high and surrounded by gorges as deep as 400 to 600 meters, this castle is believed to belong to the Parthian dynasty and modified under the Sasanid dynasty. To reach the castle, one has to trek a tortuous and narrow passageway and then cross a corridor-shaped temple 200 meters in length.

ELTZ CASTLE, Wierschem, Germany. Situated on a 70 meter rock spur, Burg Eltz is a medieval castle surrounded on three sides by the Elzbach River. It is still owned by a branch of the same family that lived there in the 12th century, 33 generations ago. The Rübenach and Rodendorf families' homes in the castle are open to the public, while the Kempenich branch of the family uses the other third of the castle. The Palace of Bürresheim, the Castle of Eltz and the Castle of Lissingen are the only…

Tantallon Castle is the last medieval curtain castle built in Scotland.

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Medieval Fortress of Brisighella, Emilia Romagna, Italy | Originally built of gypsum rock in 1228. In the 14th century Manfredi, Lords of Faenza, built a bigger castle and 200 yrs. later the Venetians conquered it and gave the castle its present look.

Predjama Castle, a renaissance castle built within a cave mouth in southwestern Slovenia