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Deep in the Romanian countryside, this towering 12th century fortress​ inspired Bram Stoker's 1897 novel. ​

Deep in the Romanian countryside, this towering 12th century fortress​ inspired Bram Stoker's 1897 novel. ​

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Believed to be the most horrific place in Europe, the Chillingham Castle has seen many wars, deaths and tortures since the 12th century

Believed to be the most horrific place in Europe, the Chillingham Castle has seen many wars, deaths and tortures since the 12th century

Malahide Castle, Dublin, Ireland... actually any castle would be awesome

Malahide Castle, Dublin, Ireland... actually any castle would be awesome

New information about the history of a 12th Century castle is being revealed by an archaeological dig.   Carrickfergus Castle, in County Antrim, dates back to Anglo-Norman times and was in constant military use for almost 800 years [Credit: BBC] Carrickfergus Castle, in County Antrim, is the best preserved Anglo-Norman castle on the island of Ireland.

New information about the history of a 12th Century castle is being revealed by an archaeological dig. Carrickfergus Castle, in County Antrim, dates back to Anglo-Norman times and was in constant military use for almost 800 years [Credit: BBC] Carrickfergus Castle, in County Antrim, is the best preserved Anglo-Norman castle on the island of Ireland.

Tretower Castle is a castle in the village of Tretower in the county of Powys, Wales. Tretower was founded as a Motte and bailey castle. In the 12th century, a shell-keep was added to the motte.

Tretower Castle is a castle in the village of Tretower in the county of Powys, Wales. Tretower was founded as a Motte and bailey castle. In the 12th century, a shell-keep was added to the motte.

Rochester Castle was besieged for the third time in 1264 during the Second Barons' War (1264–1267). The castle's royal constable, Roger de Leybourne, held Rochester in support of Henry III. Rebel armies led by Simon de Montfort and Gilbert de Clare entered the city and set about trying to capture the castle. King Henry III, Simon, and Gilbert all on our ancestry family tree.

Rochester Castle was besieged for the third time in 1264 during the Second Barons' War (1264–1267). The castle's royal constable, Roger de Leybourne, held Rochester in support of Henry III. Rebel armies led by Simon de Montfort and Gilbert de Clare entered the city and set about trying to capture the castle. King Henry III, Simon, and Gilbert all on our ancestry family tree.

Castle of Diósgyőr ia medieval castle in historical town of Diósgyőr which is now part of Northern Hungarian city Miskolc. The first castle of Diósgyőr was built probably in the 12th century and destroyed during Mongol invasion (1241–42). Current, Gothic castle built after the invasion and reached peak of its importance during reign of King Louis the Great (1342-1382). Later it became a wedding gift for queens of Hungary, which it remained until the Ottoman invasion of Hungary in 16th…

Castle of Diósgyőr ia medieval castle in historical town of Diósgyőr which is now part of Northern Hungarian city Miskolc. The first castle of Diósgyőr was built probably in the 12th century and destroyed during Mongol invasion (1241–42). Current, Gothic castle built after the invasion and reached peak of its importance during reign of King Louis the Great (1342-1382). Later it became a wedding gift for queens of Hungary, which it remained until the Ottoman invasion of Hungary in 16th…

The Château d'Aguilar is a 12th century Cathar castle located in the commune of Tuchan in the Aude département of France.  In 1210 it was seized and occupied by Simon de Montfort, whose soldiers held the owner Raymond de Termes in prison in Carcassonne. Militarily, the castle lay dormant for the next 30 years, until Raymond's son Olivier de Termes won back the castle in the brief revolt by the young Viscount Trencavel against the crusaders. Aguilar became the refuge of faidits, Cathar…

The Château d'Aguilar is a 12th century Cathar castle located in the commune of Tuchan in the Aude département of France. In 1210 it was seized and occupied by Simon de Montfort, whose soldiers held the owner Raymond de Termes in prison in Carcassonne. Militarily, the castle lay dormant for the next 30 years, until Raymond's son Olivier de Termes won back the castle in the brief revolt by the young Viscount Trencavel against the crusaders. Aguilar became the refuge of faidits, Cathar…

Kilkenny Castle  Kilkenny is a 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parklands in the centre of Kilkenny.

Kilkenny Castle Kilkenny is a 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parklands in the centre of Kilkenny.

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