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Detailed Medieval Minecraft Castle Showcase (Interior & Exterior)

This is a Minecraft medieval castle created on pocket edition (iPad).  It’s a fortress-style castle built surrounded by water with a dock for a large ship.  The castle is 4 stories tall and includes eight towers.  The interior includes a great hall, dining room, kitchen, a farm, a blacksmith and four royal bedrooms. Here’s a …

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23 Jaw-Dropping Mountain Top Castles (Photos)

There’s something spectacular about mountain-top castles. The amount of work and cost that went into regular castles is mind-blowing. But the additional herculean effort and cost in building a castle on a mountain is a whole other ball game. We have a huge castles section on this site given many were at time homes to …

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New Montana Castle Has Everything – Even a Bowling Alley!

A recently built European-style castle in Billings, Montana is now on the market. The Montana castle that is well located on a hill with views over the city is priced at $13.95 million. The castle is measured at 30,843 square feet with ten bedrooms, nineteen bathrooms, a paved motor court with 14 garages, multiple kitchens, …

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French Castle with Picasso Murals!

There is a castle located south of France in the hill town of Uzès above Marseilles. This particular castle is a special home for art collectors and Picasso fans with its five massive murals from the famous painter. This is now on the market priced at $9,728,902. Château de Castille is measured at 8,611 square …

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California Castle Was Inspired by French Medieval Cloister!

A castle in Berkeley Hills, California that was inspired by a 13th-century medieval cloister in Toulouse, France is now on the market. The official landmark since 1985 is priced at $5 million. The house is measured at 5,746 square feet with five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, massive fireplaces, and a living room ceiling that opens to …

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Guinness Beer Castle in Dublin, Ireland (Listed for $29.5 million)

One of Ireland’s most historic homes, the Guinness Beer Castle is now for sale, priced at $29.5 million or about €28 million. The castle, named Luggala is a former hunting lodge with a total of 19,099 square feet of living space, 27 bedrooms and 18 full bathrooms. The main house offers a large entry hall, …

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Wisconsin’s Anne Boleyn Castle Replica!

A gorgeous mansion and castle replica of Anne Boleyn’s Hever Castle in England exists. It was built in 1892 located at Oconomowoc Lake in Winsconsin. This lakefront replica of a queen’s castle is now on the market priced at $10.5 million. The Hever Castle replica mansion is measured at 16,000 square feet built in more …

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Derek Jeter’s Castle in Greenwood Lake, NY (Listed for $14.75 million)

Derek Jeter is a well-known baseball shortstop. He has also distinguished himself as a business professional and as an executive in the business of the game he loves the most – Baseball. Since 2017, he has filled the role of CEO for the Miami Marlins and as a player, he made a name for himself …

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Castle of Alamo – A Unique Reclamation Home!

The castle-like mansion known to locals as the Castle of Alamo is now on the market. This breathtaking mansion nestled in the valley of the Mount Diablo mountain range is currently priced at $3.475 million. The beautiful castle-like mansion is constructed on a hilltop with almost 360-degree views. The 4,476-square-foot home was built in 1988 …

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Castle in Portland, OR Fitting for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Listed for $3.995 Million)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, while in the UK, live in Frogmore Cottage, which is owned by the Queen. According to Forbes, The Duke and Duchess need at the minimum 3 million dollars annually to maintain their present lifestyle, not including renovations, which encompasses refurbishing and adding windows and doors, refinishing the walls, and …

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Palace vs. Castle vs. Manor House – What Are the Differences and Similarities?

Alas, if we had such choices before us as the title suggests! Let’s take a look into the fairytale choice between the castle, the palace and the manor house. Th is fantasy is a familiar one – our slipper has been lost at the ball – or shindig, as it were – and the prince or princesses ‘ …

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750 Best Castles in the World to Visit

Welcome to our main castles page where we feature the 300 best castles to visit in the world. Below you can scroll through our many dedicated articles showcasing many castles in a variety of countries including Germany, England, France, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland, Poland and Russia. Structure types include castles, chateaus, palaces and …

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9 Different Types of Castles Built Throughout History

I find castle design and layout fascinating. Over the hundreds of years they were built, design and purpose evolved. These days, while some people built homes that look like and/or are called castles, they aren’t castles in the historic sense. Historically castles were built for defense and ultimately survival. Below we set out the 9 …

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84 Fabulous Historic Homes & Mansions in the USA

I love beautiful mansions – whether newer mega mansions or historical mansions. This gallery showcases over 60 fabulous famous and infamous historical mansions from all areas of the United States. Regions include the Eastcoast, the South, Midwest and the Westcoast. Notable regions include Newport, Rhode Island mansions, stunning Gold Coast mansions, Palm Beach mansions and …

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13 of the Best Newport, Rhode Island Mansions

I first learned about the Newport, Rhode Island mansions when I watched the movie “Reversal of Fortune” for the first time in the 1980’s. I loved the movie in part for the architectural eye-candy showcasing these incredible homes. The setting of the movie took place in the Newport home Clarendon Court. In my early 20’s …

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Alhambra Palace

  Alhambra comes from the Arabic al-qala’a al-hamra, which means the Red Castle. It dates back to the 9th century or as early as the Roman times. It’s Granada’s most popular tourist attraction and one that highlights its Moorish history. Originally built as a fortress, it’s also a palace and a small medina. Its highlights …

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37 of the Best Spanish Castles and Palaces (Photos)

Spain has a long history of building castles, fortresses and palaces. Many that are several centuries old are still around and are very well preserved. If ever you go to Spain or are there now, take a day to visit one of these incredible structures. Spain’s history is extremely rich. Fortress like structures were built …

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14 of the Best Danish Castles, Palaces and Manor Houses (Photos)

My all time favorite Danish castle is the one featured above, Egeskov Slot. I love its towering height, manicured grounds, multiple towers and how grand it is. There are other noteworthy castles, palaces and historic manor homes in Denmark. We set them out below. Enjoy. Related: Best Rhode Island Mansions | Best Romania Castles | …

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13 of the Best Castles in Romania (Photos)

Romania is home to one of the famous castles which is Bran Castle. Bran Castle is where the grotesque king Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler) resided and ruled. He was son of Vlad Dracul and is the source of the Dracula character in our culture. You can read a terrific history of this infamous fortress …

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44 Best Italian Castles, Villas and Palaces (Photos)

  We’d be remiss to not include Italian castles in our massive castle series. While there are many castles in Italy, the real gems are the villas. We include the big three: castles, palaces and villas. I like the villas. Villas date back to Roman times where the wealthy patricians owned vast estates with massive …

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27 Best Castles in Switzerland (Photos)

While Switzerland is best known for its banking system and neutrality over the centuries, it also has a good number of amazing castles and manor houses. That said, since Switzerland hasn’t engaged in battle for 500 years, it’s not surprising they don’t have as many fortresses and castles as other countries. While their neutrality wasn’t …

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15 of the Best Castles in Portugal (Photos)

Welcome to our castles in Portugal. While Portugal doesn’t have as many famous castles and palaces as other European countries, the ones it has are incredible. If you’re planning a trip to Portugal or are there right now, here is a list of the best ones to check out. I love how color is incorporated …

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25 Best Palaces in India (plus Castles and Forts – Photos)

If it’s decadence you want in a palace, look no further than these incredible palaces in India. Our list also includes castles and forts, but the lion’s share are ornate, huge and spectacular palaces. Of course you’ve heard of the Taj Mahal, but that’s just one of many examples of superb Indian architecture. The Victoria …

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37 Best Austrian Castles, Palaces and Manor Houses (Photos)

After much research (and a lot of fun since I really enjoy looking at and researching castles of the world), we have this long list of the best castles and palaces in Austria. Like many other countries, the age, style, size, purpose and grandiosity varies tremendously. From basic defense fortifications to luxurious vacation palaces, Austrian …

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41 Best Swedish Castles, Palaces and Manor Homes (Photos)

Welcome to our epic Swedish castles gallery. I had the good fortune to tour a good bit of Southern Sweden a few years ago and visited many significant buildings and structures. It’s an incredible country and Stockholm is one of the nicest cities I’ve visited. The country house is important in Sweden. Many families who …

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25 Best Hungarian Castles, Palaces and Manor Houses (Photos)

Many architectural primarypieces can be found in Hungary. We feature 25 of them in the form of historic castles, palaces, mansions and manor houses. Scroll below and check out these photos which is a great way to figure out which ones you’d love to visit or if you simply like checking out photos of these …

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41 Best Belgian Castles and Chateaus (Photos)

Architectural eye candy right here with this incredible collection of 41 fabulous Belgian castles, chateaus, palaces and manor houses. For a smallish country in size, it sure offers abundance in fabulous architecture. Frankly, other than ruins, I’d take any one of these for my house. I’m not sure I’d love the upkeep bill, but it …

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49 Best Czech Republic Castles, Chateaus and Palaces

Welcome to our collection of Czech Republic castles, chateaus and palaces. Like all other castles and palaces we feature, there are many diverse, stunning such structures in the Czech Republic. We’ve published hundreds of the finest castles in Europe and I’m still astonished at the size, detail and expense that goes into so many of …

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53 Best Polish Castles, Palaces and Manor Houses (Photos)

Poland is known for several incredible castles, manor houses and estates. However, I did not expect to discover so many when starting the research for this article. Below we showcase dozens of castles in Poland of all shapes and sizes. Includes historic palaces, estates and manor houses. The diversity in style is impressive. Enjoy. Photos …

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50 Best Scottish Castles and Manor Houses (Photos)

Welcome to our collection of the 50 best castles and manor houses in Scotland. Scotland is also well known for its castles. Many are incredibly old; the country has many in ruins but also many are still in use. Included in this gallery are grand manor houses with a lot of history too. Enjoy. Abbotsford …

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33 Best Irish Castles and Manor Houses (Photos A to Z)

There are many great reasons to visit Ireland, one of them being famous castles to tour and visit. Ireland has its fair share is incredible castles and manor houses. It also has many very old castle ruins if you prefer the ruins variety. Below is a collection of the finest manor houses and castles in …

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70 Magnificent Russian Palaces and Mansions (Photos)

Russian palaces are both magnificent and repugnant. They’re magnificent because of their opulence, scale and luxury. They’re repugnant because they’re a reminder of the brutal serfdom that infested the society for hundreds of years. After all, a lone palace owner couldn’t care for such homes… it required an army of virtual slaves who worked day …

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50 Best Castles in Germany (Photos)

eclectic style Without a doubt, the most popular castle in the world is in Germany. In 2014, over 1.5 million people visited it. It’s Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria. It’s an architectural marvel. However, that’s not the only spectacular castle in Germany. There are many. This lengthy gallery showcases 50 German castles built over the last …

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73 Best Castles and Manor Houses in England (Photos)

Wouldn’t it be great to spend a month touring castles and manor houses throughout England? I’d love to do it. Actually, I could do it throughout Europe. England offers a collection of some of the finest castles and manor houses in the world as this incredible photo gallery attests to. We include the famous and …

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44 Most Beautiful French Chateaus (Photos)

One of my dream trips is to spend a couple months touring castles, palaces, chateaus and villas across Europe. I think they’re fascinating buildings steeped in history. I’ve toured some incredible homes in the USA but never in Europe. One day, I’ll do it. For now, I’m relegated to enjoying these architectural marvels via photos. …

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