Historic castles of Sistan and Baluchestan

These are some of the stories covered in this episode of the Iran program: Historic castles of Sistan and Baluchestan province The Sistan and …

Castles of Wales ‘offer visitors a tangible link to the past’

Architectural historian Mark Baker explains how the hundreds of castles that dot the Welsh landscape are monuments to the nation’s proud heritage There were once around 600 castles in Wales, of which more than 100 are still standing. Some have been restored to at least part of their former glory and …

Inc. Best-Kept Travel Secrets: Bath and Wales

Bath and Wales have amazing castles, ruins, food, and more, and there are some special haunts to visit. England has many interesting places to see outside London, and one of the most interesting but overlooked is definitely Wales. Having just visited, I thought to provide readers with some fun tips …

Spectacular abandoned castles around the world

(CNN) — An abandoned castle always cuts an impressive figure — a blast from the past submerged behind ruined walls. Says author Kieron Connolly, whose new book “Abandoned Castles” explores the world’s most spectacular forgotten fortresses, they’re also windows on long gone civilizations. “Societies …

The Most Beautiful Castles in America

Most of these weren’t built for royalty, but you’d never know the difference. Aug 7, 2017 Driving through California’s Napa Valley, you’d never expect to happen upon a 13th-century Tuscan castle. But if you head about 3 miles south of Calistoga, that’s exactly what you’ll find. While construction on …

Italy Is Giving Away Castles for Free

You can be the proud owner of your own palazzo — but there’s a catch. …we’re not kidding. Italy is giving away 103 buildings across the country — many of which are historic villas and castles — for those looking to develop them into more than just crumbling landmarks. Recipients of the properties …

12 stunning castles to see in Europe

From Spain to Croatia, these enchanting palaces will take your breath away Medieval stone walls, sky-high towers, bridges arching over glittering …

England’s smallest castle

Who hasn’t dreamed of owning their very own castle? Well, how about a miniature one to make your fairytale lifestyle come true? Meet Molly’s Lodge, a …

7 Irish Castles for the Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

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Castles – in pictures

Whether you’re a beauty or a beast (yes, we’re doing a film-themed gallery), perhaps there’s a castle out there where you could be more than a guest

The Most Beautiful Castles in Romania

Romania’s mountains hide some of the most picturesque castles in all of Europe. Be they places of myth and legend, grand and picturesque fortresses …

Crenellations: Crowning Castles

Crenellations are one of the most recognizable elements of a medieval castle. These upright projections resemble teeth, bared at invaders to prevent …

Castles you must visit in England

Castles have played an important military, economic and social role in Great Britain and Ireland since their introduction following the Norman …

The 14 most amazing castles in Scotland

Did I ever tell you I am madly in love with Scotland? I love the people, I can’t get enough of the beautiful landscape, but above all, it’s the …

Castles of the Conqueror

In 1066, as everybody knows, the Normans invaded England. That most engaging of all medieval sources, the Bayeux Tapestry, shows them landing their …