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St Illtyds Motte

St Illtyds Motte is the remains of a motte-and-bailey castle in the village of Llanhilleth, Blaenau Gwent, Wales. It was probably destroyed by Llywelyn the Great in the early thirteenth century and not rebuilt. The remnants are a Scheduled Ancien ...

                                               

Stafford Castle

Stafford Castle is an ancient Grade II listed castle situated two miles west of the town of Stafford in Staffordshire, England. From the time of the Norman Conquest and as recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 it was the seat of the powerful Angl ...

                                               

Stansted Mountfitchet Castle

Stansted Mountfitchet Castle, also termed simply Mountfitchet Castle, is a Norman ringwork and bailey fortification in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, England. The site is currently in use as a Living history museum, complete with livestock that wo ...

                                               

Sycharth

Sycharth is a motte and bailey castle and town in Llansilin, Powys, Wales. Until 1996 Sycharth was in the historic county of Denbighshire, but was then transferred to the Shire area of Montgomeryshire within Powys. Sycharth Castle was the birthpl ...

                                               

Tamworth Castle

Tamworth Castle, a Grade I listed building, is a Norman castle overlooking the mouth of the River Anker into the Tame in the town of Tamworth in Staffordshire, England. Before boundary changes in 1889, however, the castle was within the edge of W ...

                                               

Tannenfels Castle (Palatinate)

Tannenfels Castle is a ruined hill castle of the motte and bailey type which stands at a height of 460 m above sea level above the village of Dannenfels on the Donnersberg hill in the county of Donnersbergkreis in the German state of Rhineland-Pa ...

                                               

Tibbers Castle

Tibbers Castle is a motte-and-bailey castle overlooking a ford across the River Nith in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. To the east is the village of Carronbridge and to the north west is a 16th-century country house, Drumlanrig Castle. Probably ...

                                               

Tonbridge Castle

Following the Norman Conquest, Richard Fitz Gilbert was granted land in Kent to guard the crossing of the River Medway. He erected a simple Motte-and-bailey castle on the site. To dig the moat and erect the motte 50.000 tonnes of earth were moved ...

                                               

Tutbury Castle

Tutbury Castle is a largely ruined medieval castle at Tutbury, Staffordshire, England, in the ownership of the Duchy of Lancaster. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. People who have stayed in the castle include Eleanor of Aquitaine and Mary, Que ...

                                               

Wiston Castle

Wiston Castle is a motte and bailey castle in the Pembrokeshire village of Wiston in south west Wales and is one of the best examples of its type in Wales. The castle and village were founded by Wizo, a Flemish settler who was granted the land by ...

                                               

Wolfs Castle

Wolfscastle also spelt Wolfs Castle, is a village and community in Pembrokeshire, between Haverfordwest and Fishguard, in southwest Wales. It was historically in the parish of St Dogwells.

                                               

Andone Castrum

The Andone Castrum is a ruined fortification in Villejoubert, Charente, France. It dates from the 11th century.

                                               

Desborough Castle

Desborough Castle is an Iron Age hill fort which lies on the southern side of the valley of the River Wye in Buckinghamshire, which runs through the Chiltern Hills from The Ridgeway and Vale of Aylesbury to the river Thames.

                                               

Etonbury Castle

Etonbury Castle was a castle in the town of Arlesey, located near the road to Baldock, in the county of Bedfordshire, England. Ancient timber castle, attributed to the Danes, Etonbury castle was a ringwork and one or two of Baileys. The site was ...

                                               

Littledean Camp

Littledean Camp was originally a castle overlooking the village of Littledean in Gloucestershire, England, notable for its unique early Norman design. Originally known as the "Roman camp Littledean" or simply "Roman camp", although I think that h ...

                                               

Manchester Castle

Manchester Castle was a medieval fortified manor house, probably located on a bluff where the rivers Irk and Irwell meet, near to Manchester Cathedral, where Chethams School of Music now is, putting it near the edge of the medieval township of Ma ...

                                               

Old Warden Castle

Old Warden Castle, also known as Quince Hill, is located in the village of Old Warden, in the county of Bedfordshire, England. It is unclear whether it was a castle Motte or ringwork. Roman and Celtic remains is also on the website. Today only ea ...

                                               

Pennard Castle

Pennard Castle is a ruined castle, near the modern village of Pennard on the Gower Peninsula, in south Wales. The castle was built in the early 12th century as a timber ringwork following the Norman invasion of Wales. The walls were rebuilt in st ...

                                               

Renhold Castle

Renhold Castle also known as Howbury, earthwork at Water End Farm, was a medieval castle located in the village of Renhold, in the hundred of Barford, in the county of Bedfordshire, England. Renhold castle was a wooden Motte-and-Bailey castle sur ...

                                               

Breitenstein Castle

The ruins of Breitenstein Castle stand on a crag, 220 metres high, on the northern side of the Speyerbach valley in the Palatine Forest in Germany. The castles is 4 kilometres east of the village of Elmstein in the county of Bad Durkheim in the s ...

                                               

Castles of Dahn

The castles of Dahn, near the little town of Dahn in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, consist of three rock castles: Tanstein. Altdahn. Grafendahn.

                                               

Chateau de Fleckenstein

Chateau de Fleckenstein is a ruined castle in the commune of Lembach, in the Bas-Rhin departement of France. This fortress, built in the shape of 52 m long boat, has a long history. The castle was built on a sandstone summit in the Middle Ages. A ...

                                               

Frankenburg (Palatinate)

The Frankenburg is a natural monument with the ruins of a rock castle in the county of Sudliche WeinstraSe in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It lies above the Modenbach valley on a rocky outcrop of the Frankenberg called the Frankenfel ...

                                               

Chateau de Froensbourg

The Chateau de Froensbourg is a ruined French castle north west of the town of Lembach, within the Bas-Rhin departement. It has been listed since 1898 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. It is partially a troglodyte struct ...

                                               

Grafendahn Castle

Grafendahn Castle lies in the southern Palatine Forest, the German part of the Wasgau region, just under 1 kilometre east of the small town of Dahn in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

                                               

Grafenstein Castle

Grafenstein Castle is a ruined rock castle about 2 kilometres east of the village of Merzalben in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is in the county of Sudwestpfalz within the Palatine Forest and is often called Merzalber Schloss. It i ...

                                               

Kriebstein Castle

The castle rises above steep crags over the River Zschopau. Within the topographical grouping of hill castles it is classified as a spur castle because it lies on the extreme end of a hill spur surrounded on three sides by the Zschopau that flows ...

                                               

Chateau de Lutzelhardt

The Chateau de Lutzelhardt is a 13th-century castle in the commune of Obersteinbach in the Bas-Rhin departement, France. It is remarkable in that parts of it are actually built into the rock.

                                               

Neudahn Castle

The rock castle of Neudahn, in the southwestern Palatine Forest in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, is located at the northern end of an elongated ridge near the town of Dahn. The heart of the castle is situated on one of the sandstone r ...

                                               

Neuscharfeneck Castle

The castle of Neuscharfeneck is a ruin and a cultural monument above Ramberg and Dernbach on the territory of an exclave of Flemlingen in the district of Sudliche WeinstraSe in the west German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

                                               

Chateau du Nouveau-Windstein

The Chateau du Nouveau-Windstein is a ruined castle located on a hill west of the commune of Windstein in the Bas-Rhin departement of France.

                                               

Scharfenberg Castle (Palatinate)

Scharfenberg Castle, is the ruin of a medieval rock castle in the Palatine Forest in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is situated above the small South Palatine town of Annweiler.

                                               

Scharzfels Castle

Scharzfels Castle is the medieval ruin of a fortification located east of the village of Scharzfeld in the borough of Herzberg am Harz in central Germany. It lies in a wood on a ridge about 150 m above the Oder valley. For centuries after its con ...

                                               

Chateau de Schoeneck

The castle, probably built at the end of the 13th century, is on a rocky crest at an altitude of 380 m. It was certainly built at the instigation of the Hohenstaufens for hunting brigands taking refuge in the area. Destroyed around 1280, it was r ...

                                               

Spangenberg Castle (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Spangenberg Castle is the partially rebuilt ruin of a rock castle in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It lies in the Palatine Forest above the Elmstein valley near the village of Erfenstein, but is actually on the forest estates belong t ...

                                               

Tanstein Castle

Tanstein Castle is the ruin of a rock castle in the southern Palatine Forest, the German part of the Wasgau region. It lies just under a kilometre east of the small town of Dahn in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

                                               

Chateau du Vieux-Windstein

The first documented mention of the Chateau de Windstein is dated 1205. It was built at the end of the 12th century by the Hohenstaufens to protect their imperial palace at Haguenau. The castle was a fief of the Empire, in the possession of the W ...

                                               

Wasenbourg

Wasenbourg, located 400 metres in height on the northwest hillside of Reisberg, is a ruined castle in the North Vosges. It is a recognized historical monument since 1898. Although its origins are fairly obscure, the historians attribute generally ...

                                               

Chateau du Wasigenstein

The site was first known as the centre of the German legend of Waltharius in the 10th century. The castle is state property and has been listed since 1898 as a historical monument by the French Ministry of culture. Were two castles built in the 1 ...

                                               

Chateau de Wineck

The Chateau de Wineck is a ruined castle in the Wineckerthal quarter of the commune of Dambach in the Bas-Rhin departement of France. It has been listed since 1985 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.

                                               

Chateau de Wittschloessel

The Chateau de Wittschloessel is a ruined castle situated in the commune of Dambach, in the French departement of Bas-Rhin. The location, a place called Wittschloessel, means small lock in German.

                                               

Granegg Castle (Niedereschach)

Granegg Castle is a lost castle that stood in the parish of the present day municipality of Niedereschach. Graneck is believed to have stood on the mountain between the independent parishes of Fischbach and Schabenhausen. In 1281 Bruno from Grane ...

                                               

Chateau du Geisberg

The Chateau du Geisberg is a 17th/18th century residential chateau at Wissembourg, at the northern tip of Alsace. Chateau du Geisberg was officially listed as "historic building" since 1990, currently a private home.

                                               

Altamura Castle

Altamura Castle was a castle located in the city of Altamura, now completely demolished. It was located over todays piazza Matteotti and a few remains of it are still visible inside the adjacent buildings, which were built partly with stones and ...

                                               

Burgruine Finkenstein

Finkenstein Castle is a ruined medieval castle in the market town of Finkenstein, in the Austrian state of Carinthia. It is situated on a steep cliff at the southern foot of the Karawanks mountain range, high above Lake Faak, at a height of 788 m ...

                                               

Burgruine Starhemberg

The name is derived from the original name of high mountain or Starkenberg. A small castle was built here Ottokar III, Margrave of Styria, between 1140 and 1145. At that time, the Piesting river was the border between Styria and the March of Aust ...

                                               

Merkenstein ruins

The Merkenstein ruins are the remains of a castle in Lower Austria near Bad Voslau in the GroSau cadastre. In some sources, it is mentioned as early as the year 1141. The first definite mention is in the Codex Falkensteinensis in 1170. Ludwig van ...

                                               

Chateau du Bois Thibault

The Chateau du Bois Thibault is a 15th-century ruined castle in the commune of Lassay-les-Chateaux, Pays de la Loire, France. It was owned by the du Bellay family for nearly 300 years. It is a listed national historic monument of France.

                                               

Alt Eberstein

The ruins of Alt-Eberstein are the remains of the former Schloss Eberstein, located on a hill near the town of Ebersteinburg and directly upstream of the modern city of Baden-Baden, in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. The original structu ...

                                               

Alte Burg (Osterode)

The Alte Burg is a ruined spur castle that only comprises half a bergfried and is located in the Lower Saxon district of Osterode in the Harz Mountains of central Germany. The name means "Old Castle".

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