Sometimes it doesn’t all go to plan. “It’ll be clear by 11am” the weather forecast said. If the weather forecast was a person, obviously. Tried to do some more exploring...and did...but I’m sure the photo could’ve been better. A lot better. 🏰 🌧
Hrad Bezděz, Doksy, Czech Republic 🇨🇿 We’ve explored this castle before but it’s such an exciting place, let’s explore it again!
Why is it exciting? Well first of all, it’s a castle. And secondly it’s a medieval stronghold, very well preserved.
King Přemysl Otakar II constructed this castle in the 13th century.
Over the centuries it turned into a monastery. This monastery was dissolved in 1785 but this castle still stands. A very good example of medieval architecture!
What do you prefer: a medieval castle or a luxurious royal palace? Comment your answer below 👇🏽
Kasteel Montfoort 🏰 werd in 1163 door bisschop Godefried van Rhenen gebouwd ter verdediging van het Sticht tegen het graafschap Holland. In 2019 is het één van de mooiste trouwlocaties 👰🏼 van de regio (en misschien wel van Nederland!). Of kom in stijl vergaderen, lunchen 🍵 dineren 🍽 of borrelen 🥂 #utrechtsekastelen#kasteelmontfoort #Repost@kasteelmontfoort with @get_repost
Kom eens een kijkje nemen bij ons in Montfoort en geniet van onze, door top designer Erik Kuster ingerichte ruimten.
The fourth castle, the present structure, was built by the MacNamara family after around 1425. Its builder may have been one Maccon Sioda MacNamara, chieftain of Clann Cuilein (i.e. the MacNamaras). He died before the castle was completed which happened under his son Sean Finn (died in 1467). At around 1500, Bunratty Castle came into the hands of the O'Briens (or O'Brians), the most powerful clan in Munster and later Earls of Thomond. They expanded the site and eventually made it their chief seat, moving it there from Ennis.
In 1558, the castle—now noted as one of the principal strongholds of Thomond—was taken by Thomas Radclyffe, the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland from Donal O'Brien of Duagh, last King of Thomond (died 1579), and given to Donal's nephew, Connor O'Brien. Donogh O'Brien, Conor's son, may have been the one to move the seat of the family from Clonroad (Ennis) to Bunratty. He made various improvements to the castle including putting a new lead roof on it.
During the Confederate Wars set off by the Irish Rebellion of 1641, Lord Forbes, commanding forces of the English Long Parliament, was allowed by the then Lord Barnabas O'Brien to occupy Bunratty in 1646. Barnabas did not want to commit to either side in the struggle, playing off royalists, rebels and roundheads against each other. He left for England, where he joined King Charles. Defence of the castle, whose position allowed those holding it to blockade maritime access to Limerick (held by the Confederates) and the river Shannon, was in the hands of Rear-Admiral Penn, the father of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania. After a long siege, the Confederates took the castle. Penn surrendered but was allowed to sail away to Kinsale.
E' lui, senza fronzoli, fiero della sua unicita' e orgoglioso della sua autenticita'.Ogni suo piccolo dettaglio racconta la sua Storia, una Storia che ha piu' di 600 anni...Siete curiosi?
Venite a visitare il Castello di Malpaga, rimarrete affascinati.
🇬🇧Here it is!
No frills, just unique and authentic. Each detail of its tells us a Story, a Story that begins more than 600 years ago.
Come and visit Malpaga Castle, you will be wowed!
Hrad Landštejn, Stare Mesto, Czech Republic 🇨🇿 This isn’t the Rock of Cashel from Ireland. This beautiful greenscape with a lovely castle is Landštejn.
The Landštejn castle was originally a royal palace built in the 13th century.
The castle conveniently sat on a trade route. So it was also used as a place to collect tax.
From then on, this castle caught fire and became a romantic ruin. Today it’s this beautiful site and I reckon, restored.
If you’ve read this long comment ‘Wow’ below 😉
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Château de Chambord, Val de Loire, France 🇫🇷 The Palace of Chambord is one of the best in the Loire Valley....at least that’s my opinion. The architecture is a masterpiece. And do you know, the architect of this château is unknown!
Happy Monday! It’s been pouring since morning 🌧 so the weather is pleasant. How about you? Are you chilly, sweating or comfy? ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️
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De Haar Castle in Utrecht, The Netherlands. This is the largest castle complex in the country. It was built in the end of the 19th century over ruins of the medieval castle that dated back to the 14th century. The previous one had a turbulent history - it was seized and destroyed several times but again and again it rose from the ashes. The latest period is linked with the Rothschild family who invested heavily into rebuilding a neogothic castle fitted with what was then the most up-to-date amenities. The castle got electric lighting, central steam heating system, a 6-meter long furnace that uses coal, a set of copper pans and pots. It has 200 rooms and 30 bathrooms. Rothschild motto and Star of David can be seen in details of the castle’s interior, just like the coat of arms of two other noble families who owned the castle. Picture by @amsterdamloco 👍👍😍🙏🏻
Замок да Хаар в Утрехте, Нидерланды. Замок - самый большой в стране и стоит на месте средневекового замка 14го века. Предыдущий замок несколько раз разрушался, но каждый раз, как Феникс, возрождался из пепла. Так же случилось и в конце 19го века, когда его руины перешли в руки французской ветви Ротшильдов. Были вложены огромные деньги в реставрацию-перестройку замка в неоготическом стиле. Более того, замок по тем временам был оснащен по последнему слову техники: было проведено электрическое освещение, центральное паровое отопление (а в замке было 200 жилых и 30 ванных комнат), на кухне установили огромную плиту, работающую на торфе или угле. А в интерьере замка появились опознавательные знаки династии Ротшильдов - звезды Давида и девиз семьи.