Castles of Europe
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Castle Sites by Country: N-Z
The Polish section of Castles.info has quite a few listings (mostly short and
unaccompanied by links). Also see Castle.info's pages on
Pena National Palace
Palácio da Pena in Sintra, Portugal is billed as "a consummate specimen of
Portuguese romantic architecture," with building styles that range from Moorish
Castile and Léon
This site isn't pretty, but it covers the basics and has links to official sites
for castles in Spain. (Note: This site will open in a new browser window.)
Anders Imboden gives advice on touring Granada's Moorish fortress, the
Generalife, and the palace of Charles V in this five-page illustrated article.
of Chillon switzerlandforvisitors.com
Lord Byron made this château famous with his poem, The Prisoner of
Chillon, and its dungeons have been chilling the hearts of tourists ever
and Its Castle
If you're traveling from Bern to Interlaken or vice versa, stop off in Thun
and visit its turreted castle to enjoy lovely town and lakeside views.
Explore 2,000 years of English history atop the White Cliffs of Dover. The
castle's attractions include a medieval keep, a battlements walk, and a tour of
WWII's Secret Wartime Tunnels.
Our article includes information about Stirling
Castle and the adjacent town in Scotland.
The Castles of Wales
Jeffrey L. Thomas started this comprehensive site in 1995, and it's grown to
more than 400 pages and 450 photographs.
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