If you are a fantasy writer, or just love reading fairy tales and fantasies, I think knowing the parts of a castle is important.  Important from a historical perspective too!

If you are a fantasy writer, or just love reading fairy tales and fantasies, knowing the parts of a castle is important. Important for a historical perspective too.

Malahide Castle, parts of which date to the 12th century, is near Dublin, Ireland.  The main castle can be visited for a fee, on a guided-tour-only basis.  The Talbot Botanic Gardens, situated behind the castle, is a separate public attraction.  by cpqs

Malahide Castle: parts of it date to the c.: near Dublin, Ireland. The main castle can be visited for a fee, on a guided-tour-only basis. The Talbot Botanic Gardens, situated behind the castle, is a separate public attraction. by cpqs

Marooned off Marazion on the Cornish coast, St Michael's Mount is home to Lord St Levan. The abbey on top of the mount is steeped in history, while the subtropical gardens are best viewed from above.

Set high up on the rocky summit of an iconic Cornish island, surrounded by dense clusters of trees, craggy rocks and golden beaches, is an imposing castle – part Norman abbey and part Victorian house. We bring you facts about St Michael& Mount.

Zwinger Palace was built in Dresden, the capital of Saxony, during the reign of Augusts the Strong in the year 1709, and has been famous ever since for it's stunning baroque architecture.

Zwinger Palace - the epitome of Baroque beauty in the world!

The world’s biggest house is Windsor Castle, located in England, Berkshire, with a surface of around 484,000 square feet (about 45,000 square meters).     Having its structure changed over the centuries, the castle now occupies 13 acres of land, having 1,000 rooms. Along with Buckingham Palace in London and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Windsor Castle is one of the principal official residences of the British monarch. The resident is Queen Elizabeth II that made the castle her home beginning…

Windsor Castle in England. A royal residence, the castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror.

9 Castles You Cannot Miss in Ireland. It goes without saying that no matter how you shake it, your trip to Ireland will involve some castle stops. Lucky for you, Ireland is chalk full of them and you will not struggle to come across one around every corner. Check out the full post at http://www.divergenttravelers.com/9-castles-you-cannot-miss-ireland/

9 Castles You Cannot Miss in Ireland

Is castle hopping on your Ireland bucket list? Here are 9 Castles You Cannot Miss. Another pinner said: "It goes without saying that no matter how you shake it, your trip to Ireland will involve some castle stops. Lucky for you, Ireland is chalk full of t

Cork - Blarney Castle... the LEAST impressive/worthy part of visiting is kissing the Blarney Stone... but the ancient trees, the waterfall, the Faerie glade, the Witches Rock, the gardens,... Oh, MY!

8 Secrets of Blarney Castle

Teds Wood Working - 8 Secrets of Blarney Castle! Irelands most famous castle has a lot more going for it than just the Blarney Stone. The beautiful gardens and waterfalls are worth a visit, too!

Boldt Castle on Heart Island - The re-shaped island and Castle is only accessible by water, with tours starting in Alexandria Bay or Clayton, NY and Ontario, Canada. It is only open from mid-May to mid-October.

Boldt Castle on Heart Island

To me, Paris is the most beautiful city in the world – and given that Paris for decades has been one of the most-visited cities in the world, many travelers seem to agree. However, the downside of this is that parts of Paris have become completely overrun with tourists. Fortunately, it is not hard to avoid the tourist mobs in order enjoy the things that make Paris such a beautiful place. Click through to find out where to go in Paris that is off the beaten path. | As We Saw It #paris #france

To me, Paris is the most beautiful city in the world – and given that Paris for decades has been one of the most-visited cities in the world, many travelers seem to agree. However, the downside of this is that parts of Paris have become completely overrun with tourists. Fortunately, it is not hard to avoid the tourist mobs in order enjoy the things that make Paris such a beautiful place. Click through to find out where to go in Paris that is off the beaten path. | As We Saw It #paris #france

The snowy quadrangle where Harry first sets Hedwig flying is actually part of Durham Cathedral. This is also where Ron regurgitates slugs in...

The "Harry Potter" Guide To The U.K.

Medieval stairs, France

Broad medieval stairway with a a low ceiling, heavily aged but still in good shape. Somewhere in France, probably from a castle.

travelyesplease.com | Bavaria’s Fairytale Castles: Part One- Hohenschwangau Castle (Blog Post)

Hohenschwangau castle was the childhood residence King Ludwig II. During his summers here, he dreamed up plans for his own fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein.

Clock Tower and Guardian Lioness at Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales

The clock Tower and Guarding Lioness at Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales, UK>

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