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Posted: 04-Dec-2003, 12:41 PM
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I've never been to a real castle but I have lots of pictures that a friend took and allowed me to scan biggrin.gif

A castle visit is on my list of things to do!!

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well... I can understand that wifie wink.gif Castles are nothing else than houses with big walls which are just terribly drafty and cold... nothing too great actually. I'd rather live in a nice done up cottage somewhere than a castle *grins*

I used to have a boyfriend who's grandfather lived in one of the castles at the Rhine.. We went and stayed there for a weekend... trying to find the kitchen was an adventure in itself!

It costs loads of money just to keep them things heated, not taking repairs and stuff in account.


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Well, living in and near Cincinnati, Ohio all m'life. I am very aware of Loveland Castle. Nice place.

As far as Castles of old... I have seen a few.

Edinburgh Castle- Stunning! Just beautiful. Sitting high atop the jagged rock above the city. It is a site. The view from the top near the 'one o'clock gun' is great. On a clear day you can see ships in the harbor. Truely inspiring. And the memorial to fallen soldiers..... wow!!! The little Chaple.... peaceful,

StIrling Castle- I only saw this one from a distance. What I saw of it was beautiful. And the Wallace memorial, had beautiful detail.

There are a few in Scotland that were in various stages of disrepair...that I don't know the names of off hand. They were between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Possibly up near Loch Lomand... I can't recall off hand.. I will have to go back and read what I wrote down during my trip. wink.gif

Cardiff Castle- Which is in Wales. I really liked this one. Not old and like Edinburgh...More early Victorian if I remember correctly. ( Please correct me if I am wrong) In the center is the original turret. The first part of the original castle. Built by ....I don't remember...

But that is a quick and seemingly lengthy experience with castles....

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If anybody is interested in more german castles.....
Here are enough for the next 4 weeks! biggrin.gif

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hehe true, but I think the most beautiful castles you find in France... I once did a trip to the Loire with a friend of mine and we rented a wee boat and shipped up and down the Loire.. Great! Some of the most beautiful castles that I've ever seen are standing there. Also there's alot more very old towns standing around in France. Medieval villages en masse! (specially in the west & south)

I can only recommend going to Normandie and Bretagne, simply because it's beautiful aswell as historically very nice. I like the History of both, and I think I will maybe move there once I'm old and have a wee house and an apple orchard wink.gif

When you go there (there's not only Menhirs standing/lying around) visit Quimper, it's a really really beautiful town, parts dating back to the 10th century AD. It's not only being close to that part of France for me, it's also it's History and People.. they are so different from anywhere else in France (yes, yokels, but hey!). My relatives down in Morbihan own a lovely living tower from the 15th century. Whenever I visit them I sleep in there, on the top floor (and of course in my imagination I'm back in some other time).
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