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Malahide Castle – The Botanic Pride of the Irish (History & Travel Tips)

Malahide Castle is a remarkably well-maintained Medieval Castle situated in the Malahide Domestic Regional Park. It is surrounded by 260 acres of lush green and sprawling estate parkland. The...

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Dublin Castle is a particularly interesting melange of architectural styles grouped together in (what is now) the center of Dublin City. From Viking-era ramparts buried deep under the modern street level to the Record Tower, the oldest part still standing above street level, to Baroque and Neo-Gothic additions of...
Blarney Castle is best known as the home of the Blarney Stone, granted to Cormac MacCarthys. He was the original builder of the Blarney Castle we know today. There is, however, much more to this castle that has stood for nearly 800 years. It has survived several wars and...
Kilkenny Castle is one of Ireland’s largest and most historically influential castles. It has withstood sieges in two different civil wars while guarding an impactful crossing-point along the River Nore. The Butler family has been in residence (on and off) for centuries. Kilkenny is a beautiful blend of Norman...
Braemar Castle is a 17th-century tower house that is one of Scotland’s most wonderful historical monuments. Its star-shaped defenses, Burrow-Esque five floors of architecture (magic affectionados, anyone?), and stark facade hide an interesting history dotted with significant events and highlights. As an iconic landmark with a colorful past, this...
Heidelberg Castle is a beautiful conglomerate of historical eras set on a hillside overlooking the German town of Heidelberg. There has been a castle on the grounds since the 1200s. Inside the castle walls, buildings from several eras ranging from ruins to renovations mix together.  It is an amazing...
With its stately visuals and fortress-style architecture, Castillo Ampudia is one of the most well-preserved castles in the Palencia province of Spain. It has been declared a Spanish National Monument and is known for its unique trapezoidal plan along with its sturdy, square towers. Let’s take a look at...

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