Zunaira Ghazal

Zunaira is an architect and designer on paper, but a writer at heart. She’s got a Bachelors in Architecture and a passion for traveling, both of which combine in her writings about timeworn castles and fortresses that have withstood the tests of time and stand proud to this day.

Latest Author's Articles

​​Medieval Rooms – A Trip Inside Castles of the Past (Fun Facts Included!)

When it came to the medieval lifestyle, things used to be quite different when you were Lord and Lady of a castle and had...

​​Medieval Castle Keep: History, Types, Designs & Purposes

The medieval keep is the fortified heart of the castle. It was usually designed in the shape of a tower, which would have three...

The Parts of a Castle: What Did Medieval Castle Layouts Look Like?

The medieval castle was less of a building and more of a complex. Instead of a singular building, it consisted of a number of...

​​Medieval Gothic Castles: What Are Their 7 Characteristics?

Once you hear the words “Gothic,” “Medieval,” and “castle” strung together in a sentence, you’ll notice how your mind readily invokes the image of...

​​Medieval Castle Gatehouses – Crucial Line of Defence!

As is well-known, every medieval castle was designed as a fortress of sorts. And why was that? Because there were constant skirmishes in that...

Valkenburg Castle – The Hilltop Marvel of the Netherlands

The only castle in the Netherlands situated atop a hill, Valkenburg Castle is an excellent place for site-seeing while taking a dive into an...

Castel Nuovo (Maschio Angioino) – Italy’s Middle Age Jewel

A beautifully constructed Gothic fortress, Castel Nuovo is a symbol of Middle Age grandeur. Home to a spectacular art collection, vintage artillery units, and...

De Haar Castle – The Netherlands’ Fantastical Treasure (History & Travel Tips)

The largest castle in the Netherlands, De Haar is a must-visit if you wish to take a dip into the rich medieval history of...

The Best 20 Castles to Visit in England (Listed by Popularity)

England: the country with the perfect balance of breathtaking views and historic architecture! This country has been an inspiration to myriads of painters, writers,...

The Best 13 Castles to Visit in Ukraine (Listed by Popularity)

As one of the largest countries in Eastern Europe, Ukraine boasts a rich history. Its sheer beauty and diverse landscape may be its contemporary...

The Best 20 Castles to Visit in Norway (Listed by Popularity)

With its captivating skies, stunning lakes, and breathtaking fjords, the Land of the Midnight Sun draws in nature lovers from around the world. But...

The Best 9 Castles to Visit in Lithuania (Listed by Popularity)

From the humid sealine under the sun to the snowy Hills of Crosses in the north, each part of Lithuania has a story to...

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