I Love Castles and Fortresses

For anyone who appreciates the beauty of castles and fortresses 481 People

    Love A Good Fortress

    I love visiting old forts. Here in the US, there's not much on the castle front, but there are plenty go old forts to visit. One of my favorite places to visit is the old Spanish fortress at St. Augustine, FL - the Castillo de San Marcos. It was the first fortress I ever visited...
    76starships 76starships
    36-40, M
    Mar 3, 2013

    Tossa De Mar

    Is she not beautiful? The Spanish doll who shows her strength, her majesty and her beauty.  Yes, the castles are just one of the things that lives in Spain that I find beautiful.
    GentlemanBeast GentlemanBeast
    46-50, M
    Aug 1, 2013

    Dare to Dream...

    I've always wanted to visit old castles, ruins, old fortresses, to see them in person would just be incredible!! I would love to be able to touch the old stone and walk where so many others have walked. To experience the full beauty for myself....sigh....dare to dream. LOL...
    TheBattleWithin TheBattleWithin
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Sep 2, 2009

    Dungeon

    If I could have a castle modernized (good heating and good running water being the main concerns) I really would. They're so beautiful. Castles and Fortresses are high on my to-visit list when I travel. They're magnificent. I'm sure even some half destroyed ones would be...
    Knabble Knabble
    18-21, F
    Oct 2, 2011

    German Castles

    I love castles. I have always found architecture fascinating. I live in Germany and 3 km away are two castle ruins in Wolfstein. The walk through the forest between them is very lovely.  I have been to quite a few here in Germany including Neuschwanstein...the one they...
    oberweilergirl oberweilergirl
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Dec 24, 2008

    Swallow'S Nest (Ukraine)

    Is this not miraculous? Try to not enjoy the view from your bedroom here and you would need to be placed in a straight jacket.
    GentlemanBeast GentlemanBeast
    46-50, M
    2 Responses May 20, 2013

    Dunnottar Castle

    Romantic and magnificent and a strategically well thought out setting.
    GentlemanBeast GentlemanBeast
    46-50, M
    Jun 7, 2013

    Of Course I Do

    Ah yes wandering around old fortresses is lots of fun. The one that I've been to the most is the one on Shark island  a fort converted to a prison then retired and a few ghost stories to go with it I'd really love to visit an old castle but they are in short supply here...
    jadecrow jadecrow
    51-55, M
    6 Responses Jul 23, 2009

    Stunning

    I love wandering through the old castles, and some of the Roman fortress remains. It is amazing what those from the past built. Of course there is a fortress of my mind, which I try to keep the drawbridge open to.
    KatieJane KatieJane
    36-40, F
    Jul 22, 2009

    Majesty

    Even in ruins, does that take away from its majesty?
    GentlemanBeast GentlemanBeast
    46-50, M
    May 10, 2013

    Northanger Abbey

    is a must see film and the buildings were brilliantI seen a show with a castle being re-stored called Big House ... in England.I used to have some castle books of Irish Castles as a teen.I was just looking at the old Hilfield Castleand my ancestors were said to have a castle...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 27, 2012

    Mont-saint-michel (normandy)

    Just take a look at this vision of beauty and strategic excellence. I imagine this would be breathtaking beyond words to experience.
    GentlemanBeast GentlemanBeast
    46-50, M
    May 10, 2013

    Heating Costs

    I love history so visit a few of the medieval castles over here in Britain, must cost a fortune to heat but at least some have very good dungeons :)
    AtomicWater AtomicWater
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 1, 2010

    Boldt Castle

    Only one way in, and one way out.
    GentlemanBeast GentlemanBeast
    46-50, M
    2 Responses May 21, 2013

    Tintagel Castle, Cornwall

    It's hardly worthy of being called a castle now. What's remaining of the structure is slowly crumbling into the sea. But there is simply something about Tintagel that is absolutely breathtaking.  I can imagine what it must have looked like back in its hay day. Legend has it that...
    Littlebrownbat Littlebrownbat
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2011

    Very Fortunate Then...

    I love castles and particularly the ruins of castles.  Very fortunate of course that I live in Ireland as that means I am never that far away from one. I have visited a large number of them with my mother, as she loved to do the UK and Ireland trips around them.  Floor...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 10, 2008

    I Love Castles!

    I love castles. Ever since I was a kid. My stepfather was in the army so we lived in Germany for 3 years. The castles are so amazingly beautiful. There was one in particular that I remember. It had gold throughout the castle. It had a huge white swan statue. A beautiful jewelry...
    kristyl71 kristyl71
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2010

    A Visit To The South

    A long time ago, over sixty years ago, my family returned to France from Algeria, where they had lived among the indigenous peoples, where they made a life as part of the French colonial establishment, in their smaller way, and first they came as so many did to Marseille. Forty...
    frise93 frise93
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 5, 2013

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