Monday, May 04, 2015

The Viewing Deck Collections; Medieval Europe Castles

A castle is a type of fortified structure built in Europe during the Middle Ages by nobility. Scholars debate the scope of the word castle, but usually consider it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or noble. This is distinct from a palace, which is not fortified; from a fortress, which was not always a residence for nobility; and from a fortified settlement, which was a public defense – though there are many similarities among these types of construction. Over the approximately 900 years that castles were built, they took on a great many forms with many different features, although some, such as curtain walls and arrowslits, were commonplace.

The Viewing Deck Collections; Medieval Europe Castles

Tower of London, England, United Kingdom

Windsor Castle, England, United Kingdom

Warwick Castle, England, United Kingdom

Oxford Castle, England, United Kingdom

Urquhart Caste, Scotland, United Kingdom

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, United Kingdom

Castel Sant' Angelo, Italy

Prague Castle, Czech Republic

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Hohenschwangau Castle, Germany


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