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LEGO Medieval History - Places

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  • 476

    Fall of Rome

    Odoacer deposes Emperor Romulus Augustulus - seen by many as the end of the western Roman Empire
  • Jan 1, 958

    Castelo de Guimarães

    Castelo de Guimarães
    Projecto Construir - built by Mumadona Dias to protect the monastery of Guimarães, Portugal from Muslim and Norman attacks, later became the royal residence when Portugal became an independant country - Castelo de Guimarães
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Grenchen Castle

    Grenchen Castle
    Grenchen Castle - also called Bettleschloss, in northern Switzerland - Stephen Wroble
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Château de Falaise

    Château de Falaise
    Château de Falaise - the birthplace of William the Conqueror in Normandy, later greatly expanded to the castle seen today, changed hands several times during the Hundred Years War - Stephen Wroble
  • Jan 1, 1050

    Portchester Castle

    Portchester Castle
    Portchester Castle - Built on the site of a Roman fort guarding a port in southern England, launch point for several campaigns against France - Fareham museum
  • Jan 1, 1067

    Chepstow Castle

    Chepstow Castle
    Chepstow Castle - built within a few months of the Battle of Hastings guarding a key crossing of the River Wye leading into Wales, a base for William fitz Osbern in his conquest of the Welsh kingdom of Gwent - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1067

    Arundel Castle

    Arundel Castle
    Arundel Castle - Founded by Roger de Montgomery in the south of England as a guard against invasion from France - LEGO Castle Adventure
  • Jan 1, 1068

    Wartburg

    Wartburg
    Wartburg - castle above Eisenach, Germany - notable as the hiding place of Martin Luther after his excommunication - Jojo, Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1070

    Canterbury Cathedral

    Canterbury Cathedral
    Canterbury Cathedral - Founded in 597, but completely rebuilt in 1070 after a fire, seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, site of the murder of Thomas Becket, destination of pilgrims (as depicted in Canterbury Tales) - John Stott (shown0, Marijke2, Jojo
  • Jan 1, 1070

    Castello di Adranò

    Castello di Adranò
    Castello di Adranò - built by the Norman Count Ruggiero in eastern Sicily - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1078

    Tower of London

    Tower of London
    Tower of London - Eestablished in 1066, White Tower built in 1078, expanded in the 12th and 13th centuries - served as royal residence, treasury for the crown jewels and prison - Arthur Gugick (shown), Arthur Gugick 2, Arthur Gugick 3
  • Jan 2, 1078

    More Tower of London

    More Tower of London
  • Jan 1, 1085

    Ludlow Castle

    Ludlow Castle
    Ludlow Castle - overlooking the River Teme, an important point for control of the Welsh border, for a time the seat of English government in Wales, site where Milton wrote and first presented Comus - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1086

    Warwick Castle

    Warwick Castle
    Warwick Castle - in Warwickshire England on the Avon - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1100

    Canterbury Castle

    Canterbury Castle
    Canterbury Castle Built in southeast England around 1100 to replace a wooden motte and bailey castle constructed in 1066 to protect the route to England. Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1102

    Goodrich Castle

    Goodrich Castle
    Goodrich Castle - Built in western England guarding the crossing of the River Wye into Wales, played a part in the English Civil War and was partially destroyed in a siege in 1646, later falling into ruin - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1125

    Donjon de Houdan

    Donjon de Houdan
    Donjon de Houdan - built west of Paris, a transition from the square keeps of the 11th to 12th centuries to the rounded keeps of the 13th century - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1127

    Rochester Castle

    Rochester Castle
    Rochester Castle - located in Kent in southeast England, important in defense from France, beseiged during both the First and Second Barons' Wars and also during the Peasants' Revolt - Ryan Clark (shown), Stephen Wroble, Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1127

    Rochester Castle

    Rochester Castle
    Rochester Castle - located in Kent in southeast England, important in defense from France, beseiged during both the First and Second Barons' Wars and also during the Peasants' Revolt - Fraslund
  • Jan 1, 1130

    Château d'Étampes

    Château d'Étampes
    Château d'Étampes - south of Paris, site of many battles during the Hundred Years and Religious Wars, until the townspeople requested the right to partially destroy it to prevent further battles at the site - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1131

    Trachselwald Castle

    Trachselwald Castle
    Trachselwald Castle - near Bern, Switzerland, originally a fortress, then a manor house, and a prison during the Swiss Peasant War of 1653 - Stephen Wroble
  • Jan 1, 1135

    Burg Stahleck

    Burg Stahleck
    Burg Stahleck - built by the Archbishops of Cologne in western Germany, important in controlling traffic on the Rhine - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1138

    Castle Rising

    Castle Rising
    Castle Rising - built in Norfolk County by William d'Aubigny, served as residence in exile to Queen Isabella of France - Joe Vigliotti (shown), Corey Gehman, Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1140

    Burg Prunn

    Burg Prunn
    Burg Prunn - perched atop a cliff in Bavaria, Germany - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1141

    Hedingham Keep

    Hedingham Keep
    Hedingham Keep - besieged twice in 1216 and 1217 during the baronial revolt against King John that led to the signing of the Magna Carta - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1150

    Tour César

    Tour César
    Tour César - east of Paris, legend holds that the original fortifications on the site were built by Julius Caesar - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1150

    Castell Coch

    Castell Coch
    Castell Coch - built in Wales to protect Anglo-Norman power, destroyed in the 14th century by Welsh rebels, rebuilt in the 19th century - Gilles Gaer (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1150

    Château de Chillon

    Château de Chillon
    Château de Chillon - built on a small island at the edge of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, controlling a key passage through the Alps from Italy - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1160

    Castelo de Almourol

    Castelo de Almourol
    Castelo de Almourol - situated on an island controlling a strategic crossing of a Portuguese river, inhabited by the Knights Templar who were entrusted with its safekeeping by the Portuguese king - Robert Carney
  • Apr 1, 1163

    Notre Dame de Paris

    Notre Dame de Paris
    Notre Dame de Paris Foundation laid sometime in March or April of 1163, completed in 1345 kv_draugaer (shown), Ingo Bramigk, Arthur Gugick
  • Apr 2, 1163

    More Notre Dame

    More Notre Dame
  • Jan 1, 1165

    Dinefwr Castle

    Dinefwr Castle
    Dinefwr Castle - one of three ancient Welsh royal seats, confiscated by Edward I in 1277 - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1168

    Miyajima Torii

    Miyajima Torii
    The famous floating gate to the Japanese Itsukushima Shrine was first built in 1168, though the current incarnation dates back to 1875. - Matija Grgruic (shown), Jojo
  • Jan 1, 1168

    Dover Castle

    Dover Castle
    Dover Castle, the largest castle in England, has been called the 'key to England' due to it's position overlooking the English Channel. This site was fortified as early as 43, but the current castle took shape during the reign of Henry II. Stephen Wroble (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1170

    Appleby Castle

    Appleby Castle
    Appleby Castle in Cumbria in northwest England - The main keep is known as Caesar's tower. In it's only real action, soon after construction, the Scottish king William the Lion invaded northern England and the castle was surrendered without a fight in 1174, though it was later returned to English hands. Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1171

    Pont Saint-Bénezet

    Pont Saint-Bénezet
    Pont Saint-Bénezet, also known as the Pont d'Avignon (and famous by that name in song), built between 1171 and 1185 across the Rhône between Avignon and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, in 1668 much of the bridge was destroyed by floods and today only 4 of the original 22 arches remain - Eljanos
  • Jan 1, 1172

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Newcastle upon Tyne - built on a strategic site guarding a crossing of the river Tyne, important in the denfense of England against raids from Scotland - Giles Gaer (shown), Joe Vigliotti, Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1173

    Trim Castle

    Trim Castle
    Trim Castle - largest Norman castle in Ireland, guarding the northwest approach to Dublin and a ford of the Boyne - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1175

    Château-Dauphin

    Château-Dauphin
    Château-Dauphin - built guarding the principle route into southern France - Stephen Wroble
  • Jan 1, 1175

    Donjon of Chambois

    Donjon of Chambois
    Donjon of Chambois - built by English forces in Normandy during the rule of Henry II - Stephen Wroble
  • Jan 1, 1179

    Château de Montbrun

    Château de Montbrun
    Château de Montbrun - built by Aimery Bruni in western France upon return from the Second Crusade, occupied by the English and then retaken by the French during the Hundred Years War, attacked and partly burned during the Religious Wars - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1190

    Middleham Castle

    Middleham Castle
    Middleham Castle - in North Yorkshire in northern England, at one point the prison of Edward IV and also the home of Richard III before he ascended to the throne - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1194

    Schloß Maretsch / Castel Mareccio

    Schloß Maretsch / Castel Mareccio
    Schloß Maretsch / Castel Mareccio - built in what was then the kingdom of Germany in the Holy Roman Empire, now northern Italy, primarily a residence rather than a defensive structure - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1200

    Stegeborg Castle

    Stegeborg Castle
    Stegeborg Castle - built on an islet in a narrow sound of a bay in southeast Sweden - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1200

    Castillo de La Mota

    Castillo de La Mota
    Castillo de La Mota - first fortifications were built on this site starting in 1080 to protect the area against the Moors, later the area was contended by the kingdoms of Aragon and Castile, passing back and forth from one to the other - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1200

    Spalentor

    Spalentor
    DremonSpalentor - one of the city gates of Basel, Switzerland -
  • Jan 1, 1201

    Valle Crucis Abbey

    Valle Crucis Abbey
    Valle Crucis Abbey - Cistercian monastery in northeast Wales, dissolved in 1537 by Henry VIII - Stephen Wroble
  • Jan 1, 1210

    Grosmont Castle

    Grosmont Castle
    Grosmont Castle - one of three castles that guarded the Golden Valley of the Welsh Marches, controlling the border region with England - Stephen Wroble (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1228

    Będzin Castle

    Będzin Castle
    Będzin Castle - built on the southwest border of the kingdom of Poland to protect against forces from Bohemia and Silesia - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1228

    Ashford Castle

    Ashford Castle
    Ashford Castle - built by the Anglo-Norman House of Burke in western Ireland to cement their control over the O'Connor clan - Joe Vigliotti
  • Jan 1, 1230

    Criccieth Castle

    Criccieth Castle
    Criccieth Castle - English castle in northwest Wales, survived a siege during the Welsh uprising of Madoc ap Llywelyn in 1294, taken and destroyed during the uprising of Owain Glyndŵr in 1404 - Blackadder
  • Jan 1, 1232

    Château d'Aigle

    Château d'Aigle
    Château d'Aigle - translated 'Eagle Castle' in southwest Switzerland - Gilles GaerRobert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1240

    Castel del Monte

    Castel del Monte
    Castel del Monte - built by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in southern Italy - Diabel (shown), Robert Carney, TheBohrok
  • Jan 1, 1241

    Tour de Constance

    Tour de Constance
    Tour de Constance - commissioned by Louis IX to guard the French port of Aigues-Mortes on the Mediterranean - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1245

    Clifford's Tower

    Clifford's Tower
    Clifford's Tower - A wooden motte and bailey was built on this site in 1068 after the Norman conquest of York and was a site of defense against Viking forces, including rebuilding and expansion. Henry III replaced this with a stone castle in the 13th century, and it was an important military base during the Scottish Wars. Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1246

    Château d'Andlau and Château de Spesbourg

    Château d'Andlau and Château de Spesbourg
    Andlau and Spesbourg - both built around 1246, Andlau was home to the Counts of Andlau until the French Revolution, Spesbourg was burned by villagers after the lord seduced a local girl, fell into disrepair post-Hundred Years War - Fanabriques attendees (shown), Dan_Sto
  • Jan 1, 1247

    Skipness Castle

    Skipness Castle
    Skipness Castle - built in western Scotland to defend against Viking incursions - Stephen Wroble (shown), Robert Carney
  • Aug 15, 1248

    Cologne Cathedral

    Cologne Cathedral
    Cologne Cathedral - Foundation laid in 1248, completed in 1880 - largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe Jurgen Bramigk
  • Jan 1, 1250

    Laurence's Gate

    Laurence's Gate
    Laurence's Gate - gate in the walls of Drogheda, Ireland, near the Irish Sea - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1253

    Château de Najac

    Château de Najac
    Château de Najac - atop a hill overlooking the town of Najac in southern France, taken by the English in the Hundred Years War and the Hugenots in the Religious Wars, designed to be defended by as few as 30 men - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1256

    Aughnanure Castle

    Aughnanure Castle
    [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aughnanure_Castle">Aughnanure Castle](Aughnanure Castle) - Stronghold of the O'Flaherty
    clan in western Ireland, used in the blockade of Galway during Cromwell's invasion - Mark E
  • Jan 1, 1262

    Dubovac Castle

    Dubovac Castle
    Dubovac Castle - built by Bela IV, King of Hungary, in what is now Croatia as a guard against the Tartars, later served as a guard against the Turks - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1268

    Caerphilly Castle

    Caerphilly Castle
    Caerphilly Castle - built by Norman nobleman Gilbert 'the Red' de Clare in his wars with the Prince of Gwynedd, Llywelyn the Last, the largest castle in Wales and the second largest in Britain - Legoland Windsor (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1270

    Hever Castle

    Hever Castle
    Hever Castle - in Kent, most famous as the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and the site of her courtship by Henry VIII, staying at nearby Bolebroke Castle - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1270

    Monnow Bridge

    Monnow Bridge
    Monnow Bridge - fortified bridge over the Monnow River in eastern Wales - Joe Vigliotti (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1271

    Diósgyõr Castle

    Diósgyõr Castle
    Diósgyõr Castle - first built after Hungarian King Bela IV started a program of castle building to protect against further Mongol invasions, later expanded, fell to Turkish invaders in 1596 - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1271

    Burg Sooneck

    Burg Sooneck
    Burg Sooneck - besieged and destroyed by King Rudolph I in 1282, later rebuilt, destroyed again in 1689 by king Louis XIV's troops during the War of the palatine Succession - Stephen Wroble
  • Jan 1, 1275

    Drum Castle

    Drum Castle
    Drum Castle - in western Scotland, one of the three oldest tower houses in Scotland, during the Covenanting Rebellion it was attacked and sacked three times - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1275

    Kidwelly Castle

    Kidwelly Castle
    Kidwelly Castle - originally a timber castle built by the Normans in southern Wales in 1106, later converted to a stone castle by Payn de Chaworth - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1275

    Schloss Pratteln

    Schloss Pratteln
    Schloss Pratteln - fortified residence of the von Eptingen family in northern Switzerland - Stephen Wroble
  • Jan 1, 1277

    Rhuddlan Castle

    Rhuddlan Castle
    Rhuddlan Castle - built at a strategic location in northern Wales, once completed it withstood capture for four centuries - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1280

    Caerlaverock Castle

    Caerlaverock Castle
    Caerlaverock Castle - rare triangular castle in southern Scotland, besieged in 1300 by Edward I and defended for a considerable time by only 60 men - Greybrick (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1280

    Weobley Castle

    Weobley Castle
    Weobley Castle - fortified manor house on the Gower Peninsula, Wales, damaged by the forces of Owain Glyndŵr in 1403 - Stephen Wroble (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1280

    Muiderslot

    Muiderslot
    Muiderslot - built to control Ijsselmeer Harbor in the netherlands, razed, but rebuilt in 1370 with the same design - Stephen Wroble (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1281

    Allington Castle

    Allington Castle
    Allington Castle In 1281 Edward I issued a license to Stephen de Pencester to fortify his family manor in southeast England. de Pencester was Lord Warden of the Confederation of Cinque Ports, five port cities along the English Channel - Bob Carney (shown), Admiral Rogers
  • Jan 1, 1283

    Carreg Cennen Castle

    Carreg Cennen Castle
    Carreg Cennen Castle - built by the English on the site of a prior castle in southern Wales, withstood Welsh Armies during the rebellion of Owain Glyndwr, fell to the forces of York during the War of the Roses - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1283

    Conwy Castle

    Conwy Castle
    Conwy Castle - built for Edward I guarding the entrance to the River Conwy in Gwynedd, Wales, Edward I survived a siege there by Madog ap Llywelyn six years later - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1283

    Harlech Castle

    Harlech Castle
    Harlech Castle - built by Edward I along the Welsh coast during his invasion of Wales, later withstood the rebellion of Madog ap Llywelyn but fell to Owayn Glyndwr, during the English Civil War it was the last castle to fall to parliamentary forces - Stephen Wroble (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1285

    Stokesay Castle

    Stokesay Castle
    Stokesay Castle - built in western England near the Welsh border - Ben Ellerman (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1290

    Castello di Rocca Scaligera

    Castello di Rocca Scaligera
    Castello di Rocca Scaligera - built near Verona, Italy, during the conflict between the Ghibellines and the Guelphs, includes the largest fortified castle harbor in the world - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1295

    Beaumaris Castle

    Beaumaris Castle
    Beaumaris Castle - built on the island of Anglesey in Wales, intended to be a center of English force against Welsh resistance - Steve Gerling (shown), Robert Carney, Anthony Sava's Ulmaris is based on it
  • Jan 1, 1299

    Marco Polo's house

    Marco Polo's house
    Marco Polo's house - in 1299, after his release from captivity, Marco Polo moved into this house in Venice owned by his uncle and father - Anthony Y (shown), Thomasio
  • Jan 1, 1300

    Burg Hauneck

    Burg Hauneck
    Burg Hauneck - Built in the 14th century by the Knights of Haune, partially destroyed in 1397 by the forces of Hermann II von Hessen, later became a seat for Hessian nobles, partially destroyed and rebuilt a few times until abandoned after 1572 - Bill Anjo
  • Jan 1, 1306

    Château de Roquetaillade

    Château de Roquetaillade
    Château de Roquetaillade - in eastern France, the first fortress at this site was built by Charlemagne, slowly replaced by stone fortifications now in ruins, a newer castle was built by Cardinal de la Motte with permission from King Edward I of England - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1315

    Château de Crupet

    Château de Crupet
    Château de Crupet - medieval moated donjon or fortified farmhouse (ferme-château) in the village of Crupet, Belgium - Stephen Wroble (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1320

    Vajdahunyad Castle

    Vajdahunyad Castle
    Vajdahunyad Castle - castle in Romania that stood against Turkish invasion, an ally of the forces of Vlad Dracul - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1337

    Château de Vincennes

    Château de Vincennes
    Château de Vincennes - on the east side of Paris, built to protect them from the English during the Hundred Years war, captured by the English, site of Henry V's death, later retaken by the French inspired by Joan d'Arc - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1338

    Arensberg Castle

    Arensberg Castle
    Arensberg Castle - built on the site of a previous fortress on an Estonian Island at the end of the Gulf of Riga, later renamed Kuressaare, built by the Teutonic Knights - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1348

    Château de Sarzay

    Château de Sarzay
    Château de Sarzay - south of Paris, built as a defense against the English during the Hundred Years War - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1350

    Chipchase Castle

    Chipchase Castle
    Chipchase Castle - a pele tower built in northern England north of Hadrian's Wall, in the 17th century a Jacobean mansion was built alongside - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1360

    Hermitage Castle

    Hermitage Castle
    Hermitage Castle - built to guard a key area of the Scottish border against the English, site of several military actions - Joe Vigliotti (shown), Robert Carney, Blackadder
  • Jan 1, 1370

    Bastille

    Bastille
    Bastille - originally built to defend the eastern approach to Paris during the Hundred Years War, later a royal prison, demolished during the French Revolution - Robert Carney (shown), LegoDuke, Ian Spacek
  • Jan 1, 1370

    Threave Castle

    Threave Castle
    Threave Castle - home of 'Black' Douglas Earls of Douglas in western Scotland from the late 14th century until their fall in 1455 - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1370

    Nidzica Castle

    Nidzica Castle
    Nidzica Castle - built by the Teutonic Knights, guarding a road from East Prussia to Lithuania (now in modern Poland), built of brick due to the lack of stone in the area - Stephen Wroble
  • Jan 1, 1373

    Nunney Castle

    Nunney Castle
    Nunney Castle - in Somerset in southwest England, partially destroyed by Parliamentarian forces in 1642 in the English Civil War - Stephen Wroble (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1374

    Craigmillar Castle

    Craigmillar Castle
    Craigmillar Castle - in Edinburgh, Scotland, site of the conspiracy to murder Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, unpopular husband of Mary Queen of Scots - Robert Carney (shown), R D L
  • Jan 1, 1377

    Bran Castle

    Bran Castle
    Bran Castle - sometime home of Vlad Dracul, infamous for his cruelty to Turkish invaders, inspiration for the story of Dracula - Ryxe (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1378

    Bolton Castle

    Bolton Castle
    Bolton Castle in northeast England, built by Richard le Scrope, Chancellor of England, and remained in the Scrope family ever since, served as a prison for Mary Queen of Scots, besieged and partially damaged by Parliamentarian forces during the English Civil War - Corey Gehman (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1385

    Bodiam Castle

    Bodiam Castle
    Bodiam Castle - Built as part of a series of defenses in southern England during the 100 Years War, partially dismantled (slighted) after the English Civil War along with other castles - Robert Carney (shown), CheshireCat150
  • Jan 1, 1390

    Warkworth Castle

    Warkworth Castle
    Warkworth Castle - in northeast England - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1390

    Crichton Castle

    Crichton Castle
    Crichton Castle - in northern Scotland, besieged and captured during the Scottish reformation in 1559 in the struggle between Protestants and Catholics - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1390

    Doune Castle

    Doune Castle
    Doune Castle - on a site in central Scotland first fortified by the Romans in the first century, this became a retreat and hunting lodge for Scottish monarchs - Blackadder (shown), Robert Carney, Stephen Wroble
  • Jan 1, 1395

    Castello di San Giorgio

    Castello di San Giorgio
    Castello di San Giorgio - built at the convergence of two of the four lakes that provide part of the protection for the city of Mantua, Italy, played a role in the conflicts between the Guelphs and Ghibellines - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Orlik Castle

    Orlik Castle
    Orlik Castle - in central Czech Republic - Legacek
  • Jan 1, 1401

    Château de Tarascon

    Château de Tarascon
    Château de Tarascon - in the south of France near Arles - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1425

    Bunratty Castle

    Bunratty Castle
    Bunratty Castle - in western Ireland, the first occupation of the site was a 970 Viking settlement, followed by a motte and bailey in 1270, a few structures were built and destroyed here as the area went back and fort between the English and Irish - Corey Gehman (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1430

    Borthwick Castle

    Borthwick Castle
    Borthwick Castle - near Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1567 Mary Queen of Scots was beseiged here and escaped dressed as a page boy, in 1650 surrendered after attack by Cromwell's forces - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1430

    Comlongon Castle

    Comlongon Castle
    Comlongon Castle - built in southern Scotland to defend against English incursions - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1433

    Tattershall Castle

    Tattershall Castle
    Tattershall Castle - The Lincolnshire, England home of Ralph Lord Cromwell, Lord High Treasurer of the Realm - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1437

    Castle Levan

    Castle Levan
    Castle Levan - tower house near the banks of the Clyde River in western Scotland - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1439

    Château d'Anjony

    Château d'Anjony
    Château d'Anjony - built in central southern France by Bernard d'Anjony, companion of Joan d'Arc, site of conflict between the Counts of Anjony, loyal to the French crown, and local counts who favored the English king - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1440

    Elphinstone Tower

    Elphinstone Tower
    Elphinstone Tower - tower house in southeast Scotland, village named for a legendary witch who is said to have trapped an elf in a stone - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1446

    Castle Stalker

    Castle Stalker
    Castle Stalker - built on an island in Loch Linnhe in western Scotland, featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1446

    Blarney Castle

    Blarney Castle
    Blarney Castle - Built on the site of two earlier fortresses in southern Ireland, Blarney Castle, home of the famous Blarney Stone - LEGO Castle Adventure
  • Jan 1, 1450

    Dunsoghly Castle

    Dunsoghly Castle
    Dunsoghly Castle - built on the north edge of Dublin by Sir Rowland Plunkett, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, or his son Sir Thomas Plunkett, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1450

    Castle Campbell

    Castle Campbell
    Castle Campbell - seat of the Duke of Argyll in central Scotland, burned by the Scots in 1654 due to it's lord's support of Cromwell - Robert Carney (shown), Damon Campbell
  • Jan 1, 1450

    Fuensaldaña Castle

    Fuensaldaña Castle
    Fuensaldaña Castle - built in the reign of King John II of Castile in north central Spain - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1460

    Affleck Tower

    Affleck Tower
    Affleck Tower - formerly Auchinleck Castle, in eastern Scotland - Fonzy (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1474

    Burnchurch Castle

    Burnchurch Castle
    Burnchurch Castle - Norman tower house in southern Ireland - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1474

    Donegal Castle

    Donegal Castle
    Donegal Castle - seen as the greatest Irish castle, abandoned by it's owners in the 1607 Flight of the Earls after the Nine Years War and taken over by the English - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1490

    Clara Castle

    Clara Castle
    Clara Castle - tower house in southern Ireland - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1491

    Ballytarsna Castle

    Ballytarsna Castle
    Ballytarsna Castle - a tower house built by Sir William Hackett in southern Ireland - Joe Vigliotti (shown), Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Balvaird Castle

    Balvaird Castle
    Balvaird Castle - late medieval tower house in central Scotland - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Smailholm Tower

    Smailholm Tower
    Smailholm Tower - a peel tower built in the Scottish borderlands to protect the Pringle family against English raids - Blackadder
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Aughnanure Castle

    Aughnanure Castle
    Aughnanure Castle - in county Galway in eastern Ireland, used to blockade Galway during the Cromwellian invasion - Stephen Wroble
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Torre de Belém

    Torre de Belém
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Torre de Belém

    Torre de Belém
    Torre de Belém - built at the mouth of the Tagus river, protecting the approach to Lisbon by sea, important as Portugal became a maritime power in the Age of Discovery - Arte em Peças attendees
  • Jan 1, 1515

    Château de Chenonceau

    Château de Chenonceau
    Château de Chenonceau - Chateau in central France extending across the Cher River - Yosemas (shown), Steve Finch, Philo
  • Jan 1, 1530

    Červená Lhota Castle

    Červená Lhota Castle
    Červená Lhota Castle - in south-central Czech Republic - Legacek
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

    Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
    Hunting Lodge - Originally built so guests of Henry VIII could watch the Royal Hunt. - James Pegrum
  • Jan 1, 1550

    Corgarff Castle

    Corgarff Castle
    Corgarff Castle - in northern Scotland, site of conflict between the Forbes and Gordon clans, supporters of James VI and Mary Queen of Scots, respectivly - Blackadder
  • Jan 1, 1567

    Carnasserie Castle

    Carnasserie Castle
    Carnasserie Castle - in western Scotland, built by John Carswell, Rector of Kilmartin - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1569

    Claypotts Tower

    Claypotts Tower
    Claypotts Tower - Z-plan castle in northern Scotland - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1570

    Elcho Castle

    Elcho Castle
    Elcho Castle - tower house on a site that once featured a larger castle that sheltered William Wallace - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1570

    Midmar Castle

    Midmar Castle
    Midmar Castle - built on a western Scotland site of a previous tower destroyed by a punative expedition of Mary Queen of Scots against the Earl of Huntly - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1574

    Fiddaun Castle

    Fiddaun Castle
    Fiddawn Castle - one of four castles of the O'Shaughnessy clan in western Ireland - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1575

    Auchans Castle

    Auchans Castle
    Auchans Castle - mock military mansion in southwest Scotland, home of the Wallaces of Dundonald - Robert Carney
  • Jan 1, 1582

    MacLellan's Castle

    MacLellan's Castle
    MacLellan's Castle - noble residence of the MacLellan family in southwest Scotland - Robert Carney
  • Ballinafad Castle

    Ballinafad Castle
    Ballinafad Castle - in northwest Ireland - called the Castle of the Curlews due to it's strategic location guarding a pass in the Curlew Mountains - Robert Carney
  • Ballone Castle

    Ballone Castle
    Ballone Castle - Z-plan tower house built by the Dunbars of Tarbat in northern Scotland - Robert Carney
  • Glenbuchat Castle

    Glenbuchat Castle
    Glenbuchat Castle - Z-plan castle in eastern Scotland, earl of this castle led the led the Catholic Rebellion of 1592, leading to the castle's occupation by the forces of Protestant king James VI - Robert Carney
  • Barcaldine Castle

    Barcaldine Castle
    Barcaldine Castle - tower house built in western Scotland by Sir Duncan Campbell and possibly the residence of his ghost - Robert Carney
  • Amisfield Tower

    Amisfield Tower
    Amisfield Tower - tower house in southern Scotland, seat of the Charteris family, Norman nobles who arrived with William the Conqueror - Robert Carney
  • Termon McGrath

    Termon McGrath
    Termon McGrath - Irish tower house near the border with Northern Ireland, only occupied for 38 years before being destroyed by Cromwell's troops - Robert Carney
  • Craigievar Castle

    Craigievar Castle
    Craigievar Castle - in northern Scotland, called the 'epitome of the Jacobean Renaissance in Scotland' - Robert Carney
  • Derryhivenny Castle

    Derryhivenny Castle
    Derryhivenny Castle - in western Ireland, one of the last true tower houses - Robert Carney
  • Leslie Castle

    Leslie Castle
    Leslie Castle - in eastern Scotland on the site of a previous motte and bailey castle and a subsequent stone fortification - Robert Carney