It’s long been said that a person’s home is their castle. For lottery jackpot winners – it is not out of reach to say that home could be an actual castle.
Castles throughout history are familiar backdrops in the stories of royalty and aristocracy.
The fairy tale Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Built more than 900 years ago, it is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world — and the place where the Queen spends most of her weekends.
Castles imply strength. The walls are fortified, the structures are towering and their sheer robustness to hundreds of years of weathering is a testament to their resilience.
Castles are opulent. With their long hallways, high ceilings and seemingly endless number of rooms, there is always room to make a grand party an even bigger one.
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Medieval Castle in Piedmont Italy
Our Tour begins in Italy where this castle for sale in Piedmont was originally built around the year 900 A.D. The building we see today was probably completed in 1200 but many renovations and additions have since been done such as the majestic C-shaped courtyard, which is in typical 1700’s Pedmontese Baroque style, that looks over a spectacular surrounding view.
Craigcrook Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland
This stunning 16th century castle set in 1.78 hectares (4.4 acres) of grounds, all within 3 miles of the centre of the capital city of Edinburgh. During its time Craigcrook played host to a number of famous visitors and has strong links to the literary world including Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Anderson, George Eliot and Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Harold Tower in Douglas, Isle of Man
An outstanding Gothic design castle, circa 1830, beautifully renovated and occupying a commanding position on Douglas Head overlooking the bay. Located approximately half a mile from the town center, enjoying considerable privacy with mature walled grounds. The house enjoys a striking appearance with a flourish of architectural features, with distinctive windows, arched internal openings and ornamental relief by the front entrance. The house was once occupied by John Martin, the painter of ‘The Plains of Heaven’, and was used as a hotel during the war years.
Fortified Castle near Lyon, France
This castle, to the north of Lyon in the Rhône-Alpes region, is set in the midst of a small town, once the site of a huge battle under Julius-Caesar. This fortified castle, on the edge of the Saône and in the centre of a little town, was constructed in the 13th century and then redesigned in the 17th century. It later became essentially renowned for having sheltered a very famous painter from Montmartre at the beginning of the 20th century.
Moated Castle in Caverswall, England
This stunning moated castle is set in over 20 acres in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside. With 11 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 12 reception rooms, a games room, an entertainment room and a gym room there is no shortage of space. Steeped in history, owners of this outstanding home have included the Wedgewood family and visitors have included Charles Darwin.
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