San Felipe de Barajas Castle

The beautiful city of Cartagena in Colombia was invaded many times, and around 1656 the Spanish Crown decided to build this incredible fortress, with the help of the Dutch engineer Richard Carr. I wasn't expecting this place to be so well kept - and it is very accessible from the town centre. The Castle dominates... Continue Reading →

Leeds Castle: The Loveliest Castle in the World!

Leeds Castle is very picturesque and has been described as 'the loveliest castle in the world'. A castle has been on the same site since 1086. In the 13th century it came into the hands of King Edward I. It was the king's favourite residence. Around the 16th century, Henry VIII used it as a dwelling for his first... Continue Reading →

Heavenly Hever: A Kent Castle

The incredible Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever, near Edenbridge, Kent - only 30 miles south-east of London, England. It is unbelievable how this stunning castle is so close to London. It began as a country house, built in the 13th century. The property subsequently passed through various owners. It came into the... Continue Reading →

Carpathian Capers

Sinaia is a city in Romania, in the historical region of Mountenia in the Carpathian Mountains. It is where the German neo-renaissance Peleș Castle is situated.  Peles Castle is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, an architectural masterpiece. It has a pretty railway station, too, which is within walking distance to... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: