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DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 10:21 a.m. PST

Below is an article about some of the great castles and fortresses ever built


I have been fortunate to have had the chance to see and walk in the shadow of many castles

But as a Boy the ones that inspired me were

The Valley of the Assassins – Alamut Castle – one of several whose ruins are in the Alborz mountains of Iran


Reading and seeing the remains of the Castle – and the Siege of Kars – first got me interested in sieges

In Cyprus following the Crusaders at St Hilarion Castle


Bourtange in Groningen, the Netherlands


and Lastly the Crusader Castle in Acre, Israel


Which ones would you add to the list?

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 10:43 a.m. PST

Edinburgh, Harlech, and Rhodes.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 10:48 a.m. PST

Caerphilly, Bodiam and Chepstow

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 10:55 a.m. PST

The castle of my Foddah, which lies yondah.

Goober24 Nov 2020 11:06 a.m. PST

I have always enjoyed visiting Corfe Castle. The ruins always seemed so full of potential for a skirmish wargame, over multiple levels with loads of paths winding amongst the rubble.

King Monkey24 Nov 2020 11:10 a.m. PST

Castle Bytham

JimDuncanUK24 Nov 2020 11:10 a.m. PST

Edinburgh, most visited castle in the world.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 11:12 a.m. PST



Castell Dinas Brân


edinburgh castle


bodiam castle


Cerdic24 Nov 2020 11:45 a.m. PST

Caernarfon – still intact (mostly), great views from the towers, and a pub across the road next to the sea that does excellent food!

Tower of London – OK, it's a bit too touristy, but it's the Tower innit! Ravens, beefeaters, Crown Jewels, etc etc…

Dover – Iconic 'gateway to England'. Two thousand years of history here, from the Roman lighthouse to the WW2 tunnels. It's bleedin' MASSIVE,

Carisbrooke – I grew up close to here. Nice Norman motte and bailey with later additions AND a donkey operated well! And who doesn't love donkeys…

Cerdic24 Nov 2020 11:59 a.m. PST


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 12:52 p.m. PST

Edinburgh, Sterling, Tower of London

mad monkey 124 Nov 2020 1:01 p.m. PST

Krak de cheveliars and Hemeji castle.

GrumpyOldMan24 Nov 2020 1:07 p.m. PST



Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 1:53 p.m. PST

Eilean Donan


Don Manser24 Nov 2020 2:08 p.m. PST


Don Manser24 Nov 2020 2:09 p.m. PST

Actually ….


Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 2:48 p.m. PST

My favorite Castle is our family Castle; Castle Spangenberg.

von Schwartz24 Nov 2020 4:45 p.m. PST

What about Cinderella's castle, my daughters favorite, she's 34 BTW.

Grand Dragon25 Nov 2020 4:31 a.m. PST

Chepstow and Harlech in Britain; Azay-Le-Rideau, Saumur and Plessis Bourré in France.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Nov 2020 5:05 a.m. PST

My #1 fave … Bran Castle in Transylvania:

Just wait until it snows …

Frank Castle, the Punisher, is up high on the list, too:

Frankie, baby

hornblaeser25 Nov 2020 5:50 a.m. PST

rosenborg in copenhagen:

skedaddle Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2020 5:57 a.m. PST

Château Gaillard in France. Built by Richard I and just amazing. The French had to climb up the latrine chute to take it.

Dagwood25 Nov 2020 8:06 a.m. PST

So many !!

My favourite castles tend to be small ones where living would not be out of the bounds of possibility. Dolbadard, Dolwyddelan, Lindisfarne. Then there are big ones like Dover, Caerphilly. And mountainous ones like St. Hilarion.

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