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    Burg Hattenheim is the ruin of a castle in Eltville, Germany.map coordinates 50.0138, 8.0593 Circumstantial evidence puts the construction of the castle at about 1118. References to a castle of the 'Nobles of Hattenheim' probably refer to the residential tower with some walls and a moat.image_5701.jpgAMF_9705_Burg_Hattenheim.jpg40189341.jpg13554152.jpg13554105.jpg13554198.jpg13553917.jpg13553944.jpg15982396.jpg2437831109_0c45660e4e.jpg40189341.jpgAMF_9705_Burg_Hattenheim.jpg15982324.jpg

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    Lojuela Castle is a ruin in Granada, Spain.map coordinates 36.946696, -3.577410Lojuelo is commonly considered a castle of the Muslim Era in Spain, circa 800-900 AD. But surveys of the ruin point to a Roman origin. The bases of the walls are stone masonry typical of Roman construction, while the upper walls are made of rammed earth and slaked lime. Roman pottery shards have also been found buried within the walls.castillo-de-lojuela-y-su-muralla_67644882.jpg68292152.jpg2013-07-27+19.28.13.jpg67644882.jpg32138329.jpgimage027.jpg32138364.jpg[img]http://lh6.ggpht.com/-tmg_02dfsrE/TslY24b1qdI/AAAAAAAAGQs/-uXdMmrfwW8/PB203860.JPG[/img]68292167.jpg1660020.jpg21162472.jpg

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    The Château de Roquessels is a ruined castle in the commune of Roquessels in France.map coordinates 43.5525, 3.223333Roquessels Castle was built in the tenth century, that is to say, in the year 900 and some. The Lords of Margon, inhabitants of this 10th century castle, provided financial support to the cloister of Cassan. Located in the Languedoc region, it had a long association with the Duchy of Aquitaine.N__496382538.jpegz9350_2827.jpg91271601.jpg[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Roquessels_chevet_chapelle.JPG/500px-Roquessels_chevet_chapelle.JPG[/img]0946aa89-87a9-4b65-ab69-48170a4429c6.jpg3839046_l.jpeg91271534.jpg10005542.jpg91271526.jpg91271572.jpg91271627.jpg91271562.jpg3839006_l.jpeg91271583.jpg3813326_l.jpeg[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8f/Roquessels_fonts_baptismaux.JPG/400px-Roquessels_fonts_baptismaux.JPG[/img]1453949064.jpg91271614.jpg

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    Krivsoudov is a ruined castle in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.map coordinates 49.632535, 15.085891Originally built in the 13th century, the castle eventually came into the ownership of the Bishop of Prague. Very little remains of the original castle. The older ruins were damaged further during World War II and a more modern rebuild sits atop most of the site.P1060529.jpg6565_300.jpgPict2225.jpg105552_300.jpg107252.jpg

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    Château de Javarzay is located in the Poitou-Charentes region of France.map coordinates 46.109167 ,-0.082778The Javarzay castle was reconstructed between 1513 and 1515 by François de Rochechouart, governor of Genoa. Its one-time owners include the La Rochefoucauld family, the count of Pontchartrain (a minister of Louis XIV). All that's left of what was once the most imposing castle in Deux-Sèvres is the building bringing together the two towers and the chapel. The left wing and outer walls were destroyed long ago and the moat filled in.151263-25.jpg85162297.jpg85162294.jpgfrance-5110web.jpg85162287.jpg85162281.jpg10DEA7CE-E5A3-4E96-91F0-36F1B92DE4E6.jpeg56394_978981.jpg8358102.jpg70001675.jpg11775553.jpg

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    Dromagh Castle is located in the southwest of Ireland.map coordinates 52.12999, -8.97121 The are around Dromagh was a seat of the O'Keeffe family from about 908 AD. The current castle was apparently built on the older stronghold about 1582.40081738.jpg40081819.jpg1814371446_0d65a351cc.jpg162923960_044cabfb9c.jpg1098590757_beeaab33b4.jpgDromagh%20Castle.jpg162923877_c37fa2ef92.jpg1099442348_268bcfab28.jpg1099442772_7aef41337b_z.jpgdromagh.gif3036465_30105c2b.jpg

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    Mortham Tower is located in England.map coordinates 54.522970, -1.868309According to the Domesday book, Mortham Tower was a fortified tower residence that belonged to Earl Edwin in 1066 and by 1086 belonged to Count Alan of Brittany. The original tower was built onto and around it for the next centuries. The Pele tower dates from about 1485.mortham-tower-660392110-3608129.jpg[img width=600 height=383]http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~johnmidd/Mortham300.JPG[/img]MorthamtowerCourtyard_looking_NE.jpg287.jpgNWviewmorthamtower.jpgAngle_solar_andNwingMorthamTower.jpgMorthamtowercourtyard_from_tower.jpg8677780915_61924b5dda_b.jpg[img width=600 height=293]http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2457/3827975740_df0eb39d50_z.jpg?zz=1[/img]

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    Montgomery Castle is a stone masonry castle looking over the town of Montgomery in Powys, mid Wales.map coordinates 52.56253, -3.15061The original motte and bailey is now known as Hen Domen and was built at the order of Roger de Montgomery, earl of Shrewsbury sometime between 1071 and 1074. Henry III gave the castle to Hubert de Burgh in 1228.1324667_dab4967d.jpg65765734.jpgMontgomery-8890.jpgmontgomery_castle_1_mid.jpg34448131.jpg1777625.jpg78387395.jpg67074042.jpg86395247.jpg84047873.jpg67074017.jpg67074060.jpg84047922.jpg86395251.jpg78387381.jpg86395262.jpg[img]http://static0.casgliad.sequence.co.uk/Cluster/Media/Items/000/000/005/386/Thumbnails/Thumb635x353.jpg?v=0[/img]86858448.jpgphoto%20comp_winner18.jpg42MontgomeryCastle-outworks-1.jpg12-montgomery-castle.jpgAW1-7-Montgomery-Castle.jpg

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    Schalun Castle, also known locally as Wildschloss, is a castle ruin located in the municipality of Vaduz, Liechtenstein.map coordinates 47.1509, 9.5336The first written record about the castle comes from 1237. In it, it was also first referred to by name, as "Schalun". JEP2012_FL_Wildschloss_2.jpg56011019.jpg56011192.jpg45869100.jpg[img width=450 height=600]http://www.sagen.li/bilder/orte/wildschloss3_hoch.JPG[/img]ansi.jpgbild7.jpgbild5.jpg[img]http://www.rse.li/Portals/0/Gallery/Album/180/IMG_5221.JPG[/img][img]http://www.rse.li/Portals/0/Gallery/Album/180/007.JPG[/img]7721951.jpg

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    Vianden Castle is located in Vianden in the north of Luxembourg.map coordinates 49.935, 6.202222The castle was built on the site of an ancient Roman castrum. The basement appears to have been a Carolingian refuge. The first Count of Vianden, Bertolphe, appears in documents with his castle in 1090.31_1.jpg7003329.jpg13668325.jpg87394803.jpg61133914.jpg80329081.jpg93390082.jpg42300351.jpg4740369.jpg4740390.jpg36567147.jpg13668917.jpg54489142.jpg5363022.jpg90634271.jpggreat-hall-at-chateau-du-vianden-rehon.jpg51988156.jpginterieurchateau012579.jpg92872976.jpgbedroom-at-chateau-du-vianden-foetz.jpg92872997.jpg19996542.jpgkueche.jpg3506436.jpg62494944.jpg11915_cropped_840_530_90_5059bfc5e9b09_chateau-vianden.jpg

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    Poelwijk Castle is located in Gendt, The Netherlands.map coordinates 51.871881, 5.965394 Already in 1275 a Van Poelwijck family from Gendt was known. This tower is all that remains of Poelwijk Castle today. It dates back to about 1441. This tower was originally the gate tower of the castle. How the main castle looked is not known; but it vanished before 1702.Map from 1620Gendt_1620.png79602611.jpgpoe00.jpgpoeldijk_gendt-1.jpg2300155.jpggld_poelwijk_jwe-6147.jpg88656516.jpg88656468.jpg88656470.jpg85103567.jpg85103546.jpg

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    Ksiaz Castle is in Silesia, Poland in Wa?brzych.map coordinates 50.842, 16.292The original fortification was destroyed in the year 1263 by Ottokar II of Bohemia. Bolko I, Duke of ?widnica and Jawor built a new castle between 1288 and 1292.php8nis5t.jpg37275890.jpg66225324.jpg66225320.jpg84128366.jpg84128767.jpg22699346.jpg38429930.jpg68249106.jpg32992977.jpg56102634.jpg61906879.jpg60428575.jpg61406757.jpg39718182.jpg10954886.jpg39580177.jpg63903199.jpg27690441.jpg44104106.jpg33503040.jpg39104141.jpg65584372.jpg54254638.jpg76029869.jpg40207234.jpg2059zamek_z_lotu_ptaka.jpg

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    Longroiva Castle is located in the northern interior of Portugal.map coordinates 40.963720, -7.208503Occupation of the site dates back to a pre-Roman Oppidum. In Roman times the existing fortified town in the same place was called Longóbriga But the medieval castle whose remains were preserved until today, was built in 1174-1176 by order of Grand Master of the Templars of Portugal D. Gualdim Pais.60090953.jpg39852684.jpg75371796.jpg878280.jpg75371533.jpg[img]http://[http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/878353.jpg/img]75371527.jpg5453652761_17bdf039db_z.jpg71988711.jpg75371783.jpg

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    Branik Castle, also known as Rihemberk Castle, is a castle above the village of Branik, in southwestern Slovenia.map coordinates 45.8512, 13.7918Fortified settlements have been present on the hill above what is now the village of Branik since prehistoric times; the site was once occupied by a Roman castrum. The date of the founding of the castle is unclear, but the noble house of Rihemberk is first recorded in 1230.63933890.jpg33807861.jpg59383598.jpg79802325.jpg59382087.jpg59382110.jpg59382171.jpg59382153.jpg86713431.jpg3124530.jpg59906008.jpgha_30a8c183-779e-4c55-9507-d860fd47718e.jpg59382126.jpg59383528.jpg2011138.jpg2011086.jpg59383110.jpg64044685.jpgDSC_7776_grad_rihemberk_big_zps7a20d723.jpg59383101.jpg3124560.jpg59906083.jpg64044283.jpg59383144.jpg64044266.jpg64044251.jpg64044648.jpg64044541.jpg64044156.jpg59382445.jpg59382662.jpg59382697.jpg64044561.jpg17270.jpg

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    Mains Castle, known at various times as Fintry Castle or Claverhouse Castle, is located in Dundee, Scotland.map coordinates 56.485556, -2.958056The castle is believed to have been built in 1562 by Sir David Graham, nephew of Cardinal Beaton. A keystone in the western gateway bears this date as well as the initials DG and DMO for David Graham and Dame Margaret Ogilvy.5893895.jpg3739455.jpg61907440.jpg61907673.jpg[img width=497 height=600]http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/images/l/1200692/[/img]mains3.jpg4365447721_79e3fb1eaf.jpg4366193098_826ba100a6_m.jpgmains2.jpgmains-castle-1357441.jpgP4120033.jpgP4120022.jpg[img width=600 height=450]http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/images/l/DP095916/[/img]

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