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10-04-2016, 02:09 AM
RE: Castles
In relation to my business trip to Romania last year, i prepared a bit for sightseeing in advance. This is part of what i came up with.

Peles castle.
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Bran Caste, often attributed to have been the home of Vlad Tepes (Draculea), but he only was there once or so.
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Poenari, the real hideout and last resort of Vlad.
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10-04-2016, 02:20 AM
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I am living only a couple of kilometers from this one. Doesnt look very impressive this castle Frankenstein.
It was on the route of one of Mary Shelleys two trips across europe, and there was an alchemist doing weird experiments, so who knows.... Tongue

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10-04-2016, 06:59 AM
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(10-04-2016 02:20 AM)Deesse23 Wrote:  I am living only a couple of kilometers from this one. Doesnt look very impressive this castle Frankenstein.
It was on the route of one of Mary Shelleys two trips across europe, and there was an alchemist doing weird experiments, so who knows.... Tongue

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I've heard of that. Isn't the Frankenstein family buried in the nearby church?

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10-04-2016, 07:44 AM
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10-04-2016, 08:16 AM
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(10-04-2016 06:59 AM)Sam Wrote:  
(10-04-2016 02:20 AM)Deesse23 Wrote:  I am living only a couple of kilometers from this one. Doesnt look very impressive this castle Frankenstein.
It was on the route of one of Mary Shelleys two trips across europe, and there was an alchemist doing weird experiments, so who knows.... Tongue

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I've heard of that. Isn't the Frankenstein family buried in the nearby church?

I don tknow tbh. There seems not to be a church, just the village you can see down below.
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10-04-2016, 08:29 AM
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These are two castles built by the Lord Rhys, who was ruler of the kingdom of Deheubarth in the 13th century.

Dinefwr is one of the best preserved native strongholds in Wales. The stone castle replaced an earlier timber structure, that was the seat of Hywel Dda (known as Howel the Good), who was king of Wales in the 9th century.

There is a summerhouse on top of the keep, which was added in the 18th century.

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This is Dryslwyn. Unusually, it has three separate wards, with an enclosed town at the foot of the hill.

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10-04-2016, 08:43 AM
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(10-04-2016 08:16 AM)Deesse23 Wrote:  
(10-04-2016 06:59 AM)Sam Wrote:  I've heard of that. Isn't the Frankenstein family buried in the nearby church?

I don tknow tbh. There seems not to be a church, just the village you can see down below.

I remember it from a documentary on Shelley, when she made her boat tour along the Rhine. They mentioned the alchemist who lived there, who was rumored to be performing experiments on cadavers. The argument being that it pretty much directly inspired Shelley.

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10-04-2016, 10:00 AM (This post was last modified: 10-04-2016 10:05 AM by Sam.)
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These drones are brilliant for this sort of thing.

Dolwyddelan again. Its often given as Llywelyn the Great's birthplace, but he actually built the thing, so that's not possible. His actual birthplace was probably the timber motte and bailey across the road from this stone keep. It was built to guard the main road into Gwynedd, probably little more than a dirt track at the time, now the A470. The top of the keep was restored in the 18th century. The origins of the ruined tower is disputed with some sources giving it as Llywelyn's work, and others as Edward I's.




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24-05-2016, 12:34 PM
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An interesting article in the news today.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wa...e-11377927

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25-05-2016, 08:31 AM
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Nice thread Sam.
We toured Harlech castle when we visited Portmeirion.
We stayed at a B&B
Cefn Uchaf
I remember going through Criccieth on the way there.
Had a few dinners and played cards in The Cross Foxes at Garndolbemaen.
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