August 12, 2014
Have you ever wondered how those magnificent medieval castles were built without the use of modern tools and equipment? Without the aid of electricity they used tools and equipment that required ..
August 11, 2009
With a castle that is perched on top of a volcano – thankfully extinct – Edinburgh certainly catches the eye in several different ways. Kids of all ages will love what the city has to ..
December 15, 2008
Everyone is aware that we are in the grips of a global recession and with major retail companies like Woolworths going under it is no wonder that everyone is concerned. The prospects are not good for .
November 17, 2008
Fortifications in Ireland were often built for protection against attacks from other Irish clans. Sometimes the chieftain of the area built a castle to keep him safe from attack from his own local ..
September 09, 2008
Built in 870, the Prague Castle has been expanding into the biggest ancient castle in the world. The castle encloses two churches and four palaces along with other structures. It was expanded and ..
August 08, 2008
There are numerous activities and attractions if you make the North Yorkshire moors your vacation base. You can do lots of walks around the moors villages and easily visit the contrasting seaside ..
August 06, 2008
Portumna Castle can be found just at the edge of Portumna town in quite a beautiful location next to Lough Derg and Portumna Forest Park. Portumna Castle is actually more of a great semi-fortified ..
July 28, 2008
You will find that wedding are conducted everywhere. There are some people who like gardens, there are some people who like farms, and then there are some people who want the big dramatic wedding. ..
July 18, 2008
Bodrum, Turkey is located in the southwestern Aegean Region of the country. Bodrum has changed drastically over the past years, it has gone from a humble fishing town to a booming touristic heaven .
July 03, 2008
Kylemore Abbey has a superb picturesque lakeside setting, surrounded by woodlands at the foot of the Twelve Pins Mountains. The Abbey (which looks more like a charming fairy tale castle) is said to ..
June 03, 2008
Is a castle a seemly wedding locale only for the lord or lady of the manor? While in times gone by this indeed appeared to be the case, a whole new generation of brides and grooms is emerging who are .
March 07, 2008
The Dublin Castle is among the most important structures in Ireland. In 1210, it was built on the orders of the first Lord of Ireland, King John. Over the years, the Dublin Castle has evolved from a ..
January 09, 2008
Castle Building reached a feverish peak all throughout Europe around the fifteenth Century. This was of course quite a while before the Pilgrims made their way across the Atlantic Ocean and you would .
June 22, 2007
The exquisite baroque Residence Castle steals the thunder in the town of Ludwigsburg, Germany. Its proud and stately demeanor vies any other historical building in the area. However, the quiet little .
June 22, 2007
The Bordeaux region of France is one of the most luxurious places on earth. Surrounded by fine food and wine, you’ll forget what daily life back at home is really like. Finding a great luxury ..
June 18, 2007
A few years ago everyone wanted to travel overseas as much as possible but now our major airports are so crowded, a lot of people are changing their minds. Why spend endless hours fighting through ..
June 18, 2007
Once upon a time, Scottish castles were associated with wild chieftains exacting brutal retribution on their neighbours and crofters. Then came the age of enlightenment, which saw the Scottish ..
May 09, 2007
The early events of Jaffna by the Portuguese recalled the historical events in the Roman era Europe and West Asia. In the course of the centuries the Roman Empire steered into a heavy and lasting ..
April 15, 2007
Chateau Gaillard was built by Richard the Lionhearted and it was sieged and taken by the French in 1204 AD. The story of this castle, and its siege is one of the most interesting stories in medieval ..
April 14, 2007
On the outskirts of Stuttgart lies an ironic little palace. Designed for Duke Carl Eugen, Solitude Palace is a wonderful display of showy Baroque architecture yet its location, its purpose, and even ..
April 09, 2007
To say which castle is the most significant or has the most history is difficult to say because each has its own story and its own features. However, there are certain castles that are more ..
February 08, 2007
Each year, hundreds and hundreds of tourists flock to the famous Heidelberg Castle for pictures of the exquisite red ruins. Unfortunately, many of those visitors overlook the nearby Schwetzingen ..
February 08, 2007
A growing trend in construction is relatively inexpensive housing with a rich feel. That’s what is known as a budget mansion or a McMansion as others have called it. Far from mansions by any ..
February 07, 2007
Life in the Middle Ages could be very challenging and difficult. But there were many stretches of time when warfare was at a minimum, crops were plentiful, and castles were the homes of Lords, Ladies .