Torre de Belem also called Belem Tower located in the Belem district of Lisbon, Portugal is a fortified tower and an UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its importance in the discoveries made by the Portuguese in the Age of Discoveries. Construction Built in 1515 Torre de Belem was commissioned by King John II to be [...]
Castelo de Sao Jorge (Castle of Saint George) , overlooking the city of Lisbon , is a moorish castle and one of the top historical attractions in the capital of Portugal . The strongly-fortified citadel dates from medieval times and is located atop the highest hill in the historic center of the city enjoing a [...]
Windsor Castle, located in Windsor – Berkshire, is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years. Dating back to the time of William the Conqueror, is the oldest in continuous occupation. The castle’s floor area is about 45,000 square [...]
Edinburgh Castle is a well known castle fortress and major tourist attraction in Edinburgh, Scotland. Archaeologists have found evidence for human occupation of the Castle Rock reaching back to 900 BC, the late Bronze Age. There has been a royal castle here since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century, and [...]
Dun Aengus Dún Aengus is the most famous of several prehistoric forts on the Aran Islands, of Co. Galway. Ireland. It is located on Inishmore at the edge of a 100-metre high cliff. Dún Aengus is an important archaeological site that also offers a spectacular view. It was built during the Bronze Age and dates [...]
The Tower of London was built at the beginning of the 11th century by William the conqueror. The tower was expanded during the 13th century into the fortified complex that we know today. The Tower was, not only , a royal residence: several kings lived here, especially during turbulent times when the donjon seemed a lot safer than the palace in Westminster. The Tower of London also was a prison famous by it’s prisoners , including Walter Ralegh – kept in the Bloody Tower for 13 years .