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Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:31 pm
by stuifzand
Vianden Castle is really impressive. I was passing it when driving through Luxembourg.

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:22 am
by Albatross_Viking
Hammershus on Bornholm in Denmark (sadly just a ruin now) looks quite good..
Not really a castle, but i can´t understand why nobody havde mentioned the chinese wall?

A_V

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:47 pm
by Blueandwhite
Albatross_Viking wrote:Hammershus on Bornholm in Denmark (sadly just a ruin now) looks quite good..
Not really a castle, but i can´t understand why nobody havde mentioned the chinese wall?

A_V


The Great Wall is great but as you mentioned, it isn't a castle. I respect the majesty of the Great Wall but I have a greater fondness for enclosed structures.

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:06 pm
by Albatross_Viking
Im actually in the same opion, blueandwhite.

A_V

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 6:00 pm
by Blego7
Over on MOCpages Professor Eggplant gives us a huge list of the best builders.

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 9:35 pm
by Aliencat
Blego7 wrote:Over on MOCpages Professor Eggplant gives us a huge list of the best builders.

I don't think you've read what this thread was really about before you replied, did you? ;)

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 2:19 pm
by Blego7
Aliencat wrote:
Blego7 wrote:Over on MOCpages Professor Eggplant gives us a huge list of the best builders.

I don't think you've read what this thread was really about before you replied, did you? ;)

Haha my mistake I meant to say castle builders. It follows then that the best castles will come from the best castle builders. Well just to keep the cat in order I will say Estuary Stronghold by Eggy and then Brickistan by Sandy.

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 3:14 pm
by JoshWedin
Blego7 wrote:
Aliencat wrote:
Blego7 wrote:Over on MOCpages Professor Eggplant gives us a huge list of the best builders.

I don't think you've read what this thread was really about before you replied, did you? ;)

Haha my mistake I meant to say castle builders. It follows then that the best castles will come from the best castle builders. Well just to keep the cat in order I will say Estuary Stronghold by Eggy and then Brickistan by Sandy.


I have to back up Aliencat here. You didn't really read what this thread was about did you? Its about real castles.... :D

Josh

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 6:15 pm
by Blego7
HAHAHA!!! woops.... That's one way to start off your cc-career! :oops: So I would say Bodiam Castle in England and then Fortaleza castle in Dominican Republic because it has a really diverse style and is the first castle in the Americas. *goes and cries in corner.

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 7:09 pm
by JoshWedin
Blego7 wrote:*goes and cries in corner.


You can come out of the corner now. Your time out is over. ;)

Josh

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 8:53 pm
by quaraga
well, I like the tower of london. it is easily defended. (plus 2 queens got killed there)

ooh i know the best castles are in George RR Martin's westeros (go Storms end!)
oh or, Brickmoor castle (LEGO)

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:55 pm
by Frank_Lloyd_Knight
I don't think I have visited enough castles in enough countries to make a declaration for one country over another. However, the only castle I have visited that made me feel like I might be stepping into a storybook was Burg Eltz in Germany.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Eltz
http://www.burg-eltz.de/

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:57 pm
by veevers24
I think one of the nicest looking is Bodiam castle, England

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:54 pm
by Jacob C.
Sir Ninja Pilot wrote:I was just wondering which country you guy's think had the greatest castles? (I think France.)

England/Wales would be my first choice.
The castles built by King Edward I are some of the best examples of medieval military architecture.
Beaumaris: http://www.carneycastle.com/Beaumaris/drawing.jpg
Conwy: http://education.gtj.org.uk/storage/Com ... 2571_2.JPG
Rhuddlan: http://education.gtj.org.uk/storage/Com ... 2560_2.JPG

Re: Greatest castles

PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:35 pm
by elwurmogrande
Well there are so many in Europe. But these are among my favourite castles - only 8 of over 10000 in Germany which are still standing. So it is really difficult to make a decision.

Kasselburg/Eifel http://www.burgenwelt.de/kasselburg/kasselburg.htm
Manderscheid/Eifel http://de.academic.ru/pictures/dewiki/66/BurgManderscheid.jpg
Linn/Krefeld http://burgerbe.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/linn2.jpg I visit this castle frequently as it is next to my in-laws :D
Muenzenberg/Wetterau http://www.burgenwelt.de/muenzen/muenzen.htm
Ehrenburg/Mosel http://www.burgen-net.de/moselburgen/ehrenburg/ehrenburg.jpg
Landeck/Pfalz http://www.burgenwelt.de/frameset.htm
And of course Wildenburg, near my home village http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=219630&id=/user_images/29862/12816584131 :D
Runkel/Lahnhttp://www.burgenwelt.de/runkel/runkel.htm