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Fort Barrancas

Fort Barrancas

There are, of course, no castles in the United States. But old military forts often have many of the features of medieval castles. This can be seen in the fortifications around Berwick-upon-Tweed in the North-East of England–fortifications which are more recent than the era of castle building. These sort of features can be seen in…

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Carreg Cennan

Carreg Cennan Castle

One of the most spectacular and romantic of all British castles has to be Carreg Cennan, in Wales. I still remember my first glimpse of Carreg Cennan, having driven West from relatives in Swansea, until suddenly we saw these amazing ruins on top of a daunting looking peak. Most of the castles in Wales were…

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