Category: castle

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Viborg castle

  • The first version of castle was allegedly built by Tyrgils Knutsson and his crusading forces in the 13th century. Nowadays many scholars don’t buy this story anymore since there is evidence that Knutsson – a high ranking Swedish official – was actually in Stockholm during the third crusade to Finland (if that ever took place). Be that as it may the castle and the city of Viborg first established and then, during the following decades, consolidated Swedish power in a so called “Quarrell land” (a region in eastern Finland that both the Swedes and Novgorod" were interested in).
  • And btw, I’ve been to Viborg several times and to me tower is nowadays somehow far too white. But on the other hand it"s great that historicsl buildings are reataured in Viborg.
  • Viburg, July 2018

They are offering a 50% discount on entry toda…

They are offering a 50% discount on entry today until 11am. 50%!!! 😱 #medieval #sunshinecoast #castle #bargain #special #specialdeal #50%

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Did you know that in England in the Middle Age…

Did you know that in England in the Middle Ages there were over 1700 castles built? Not all are still standing today of course and most are in various state of ruin. Here is one such castle, in Canterbury. A lot of people are not very aware of it bough in the Middle Ages is was a very important center of county administration and justice. #medieval #canterbury #castle #england #history #middleages #ilovecastles #castles #castlesofinstagram
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archaicwonder: Dunlough Castle, County Cork, I…

archaicwonder:

Dunlough Castle, County Cork, Ireland

Dunlough Castle (aka Three Castles) sits on top of the cliffs at the most western part of the Mizen Peninsula. It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean from the extreme southwest point of Ireland. On the other side of the castle is the man-made Dunlough Lake. Founded in 1207 by Donagh O’Mahony, Dunlough is one of the oldest Norman castles in southern Ireland. The O’Mahonys lived there peacefully and in other nearby castles for the next 400 years, earning their living primarily from fishing and related industries. After the Battle of Kinsale in 1601, their fortunes declined and by 1627 the castle had passed into loyalist hands. It was probably abandoned not long after that.

The castle is allegedly haunted by some of the O’Mahonys, many of whom met a terrible fate, dying by either murder or suicide and because of this, it is said that a drop of blood drips from the towers every day. Another legend says that if someone sees the spectral “white lady” of the nearby Dunlough Lake their death soon follow.

Click here to see aerial footage of Dunlough Castle.

It’s getting close to the end off the cooler w…

It’s getting close to the end off the cooler weather in these parts so if you like your medieval a bit more temperate than sub tropical, this weekend is one of your last chances for this year. Come along and visit me at Sunshine Castle. #medieval #sunshine #castle #sunshinecoast #blibli #maroochydore #queensland #weekends

Castle day coming up this weekend. You’ll be e…

Castle day coming up this weekend. You’ll be entertained and educated. Lots to see and do so come along. See you there! #medieval #castle #sirjustyn #fun #education #history #entertainment #middleages #knights #kings

artist-courbet: Chateau du Chillon, Gustave C…

artist-courbet:

Chateau du Chillon, Gustave Courbet

Medium: oil,canvas

It sure is a nice day to up in a castle tower….

It sure is a nice day to up in a castle tower. #medieval #castle #tower #brightday #sunshinecoast #sun #warm

Doing our morning rounds. #medieval #castle #k…

Doing our morning rounds. #medieval #castle #kids

Father and daughter team in action again at Su…

Father and daughter team in action again at Sunshine Castle. She calls the artistic direction shots when she’s on shift. No brothers today, just Dad and daughter time which I think is super important. All kids need some one on one time with their parents. #medieval #fatheranddaughter #girlpower #lifeisgood #blessed #castle #littlepeople