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24 September 2009

1870 – Belfast Castle, Co. Antrim

Architect: Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon The Chichesters (later the Donegalls) lived in England as absentee landlords but came to live at Ormeau at the beginning of the nineteenth century. After re-marrying in 1862,...

03 September 2009

1871 – Hluboka Castle, Czech Republic

Architect: Franz Beer / Ferdinand Deworetsky Originally there was a medieval fortress on the site, but over the centuries, various owners reconstructed the castle in the fashionable style of the day. In the...

02 September 2009

1367 – Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

The site of the castle was probably first occupied in the Iron Age, although the first documented record comes from the 6th Century. St. Margaret, the wife of Malcolm III, died in the...

09 June 2009

1899 – Additions to Barochan House, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Architect: Charles Johnston “Our illustrations show extensive additions completed recently from the plans and under the supervision of Mr. Charles S. S. Johnston, architect, of Edinburgh, at Barochan House, Renfrewshire, one of the...

09 June 2009

1892 – Grandtully Castle, Scotland

Architect: Williams, West & Slade

09 June 2009

1283 – Harlech Castle, Wales

Architect: James of St. George Harlech Castle, begun in 1283 by Edward I of England, captured by Owen Glendower, and later the stronghold of Henry Tudor. The castle was originally built next to...

09 June 2009

1284 – Caernarfon Castle, Wales

Architect: James of St. George The town is best known for its great stone castle, built by Edward I of England and consequently seen as a symbol of English domination. Edward’s architect, James...

09 June 2009

1820-45 – Penrhyn Castle, Wales

Architect: Thomas Hopper Originally a medieval fortified manor house, founded by Ednyfed Fychan. In 1438, Ioan ap Gruffudd was granted a licence to crenellate and he founded the stone castle and added a...

09 June 2009

1870s – Castell Coch, Cardiff

Architect: William Burges Castell Coch, or in Welsh, the Red Castle is an elaborately decorated Victorian folly designed by Burges for John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute and built in the 1870s. However,...