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A castle (from Latin: castellum) is a type of fortified structure built in Europe and the Middle East during the Middle Ages by European or Muslim nobility or royalty and by military orders. Scholars debate the scope of the word castle, but usually consider it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or noble. This is distinct from a palace, which is not fortified; from a fortress, which was not always a residence for royalty or nobility; and from a fortified settlement, which was a public defence – though there are many similarities among these types of construction. Usage of the term has varied over time and has been applied to structures as diverse as hill forts and country houses. Over the approximately 900 years that castles were built, they took on a great many forms with many different features, although some, such as curtain walls and arrowslits, were commonplace. A European innovation, castles originated in the 9th and 10th centuries, after the fall of the Carolingian Empire resulted in its territory being divided among individual lords and princes. These nobles built castles to control the area immediately surrounding them and the castles were both offensive and defensive structures; they provided a base from which raids could be launched as well as protection from enemies. Although their military origins are often emphasised in castle studies, the structures also served as centres of administration and symbols of power. Urban castles were used to control the local populace and important travel routes, and rural castles were often situated near features that were integral to life in the community, such as mills, fertile land, or a water source. Many castles were originally built from earth and timber, but had their defences replaced later by stone.
the castle at the top - the castle at the top, among the trees in autumn colors
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the castle at the top

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Lisbon, Portugal - Lisbon, Portugal - this is a beautiful place.
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Lisbon, Portugal

Added 12 days ago by Julios

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Abbey in Ireland. - Kylemore Abbey in Ireland.
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Abbey in Ireland.

Added 12 days ago by Zeta

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Castle on the lake. - I do not know where, but nice. Maybe someone will help?
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Castle on the lake.

Added 2 weeks ago by Zeta

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Roman Bridge - Roman Bridge in Cordoba
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Roman Bridge

Added 2 weeks ago by Elizabeth

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Wawel castle. - Always beautiful and majestic.
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Wawel castle.

Added 2 weeks ago by Zeta

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Castle on the Loire. - Chenonceau castle on the Loire.
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Castle on the Loire.

Added 3 weeks ago by Zeta

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Beautiful Milan - Milan is a beautiful landscape
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Beautiful Milan

Added 3 weeks ago by Mala

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Castle ruins - remains of a former castle
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Castle ruins

Added 3 weeks ago by ZENEK

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Czocha Castle. - This is where the Witcher was filmed. I do not really associate this castle with a movie ...
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Czocha Castle.

Added 3 weeks ago by Zeta

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Castle of Moszna. - Moszna Castle in the Opole region.
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Castle of Moszna.

Added 3 weeks ago by Zeta

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Krasiczyn. - Castle in Krasiczyn.
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Krasiczyn.

Added 4 weeks ago by Zeta

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Ludwig Bavarian Castle. - Neuschwanstein in Bavaria. Germany.
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Ludwig Bavarian Castle.

Added 4 weeks ago by Zeta

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Książ castle - Książ castle in the autumn edition
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Książ castle

Added 4 weeks ago by Agul

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Neuschwanstein Castle - Neuschwanstein Castle in Bawari
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Neuschwanstein Castle

Added month ago by ha ha

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Miniature of the castle - A miniature of the castle in Strysza Buda
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Miniature of the castle

Added month ago by ha ha

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Beautiful Lower Silesia - Beautiful Lower Silesia - Czocha Castle
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Beautiful Lower Silesia

Added month ago by Agul

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view with the castle - view with the castle in Kliczków
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view with the castle

Added month ago by Agul

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Książ Castle - beautiful castle of prince
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Książ Castle

Added month ago by ilona

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Castle in Kwidzyn. - The construction of the castle began in the fourteenth century. And in the foreground, it's the
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Castle in Kwidzyn.

Added month ago by Zeta

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Ogrodzieniec. - One of the fortresses on the Eagles' Nests Trail in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. Apparently
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Ogrodzieniec.

Added month ago by Zeta

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outbuilding in gołuchów - An annexe in Gołuchów
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outbuilding in gołuchów

Added month ago by jac

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Palace in Pławniowice. - Palace in Pławniowice. You do not know your ...
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Palace in Pławniowice.

Added month ago by Zeta

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Castle in Bobolice. - A bit like from a medieval story.
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Castle in Bobolice.

Added month ago by Zeta

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Castle in Moszna. - Castle in Moszna. Built in the eighteenth century.
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Castle in Moszna.

Added month ago by Zeta

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Peles Castle in Romania. - Peles Castle in the Eastern Carpathians in Romania.
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Peles Castle in Romania.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Dracula's castle. - Dracula's castle in Transylvania, Romania.
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Dracula's castle.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Monastery in Sejny. - This is the monastery in Sejny. The previous one was in Supraśl.
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Monastery in Sejny.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Monastery in Sejny. - Podominikanski Monastery, where you can go on vacation.
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Monastery in Sejny.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Majestic Malbork. - It makes an impression on every side. From the inside too.
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Majestic Malbork.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Fortress in Pskov. - Fortress in Pskov. Russia.
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Fortress in Pskov.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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sunset - sunset castle hill
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sunset

Added 2 months ago by Elizabeth

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Castle near the lake. - Castle by the emerald lake.
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Castle near the lake.

Added 2 months ago by Grażyna

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Fortress on the Danube. - Remains of the fortress on the Danube.
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Fortress on the Danube.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Palace in Ranis. - Palace in Ranis. Germany.
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Palace in Ranis.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Castle in Wasserburg. - Castle in Wasserburg. Germany.
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Castle in Wasserburg.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Orthodox. - Orthodox church by the river at sunset.
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Orthodox.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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