Cragged edges, haunting facades and fascinating back stories, all things that combine to produce the compellingly beautiful ruined castles of England - whose green and pleasant land is veritably pock-marked with such historical sites.
These dramatic vestiges stand as testimony to a history full of conquests and battles, of devastating civil wars and the clashes of kingdoms.
Now, history travel website historvius.com takes us through some of the most picturesque examples of these stunning ruined castles.
kndtloeser said on 1 Thursday 2011 pm30 6:00 pm:
What an amazing review of history. To see these castles makes me wonder what happened in these deserted halls. It is so romantic walking around any of these places. My wife and I visited a ruined castle in France many years ago. It was early in the morning and quite foggy. We were the only ones there. We felt as though we had become part of history. It was so easy to imagine the noises of the castle, the people, the horses and the armour clanking. We spent some time trying to imagine what each room was for. This became one of the most interesting adventures of our lives. If you are in Alsace take the Route de Vin and then the route of Cinq Chateaus (sp) A wonderful way to learn about the country and some history.
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