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Famous English castle Alnwick plays an important role in the history of that country, medieval Europe and the entire history of castle construction. Read more about its construction, evolution, military sieges it was a part of and the way it survived to modern times.
Château de Chenonceau is one of the most modern Renaissance castles in France, managing to attract 1.3 million visitors each year (second only to Palace of Versailles in Paris). This incredibly beautiful castle was in the center of the French national history ever since it was created, and here you can read all about it.
Highclere Castle is one of the most famous English country houses that started it life as a medieval castle which was later on retrofitted to serve as a palace. Its road through history was long and eventful, and here you can read all about it.
Burg Eltz is one of the best preserved European castles that had a purpose of housing several noble families from central Germany. Built for comfort and exclusivity, this castle is today one of the major tourist attractions from Germany. Read more about its history here.