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    Best castles to explore

    Castle Tioram The ruins of Castle Tioram, which means “dry castle,” sit majestically on a tidal island in Loch Moidart in the Highlands, giving it control of surrounding waterways, including the River Shiel. It was the traditional home of the Clan MacDonald. Because Castle Tioram is falling apart, the castle is closed to visitors, but it is possible to visit the island at low tide. Urquhart Castle Urquhart Castle, that overlooks Loch Ness, contains a bloody history as the site of clan wars and British invasions that went on for five hundred years. It played a outstanding role in the fight for Scottish independence in the fourteenth century. The castle lies in ruins currently, Although it absolutely was once one amongst Scotland’s largest medieval fortresses. The traveler center contains a massive assortment of artifacts found on castle grounds. Brodie…

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    Gravity Defying Homes around the World

    Cactus House, Rotterdam, Netherlands The Cactus House in Rotterdam within the Netherlands takes its name from its odd shape instead of from the presence of succulent plants. The irregular shape is designed to allow each room to maximize natural sunlight. The odd-sized slabs of concrete additionally enable giant terraces for gardening and for outdoor living. Floating Castle, Ukraine With its single cantilever support, the Floating Castle house in Ukraine seems to be in close danger of tilting over, or maybe collapse. Supposedly the structure was built as a bunker for mineral fertilizers. Yet, its look makes it a suitable backdrop or main setting for a futuristic science fiction feature. Mushroom…

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    Most Beautiful Chateaus in France

    Although the word chateau is most frequently translated as castle in English it most often means palace or manor house in the French language. For example, the notable Chateau de Versailles doesn’t bear any resemblance to a castle, therefore it’s renowned in English as the Palace of Versailles. Evena lot of confusingly is that the most famous castle in the foremost notable castle in France is named the Palais des Papes, set in Avignon. There are thousands of chateaus in France starting from ruins to elaborate estates. A number of the foremost visited French chateaus embody those set within the South of France and within the Loire Valley, favored for…