Tag Archive: castles

Major £13m project will transform Norwich Castle’s keep

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It is one of the great historic centrepieces of the city, and over the next few years an ambitious project is aiming to transform Norwich Castle keep and give visitors the chance to step back in time to the world of the Norman kings. Called Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England, the £13m four-year project…

Medieval Desktop: Castle Wallpaper Collection

Standing majestic over the countryside castles excite the imagination. Once bustling with activity they now stand empty. But their stone walls still have stories to tell, stories of knights, kings, sieges and war. Now you can have your own castle, well at least on your desktop. Seek out the castle that appeals to your inner…

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The Rock of Cashel, Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland

It’s that time of year again. You know when there are no more pages left in the calendar. It seems weird to be entering 2014…sounds like the future! This year you can help support Medieval Archives and score a beautiful castle calendar! (Or any calendar for that matter). If you buy a calendar, book or…

Battle Castle Trailer: Crac des Chevaliers

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Our friends at Battle Castle have released the trailer for the first episode of the series. And as you probably guessed by the title it features Crac des Chevaliers! For those who are unfamiliar with Crac des Chevaliers, it is one of the best preserved medieval castles in the world. Located in Syria it sits…

Medieval Castles in 3D

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The good folks over at Battle Castle have outdone themselves! First they create a show about medieval castles, then they give us great medieval recipes to enjoy and today they released over 60 pictures of the castles. But not just any pictures, these are in 3D! (click on the pictures to embiggen them) All you…

Castles of Europe Windows 7 Theme, now with pictures

I have had several questions about the names and locations of the castles in the Castles of Europe Windows 7 theme. Below are the 21 castles included in the theme as well as there names and locations. The original post: Castle of Europe Windows 7 Theme post. Download the Castles of Europe Windows 7 Theme…

Castles of Europe Windows 7 theme

Update: The updated post for the Castles of Europe Theme can be found here –> Castles of Europe Windows 7 Theme, now with pictures. It includes pictures of all 21 castles as well as their names and locations. ~The Archivist This theme contains 21 pictures of castles form across Europe. I have it installed on…

Britannica Knights and Castles app

Britannica Kids: Knights and Castles conveys the grandeur and pageantry of that bygone era with a rich combination of imagery, games and fact-packed articles from Britannica’s editors. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 08, 2011 The pomp and pageantry of the Middle Ages comes back to life in the newest education app from Encyclopaedia Britannica Kids. Britannica…

International Travelers Name Castle-Hopping in Wales the #1 Activity in Britain

International travelers have selected touring castles in Wales as the most popular of 18 travel experiences that can only be found in Britain. 10,000 people in 20 countries were surveyed by VisitBritain for the 2010 Nation Brands Index. 34% of participants would like to visit castles in Wales, making it the most frequently chosen response….

Chirk Castle’s medieval guards appeal

It may be 700 years since the last major recruitment drive but custodians of a castle near Wrexham are looking for medieval soldiers. Chirk Castle keepers have appealed for more volunteers to swell the ranks of guards who dress up to greet visitors. Joanne Jones, a visitors’ manager, said: “We’re looking for enthusiastic people who…

The Cathar castles of Languedoc

In southern France, in the region of Languedoc, castles and walled cities stand on high promontories and rocky outcrops along the Cathar castle trail which takes us on journey of discovery back to the middle ages and the Catholic crusade against this heretical sect. Tired of the angry criticism and growing influence of the Cathars,…

Conservation Of Medieval Town Wall Nears Completion

Conservation work on one of Ireland’s most historic town walls is almost complete, Limerick County Council announced today. The local authority, through a grant from the Irish Walled Towns Network, has been carrying out the work on a 125m length of the medieval town wall in Kilmallock since earlier this year. Similar works to a…

Medieval Archives Podcast: Episode 09 – Chillingham Castle

Fortress Friday During the month of October Fortress Friday will be exploring the paranormal. Throughout Europe there are stories of ghost sightings and strange occurrences. In a 6-part series we will look at some of the most haunted Castles in Europe. The fifth castle in our series is Chillingham Castle. Situated on the northern border…

Challenges of Castle Ownership

The idea of welcoming dinner guests across a drawbridge may be romantic, but if your home is a European castle, the maintenance costs can be daunting. When Malcolm Goodbody heard that the 15th-century, 230-square-meter Dunsandle Castle in County Galway, Ireland, and its surrounding 20 forested hectares were up for sale, he knew he had to…

New US Embassy Adopts Defenses From Middle Ages

A US embassy is expected to extend the welcoming hand of democracy—while maintaining a 30-meter zone of blast protection. Such was the challenge facing KieranTimberlake when the architectural firm entered a State Department competition to design a new embassy on the banks of the Thames in London. Its winning plan, to be built by 2017,…