Presenting Castles of Europe

The enormous Caerphiily Castle in Wales.
Europe's landscape is riddled with the remains of ancient structures that have served to house and defend seats of royalty. They range from a few crumbled walls to standing structures with rooms, hallways and staircases. And the exploration these varied vestiges range tremendously in experience.
The remains of Ch√Ęteau d'Engelbourg, France, featuring a section of toppled tower.
Examples of these diverse relics have been collected from travels to Ireland, Romania, Scotland, Belgium, Wales, Luxembourg, France, England, Switzerland and Germany.
I approach the concept of basic castle exploration by placing examples into one of four categories: castles that have been renovated into hotels, tourist attractions, structures protected by a National Trust and what I call "wild ruins" - sometimes very intact and located in the woods, on a hill or in a growing field. Typically these are more difficult to access, but I consider them to be the gold ring.

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Click here to view a 9 minute 26 second promo for this presentation. Submitted as a brief overview, this video covers about half the sites and omits most detail.

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Presenting Castles of Europe