The hundred-year-old castles abandoned in the world

With a date of nearly thousands of years old, some castles were destroyed but still attract a large number of visitors.

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Château d’Alleuze, France

Château d’Alleuze, France

Located 113 km south of the city of Clermont-Ferrand, Château d’Alleuze was built in the 13th century, belonging to the Clermont bishops. During the Hundred Years' War, the building was occupied by a British leader, Bernard de Garlan. He plundered everywhere. In 1405, the locals burned the castle. However, the bishops who own the castle then forced the people to rebuild it according to the original design. The towers were used as a prison for Clermont bishops. Photo: YouTube.
Château-Gaillard, France

Château-Gaillard, France

The castle was built by King Richard I of the United Kingdom and cum Duke of Normandy, located about 96 km northwest of Paris, overlooking the Seine. The building has moats and gates, towering like a stronghold to protect the duchy of Normandy from the French emperor.

Completing the castle in 1198, King Richard I declared: "Even if the walls are made of butter, they will stand still." This is proven by time when 800 years later, the walls surrounding the castle remain.

The weakness of the building lies in other locations. In 1204, the French army broke through the drains of the latrine and lowered bridge, caught the Duke of Normandy. Four centuries later, King Henry IV of France ordered the destruction of the castle. Photos: Michelin Travel Guide.

Ogrodzieniec, Poland

Ogrodzieniec, Poland

While most of Poland's territory is flat, in northwestern Krakow, the Jura plateau is a limestone mountain that adorned by white castles. One of the prominent strongholds is Ogrodizieniec, built in the 16th century. After the fire in 1702, the architecture was quickly destroyed. The Ogrodizieniec and the cluster of 24 other castles on Jura are planned in the national park area and carefully guarded. Photo: Noclegiwpolsce.
Spis Castle, Slovakia

Spis Castle, Slovakia

Located in Kosice region, Spis stands tall on a high rocky mountain which is one of the largest castles in Europe. Its ruins show layers built in the 12th, 15th and 17th centuries. In 1780, the castle became completely deserted after being burned by a fire. So far, the cause of the fire is still a mystery. Many theories suggest that the owner of the castle burned it to reduce taxes. Photo: CBS.
Ballycarbery Castle, Ireland

Ballycarbery Castle, Ireland

In 1652, after Oliver Cromwell's forces occupied, Ballycarbery Castle was destroyed. The remains of the castle are greened walls on the plateau. This place has not been touched by modernity, creating a mysterious historical space, attracting tourists. Photo: JPG Mag.

The hundred-year-old castles abandoned in the world The hundred-year-old castles abandoned in the world Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on August 27, 2019 Rating: 5

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