Castle Secrets & Legends

Castle Secrets & Legends Travel Guide

On a rocky outcrop in central Germany stands the forbidding ruins of a monstrous castle where a scientist conducted a series of sinister experiments. Hidden within one of England's most famous country manors ...

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Fort Royal

In 17th-century France, a single prisoner was locked up in this fortress and forced to wear an iron mask. Visit the museum inside the fort to see his cell, as well as items recovered from ancient shipwrecks.

Ile Ste Marguerite, France

 
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Gradara Castle

A fortress on a hill, Gradara Castle and the town surrounding it are enclosed by 2 city walls. But despite its imposing appearance, the castle and its grounds are open for guided tours and cultural events.

Piazza V Novembre, 1, 61012 Gradara Pesaro e Urbino, Italy

 
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Hammond Castle

Within the walls of Hammond Castle, a bizarre experiment was conducted in an effort to prove that ESP, or extrasensory perception, is real. Today, visitors can take a self-guided tour of the 1920s mansion’s many rooms.

80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930

 
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Highclere Castle

Located west of London, Highclere Castle just happens to be the set of the hit series Downton Abbey. But it also harbors a secret: Stored in its recesses is a collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts from the tomb of King Tut.

Highclere Park, Newbury
West Berkshire RG20 9RN
United Kingdom

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Karlsruhe Castle

Built in 1715, this ancient castle sits at the center of the city with 32 streets radiating out from it, like spokes on a wheel, and was the seat of power for the Grand Dukes of Baden.

Schloßbezirk 10, 76131
Karlsruhe,Germany

 
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Lyndhurst

The Lyndhurst estate sits on 67 acres by the Hudson River. The estate was last owned by railroad tycoon, Jay Gould, who was known as the “Wizard of Wall Street.”

635 S Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591

 
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Marble House

Marble House, named for its 500,000 cubic feet of marble, is now a National Historic Landmark and continues to be a hallmark of wealth in America.

596 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840

 
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Morris-Jumel Mansion

In Manhattan sits this Palladian-style manor inspired by ancient Greek temples. The mansion is preserved as a museum, but in its heyday, it served as George Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

65 Jumel Terrace
New York, NY 10032

 

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