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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Rennes-le-Château

In this small French village, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene was the parish of 19th-century priest, Bérenger Saunière, who claimed to have found a buried treasure. More than a century later, people continue to search for the treasure.

11190 Aude
France

 
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Round Hill Manor

The opulent mansion was built by America’s wealthiest woman, known as the “Witch of Wall Street.”

307 Smith Neck Rd
South Dartmouth, MA 02748

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Searles Castle

This castle has 40 rooms, 36 fireplaces, 7 stories and even a dungeon-style basement. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it has changed hands several times since Searles’ death in 1920.

389 Main St
Great Barrington, MA 01230

 
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Seward House

The Seward House Museum documents the life of the Secretary of State. The house is preserved with the original furnishings, belongings and artwork that belonged to the Seward family.

33 South St
Auburn, NY 13021

 
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Thrumpton Hall

Dating back to the 16th century, this 300-acre sprawling estate in the rolling hills of Nottinghamshire boasts a magnificent library, and the windows display the coats of arms of the families who once inhabited these halls.

Church Lane, Thrumpton
Nottingham NG11 0AX
United Kingdom

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Tower of London

Standing proudly on the north bank of the River Thames is this iconic fortress. Built in 1066 as a royal residence, it's where the crown jewels are held securely for the monarch.

London EC3N 4AB
United Kingdom

 
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Vanderbilt Museum

Located on the family’s 43-acre estate named the Eagle’s Nest, this museum houses William K. Vanderbilt II’s marine, natural history and ethnographic collections. Visit the museum for a “living tour” where guides bring the home to life.

180 Little Neck Rd
Centerport, NY 11721

 
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Villa Mondragone

Located about 12 miles southeast of Rome, this villa served as a temporary home for a few popes in the 16th and 17th centuries. It’s currently owned by the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

Via Frascati, 51, 00040 Monte Porzio Catone Roma, Italy

 

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