8. Sip on a craft cocktail in a sun-flooded pub at Stokesay Castle, a fortress inspired by a 13th century castle in England
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"There is a clear figure that, from the clothing and the shoulder pads, looks like someone wearing medieval dress."
Picture the rolling green hills of the Irish countryside. Now envision a narrow lane winding through meadows of Queen Anne's lace and wavy foxtail grass, arriving at an iron gate that leads to a tranquil enclave of stone cottages amidst lush gardens. This is Ballilogue.
Because you can't spend your entire European vacation visiting -- or sleeping in -- every single castle or palace, we narrowed your medieval bucket list down to the continent's (and UK's) coolest 14.
10 Unbelievable Dream Closets Corridor Pin, Blue, 1999, one of the famous collaborative sculptures by Coosje van Bruggen
Travel back in time by planning a stay at a castle bed and breakfast, where your fairy tale dreams are sure to come true. The following castles offer rooms and suites for rent within ancient, fortified walls -- among rolling vineyards, medieval towns and landscaped lawns.
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From a ship graveyard in Mauritania to a picturesque 16th century Italian village, we can't help but be mesmerized by these mysterious and beautiful abandoned places around the world.
Last night, we decided to escape the heat of the city by leaving Paris for the evening, and it worked -- the temperature was actually a bit lower in the countryside, a relief after a hard day's heat wave.
I shoulder my pack and begin the hike upwards. Stopping at an overview I feel like I've been slipped a mild tranquilizer. I swallow a set of tears. Is it the wind, or the view? The air is the freshest I've ever breathed, a salt wash for the soul.
It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.
These six historic hotels are all housed within former castles, and thus exude a regal vibe from the awe-inspiring facades to the antique-filled interiors.