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  Conwy Castle
The castle was an important part of King Edward I's plan of surrounding Wales in "an iron ring of castles" to subdue the rebellious population.
Castle and town walls were all built in a frenzied period of activity between 1283-87, a tremendous achievement in which up to 1,500 craftsmen and labourers were involved during peak periods.
This was the heart of the castle, the area occupied by the private apartments of the king and queen.
www.castlewales.com /conwy.html   (2066 words)

 Castle Towns
Although constructed primarily as defended residences for provincial lords (daimyo) and their retainers, castle towns necessarily became local administrative headquarters through which political authority was channeled from the shogun's citadel in Edo (now Tokyo) to all parts of the Japanese countryside.
At the center of the castle town, often situated on a prominent mound or small hill, was the castle itself.
The individual layout of each castle town was determined ultimately by the limitations of local topography and by the whim of the daimyo lord.
hkuhist2.hku.hk /nakasendo/castletn.htm   (1057 words)

 Castle town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A castle town is a town or city built adjacent to or surrounding a castle.
Many large towns and cities in Japan were originally created as castle towns.
Castle towns are also common in Medieval Europe, where towns would form around ancient Roman fortresses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Castle_town   (125 words)

 Town and Castle, Riegersburg
The castle is first recorded in the 12th C. In the 13th C. there were two castles here on the plateau, to the north Burg Kronegg and to the south, lower down, Burg Leichtenegg, which was demolished in 1648.
Coming from the town the castle is entered from the south, on a rocky path defended by seven gates and numerous bastions.
The castle proper encloses two arcaded courtyards, in the inner one of which attention is drawn to a fountain with an artistically carved canopy.
www.planetware.com /riegersburg/town-and-castle-a-n-rie.htm   (350 words)

 Castle town of Heroes of Might and Magic III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The inner yards of Castle towns were filled with noise of soldiers and knights training in the art of killing.
It was known that they shed the robes of the druid clan and didn't want to be called this way anymore, but undoubtedly they kept all their knowledge of energy accumulation and these powerful blasts they were known to shoot with.
In all Castle towns the speciall high stone towers were built for the Griffins.
ancienthomeofdragon.homestead.com /Castle.html   (1218 words)

 Castle Of Good Hope
Built by the Dutch in 1666 after arrival, the Castle was erected as a 5 pointed star on the foreshore of Cape Town.
The main entrance to the Castle bears many reminders of the nearly one and a half centuries of VOC presence at the Cape.
The Castle of Good Hope was built in accordance with 17th century European principles of fortification comprising strong bastions from which the outside walls could be protected by cross-fire.
www.places.co.za /html/ct_castle.html   (459 words)

 Caernarfon Castle
The castle was intended to and capable of accommodating the household of the king's eldest son (created Prince of Wales under Edward I), with his council, family and guests also in attendance.
As mentioned before, this was as the castle was intended as the capital of a new dominion, and a palace for the dynasty of the new Prince of Wales.
The king's son, Edward of Caernarfon, was born in 1284 and henceforward the castle must have been seen as the palace of a new dynasty of princes.
www.castlewales.com /caernarf.html   (2091 words)

 Leerdam Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Leerdam Castle was built on the confluence of two small rivers; the Linge and the Leede, probably somewhere in the 11th or 12th century.
It was a real town castle and formed the south western corner of the town defences although it was separated from the town by a small moat.
Parts of the outer castle walls were rebuilt to form new city walls but the castle itself was never rebuilt and its remains fell to ruin.
www.castles.nl /ld/ld.html   (289 words)

 Virtual Karak Resources Project: Historical Study   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The town and castle are located on a plateau approximately 850m in length, at the south end of which is the massive castle.
The castle itself has been separated from the town and the hill to the south by means of deep man-made ditches.
While the castle was besieged on numerous occasions, it was not stormed by force of arms until the nineteenth century.
www.vkrp.org /studies/historical/town-castle   (922 words)

 Castle Town
Castle towns retain the spirit of the Knight castle from Heroes II - cheap and relatively easy to obtain troops.
The one difference is that they are no longer weak; creatures from the Castle town are among the strongest in the game.
With the absence of the lowly peasant, low level troops from this town are a force to be reckoned with.
members.tripod.com /~kristo605/heroes3/castle.html   (469 words)

 Conway Castle
The Castle, town and walls were all built in a "frenzied" period of just four years, begun in 1283, in a tremendous achievement, considering how laborious construction was during the dark ages, and 1,500 craftsmen and laborers, completed all three by 1287.
The town’s walls were the outermost defence of the royal castle, each of the twenty one Towers served as a "circuit breaker", cutting off attackers allowing them to be slain by the Tower’s guards.
In the castle’s inner ward were the King’s private apartments, doubly defended by the town walls and the garrison’s outer ward, the inner ward’s towers still contained guarded turrets on top for protection of the royals.
www.hauntedcastlesandhotels.com /Wales/Conway.htm   (1507 words)

 Armonk Town Page (Zip Code: 10504) - Westchester Towns, Westchester County, NY
The Town of North Castle comprises approximately 26 square miles and is situated at the narrow waist of Westchester County.
The Town of North Castle is divided into three distinct geographic areas: North White Plains, Armonk, and the Eastern District, the hamlet of Banksville.
North Castle's name is said to derive from a barrier built by the Mohican people to protect themselves from enemy attacks which stood on the hillside now occupied by the international headquarters of I.B.M. Corporation.
www.westchestertowns.com /php/towns/Town0066.html   (849 words)

 Castle City - Montana Ghost Town
There is a road running through the middle of town, offering many nice views of town, along with several of it's buildings.
She came to Castle to open a restaurant determined to lead a lady-like existence.
Castle began to go down hill when silver was demonetized in 1893.
www.ghosttowns.com /states/mt/castlecity.html   (265 words)

 Rhodes Town:Knights Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The castle was intended to protect the knights and travelers and any accessories the knights and travelers had.
The town was built in the gothic style, protected by the outer wall of the castle and my guidebook claims it is in the same style as Avignon.
The castle does not follow a grid like plan, more a circular plan where all roads lead to the pace of the Grand Masters, which was the secondary stronghold and place where the order met.
home.comcast.net /~vagabondtraveler/photos/rhodes/castle   (325 words)

 Town of Castle Rock - Police Homepage
Castle Rock Police Department and Municipal Court at 100 Perry Street is a state-of-the-art public safety facility completed in March of 2000 and is designed to help our officers and staff provide exceptional service to our residents.
The Castle Rock Police Department enforces the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons.
It is not the role of the department to legislate, to render legal judgment or to punish.
www.ci.castlerock.co.us /SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=26   (333 words)

 Castle Rock Colorado Real Estate
Castle Rock is almost exactly between the the Denver Tech Center (DTC) and Colorado Springs, which makes it attractive to commuters to both cities.
The attraction of Castle Rock is its location, growing population, and of course, the views and spectacular sunsets.
The town is managed by a town council and manager form of government and is considered a home-rule community.
www.relocate-america.com /states/CO/cities/castlero.htm   (512 words)

 New Castle Chamber of Commerce, New Castle, Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Samuel Wraith was superintendent of one of the large mines in the area and he renamed the town "New Castle" after his birthplace "Newcastle", a town in England famous for their coal mines.
The Town has now extended its boundaries several times by way of annexation and is now, according to the Denver Post and Associated Press, "the fastest growing community on the Western Slope".
Located within town limits are three parks, the largest of which includes picnic facilities, playground equipment, restrooms, boat ramp, and handicap access to the Colorado River for fishing.
www.newcastlechamber.org /history   (875 words)

 Kenilworth Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Castle Road will be closed from 5.15 and there is no parking at the castle, only at the in-town car parks.
The abbey was dissolved, with the dissolution of the monasteries, in 1538.
After the Civil War, and the loss of the castle and its royal patronage, the people of the town were reduced to a period of relative poverty.
www.cv81pl.freeserve.co.uk /kenilworth.htm   (3121 words)

 Japanese castles
The need for castles arouse after the central government's authority had weakened in the 15th century and Japan had fallen into the chaotic era of warring states (sengoku jidai).
Unlike the earlier castles, they were built in the plains or on small hills in the plains, where they served as a region's administrative and military headquarters, and became the centers of "castle towns".
In the town around the castle, the samurai were residing.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2296.html   (508 words)

 Matsumoto Castle, Nagano
This historic castle is an original construction, and one of the 4 castles in Japan to be listed as national treasures - the others being Himeji, Inuyama, and Hikone.
Formerly called Fukashi Castle, it was a branch castle of the Ogasawara family during the long period of the warring states.
Some visitors find the castle slightly claustrophobic, but as the internal walls have been removed and the numerous holes in the outer wall let in natural light, it is nothing compared to what is must have been.
yamasa.org /japan/english/destinations/nagano/matsumotojou.html   (2752 words)

 Town of North Castle - Town Life - Historical Society
The Indians of North Castle were the SIWANOYS, who belonged to the Wappinger Confederacy, and were part of the Algonkian-speaking group.
In 1701 England’s King William III gave his favorite courtiers the Middle Patent (now the eastern part of North Castle) and the West Patent (now the western section).
North Castle’s name is derived from an Indian encampment located on the hill where the IBM Corporation World Headquarters stands today.
www.northcastleny.com /life_history.htm   (122 words)

 Barnard Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Barnard Castle is the administrative centre of the Teesdale district of County Durham.
The impressive castle was founded by the Normans shortly after the conquest, but enjoyed its heyday under Bernard de Bailleul during the latter half of the 12th century.
The castle passed into the hands of the Balliol family (of which the Scottish king, John Balliol, was the most important member), and then into the possession of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Barnard_Castle   (622 words)

 - South West Shropshire Tourist Information
We are currently conducting a survey of people who have visited us in the past; it takes about 10 seconds to complete so if you have been to the area before we would like you to tell us what you thought of your visit - >> Click Here << to go to the survey form.
Bishop's Castle and Clun, South Shropshire are in an area of outstanding beauty and tranquility.
The two main centres for visitors are: Bishop's Castle and Clun.
www.bishopscastle.co.uk /tourism   (229 words)

 Birr Town - Birr Castle Demesne
It was also reputed to have been used as a mass rock, during the period of Irish history when the Catholic religion of the native people was suppressed and religious ceremonies were held in the open air.
This is a cannon captured from the Russian army in 1855, during the Crimean war and presented to the town of Birr.
This was founded in 1820 and John Wesley often visited the town, sometimes preaching in the open air.
www.birrcastle.com /birrTown.asp   (698 words)

 The King of Town's Castle - Homestar Runner Wiki
The King of Town's Castle is the home of The King of Town and his servants.
The castle used to look much different than it does today, with a large smiling face for the entrance, a tongue for a drawbridge and a moat.
Although it is unlikely the face and tongue still exist nowadays, the castle's front entrance hasn't been shown recently so their current existence is unconfirmed.
www.hrwiki.org /index.php/King_of_Town's_Castle   (370 words)

 Stafford Town - Stafford Castle
Motte and bailey earthworks surmounted by remains of later castles.
The photograph above not only shows the castle's pretty side, but also shows off the recently laid gravel road which was put in place to aid the paying customer to the recent council backed acting event held in the grounds of this ancient monument.
This rearward shot of the castle is almost never published in beautification brochures or promos.
www.staffordtown.co.uk /castlec.html   (287 words)

The Town of Castle Rock is a booming community located in Douglas County midway between Denver and Colorado Springs.
Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in Castle Rock- including outdoor parks and a new skate park, golf courses, wide open space and the International PGA tournament.
As the county seat, Castle Rock boasts a quality of life that is hard to come by for many other metropolitan communities.
www.castlerock.org /relocation_guide.asp?page=quality_of_life   (344 words)

 Hoernersburg Lego Castle Tour - Castle and Keep
The gatehouse is a complex of towers, bridges, and barriers built to protect the castle’s entrance.
Because there is a shortage of cutlery, and people have bad teeth, most castle food is mashed to a pulp in the castle kitchen.
On the roof of the castle is a Mangonel (or small catapult) used to hurl missiles through the air at river boots trying to evade paying tolls to the Baron.
members.rcin.net /hoernersburg/LegoCastleKeepTour.htm   (2463 words)

 W. J. Castle - Burford Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
To approach Burford from the south is to be confronted with one of the finest views of any ancient market town in the country.
Burford was the first Cotswold town to be granted a charter, some time before 1107, and a Merchant Guild was formed.
Burford flourished as a market town; the Cotswolds were renowned throughout Europe in the Middle Ages for sheep and wool, and Burford was strategically placed for the transport of merchandise to air points of the compass.
www.castlebutchers.co.uk /burford/burford_town.htm   (364 words)

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