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Caste Howard:  North Yorkshire, England. Location of the classic TV series Brideshead Revisited.

Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, 15 miles north of York. One of the grandest private residences in Britain, most of it was built between 1699 and 1712 for the Earl of Carlisle, to a design by Sir John Vanbrugh.

Quinta da Regaleira is an estate located near the historic center of Sintra, Portugal. It consists of a palace and chapel, and a park featuring lakes, grottoes, wells, benches,  & fountains. The palace was also known as "Palace of Monteiro the Millionaire", from the nickname of its first owner, António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro. After being closed up for many years, it was aquired by the Sintra Town Hall & opened to the public.

Portugal - Quinta da Regaleira is an estate located near the historic center of Sintra, Portugal. It consists of a palace and chapel, and a park featuring lakes, gardens, etc.

Medieval Walls - Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France | Learn more about French travel and culture at www.talkinfrench.com

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Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Akron (Ohio)

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Akron (Ohio) We just loved it at Christmas time!

Ochiltree Castle,  East Ayrshire, Scotland.༺✿༺   Ochiltree Castle meaning: "the lofty dwelling-place". The ancient barony of Ochiltree belonged to the family of Colville, who were Normans, that came to Scotland, about 1174.

Ochiltree Castle, West Lothian, Scotland, previously: Uchiltre (the high town or…

Hardwick Hall - I'd love to cover my walls in tapestries

The Devoted Classicist: Hardwick Hall and the Cavendish Dynasty. The High Great Chamber was originally a dining room for Bess, Countess of Shrewsbury. The canopy and chairs were commissioned by her grandson, the second earl.

Castello Mafredonico, Mussomeli (Mussumeli in Sicilian), Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy....    http://www.castlesandmanorhouses.com/photos.htm    ....     The Chiaramonte Castle (Castello Mafredonico), was built in 1370 in Norman-Gothic style. It stands on a high crag at 778 metres, 2 km outside the town. It has halls, dungeons and torture cells, and a chapel with a alabaster depicting the Madonna dell Catena (1516).

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Castello Mafredonico (Chiaramonte Castle), Mussomeli, province of Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy

Palazzo Vecchio, Florence Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of Florence, was given several names in accordance with the varying use of the palace during its long history. Michelangelo’s David al…

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Royal Palace, PalermoThe Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), is the oldest royal residence in Europe.