travel world architecture castles, palaces, and manor houses

I have had the opportunity to visit many different castles, palaces, and manor houses around the world and, like most people, I am fascinated by their history,
both in their architecture and the parts they have played in shaping the world as we know it today.
I have included all three examples of architecture together here because they often share many similar architectural characteristics.
While some of these were more like fortresses and others just personal residences, they often share a common theme of strength, beauty, and utility.

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The ratings shown on these projects are an expression of my own personal tastes and evaluations.
Was the project groundbreaking? Were the spaces inspirational? Was there order and consistently in the design?
How well were the details handled? How was art integrated into the structure? How was the overall experience?


Travel Fanatics Unlimited Ratings:

*****  excellent       ****  very good       ***  average/good       **  poor       *  terrible      


unless otherwise noted all images copyright d. holmes chamberlin jr architect llc


asia

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castles

himeji castle

himeji
japan

*****

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imperial palace

tokyo
japan

***1/2


europe

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achilleion

corfu
greece

****

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arundel

arundel
england uk

****

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bohus castle

sweden

*****

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buckingham palace

london
england

****

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burg eltz

rhineland pfalz
germany

*****

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burg stahleck

bacharach
germany

*****

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castello di riomaggiore

riomaggiore
italy

***
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castle cornet

st peter port england

*****

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castle of mey

north coast
scotland

***1/2

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cecilienhof

potsdam
germany

***1/2

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chateau chenonceau

chenonceaux
france

architects:
de l'orme, bullant

****

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earl's palace

kirkwall
scotland

****

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heidelberg castle

heidelberg
germany

*****

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karnan

helsingborg
sweden

***1/2

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the kremlin

moscow
russia

*****

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linderhof

linderhof
germany

*****

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ludwigsburg palace

ludwigsburg
germany

***

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marksburg castle

braubach
germany

***

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neuschwanstein castle

hohenschwangau
germany

*****

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new palace (potsdam)

potsdam germany

****

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peterhof

st petersburg
russia

*****

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rock of cashel

cashel
ireland

****1/2

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rothenburg castle gardens

rothenburg germany

****

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sanssouci

potsdam
germany

designer/builder:
georg weneslaus von knobelsdorff

****

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schloss hohenschwangau

hohenschwangau
germany

***1/2

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schonbrunn palace

vienna
austria

architects:
johann bernhard fischer von erlach
nicolo pacassi


****

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schweriner schloss

schwerin
germany

***1/2

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stockholm royal palace

stockholm
****

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topkapi

instanbul
turkey

****

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windsor castle

windsor
england

****


north america

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hearst castle

san simeon
california

architect:
julia morgan

*****


south america

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castles

palacio federal

caracas
venezuela

***1/2




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