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40You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at from page 39SaxonyColditz CastleColditz, Saxony Tel:	+49 34381 43777 Fax:	+49 34381 43788 Web: Medieval Castle and museum, and World War 11 prisoner of war camp for allied officers, known as “Colditz Escape Academy”. Guided tours in English on reservationHungaryRoyal Palace Gödöllö2100 Gödöllö Grassalkovich Kastély Tel:	+36/28 410-124 Web: 20 km from Budapest. Visit to the former Summer-Residence of Queen Elisabeth (Sissi) in Gödöllö ( the second largest baroque chateau of the world) The 18C Castle is set in 71 acres of parklandIrelandCo. ClareBunratty CastleTel:	+353 61 360788 Fax:	+353 61 361020 BunrattyThe Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425, restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour. The Bunratty Collection features over 450 items of medieval furniture and artifacts. Within the grounds, Bunratty Folk Park 19th century life is vividly recreated. Set on 26 acres, the impressive park features over 30 buildings in a ‘living’ village and rural setting.CorkBlarney CastleTel:	+353 21 4385252 Em: Kiss the Blarney stone and according to tradition, you are given the gift of magical eloquence. The Castle is a 15C “tower house”ItalyTriesteCastello di MiramareTel:	+39 040 224143 Fax:	+39 040 224220 An ornate white castle amidst a forest, by the waters edge. The palace was built in 1860 by the Hapsburg Archduke Maximilian, who got to live in it for only three years before becoming Emperor of Mexico, where he was assassinated by the republican army. Furnishings are exactly as they were when he lived here with his beloved Princess Carlotta.Duino CastleDuino Aurisina (TS)Tel:	+39 040 208 120 Fax:	+39 040 208 022 Web: E-m: One of the major attractions of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.The Castle of Duino is one of the few Italian manors in which the noble owners still live: the Thurn und Taxis family. Visit the reception rooms, corridors sumptuously furnished with antique paintings, carpets, porcelain, silver and furnitureLatviaThe Rundãle Palace & MuseumPilsrundãle Rundãles pagasts Rundãles novads LV-3921, Latvija Tel: +371 63962274 Fax. +371 63922274 E-mail: Web: Designed in 1736 in baroque and rococo style The palace has been restored, fantastic ceiling paintings, a collection of porcelain and antique furniture are on display there, and it is surrounded by a French garden with nearly 3,000 varieties of roses.LithuaniaTrakai Island CastleTraku Salos Pilis, Trakai 21104 Tel:	+370 528 53946 Fax:	+370 5 285 5288 E-mail: Web: trakaimuziejus.ltLuxembourgBeaufort CastleTel:	+352 83 60 02 Fax:	+352 86 95 43 Em: Web: The Castle dates from the 11th century. Today its imposing roman/ gothic ruins also include a torture chamber, while visitors are invited to taste and/or buy the locally-made “Cassis de Beaufort”.Luxembourg CityGrand-Ducal PalaceTel:	+352 22 28 09 Fax:	+352 46 70 70 Web: The Grand-Ducal Palace is a working palace, and is therefore only visitable during the summer recess (16July to 6 Sept). Art lovers view its facade as a reflection of the influence of Hispano-Moorish style in the regionMaltaPalazzo Parisio and GardensVictory Square Naxxar NXR 03 Tel: +356 21412461 Fax:	+356 21420447 Em: info@palazzoparisio.comWeb: A stately home and exquisite gardens, with a history, architecture and interiorunique in Malta. Described as a miniature Versailles, this opulent house is a showcase of Maltese craftsmanship at the turn of the 19th century carefully restored by the family.NetherlandsApeldoornHet Loo PalaceTel: +31-(0)55-5772448 Em: It was the favourite summer residence of the Royal Family of the Netherlands from 1686 to 1975. Now offers permanent and visiting exhibitions of historical objects, documents, paintings, china, silver, royal garments and court costumes.Middachten Castle and GardensLandgoed Middachten 3 6994 JC De Steeg (NL) Tel:	+ 31 26 4954998 & 4952186Fax:	+31 26 4955115 Em: Web: Middachten Castle, an ideal venue for group visits, is near Arnhem, East Netherlands. Dating from medieval times, with historical English connections. Original 17th, 18th and 19th Century furnishings. Beautiful gardens reflect Versailles/English landscape styles.PolandThe Malbork Castle Museum82-200 Malbork Tel:+48 55 647 08 00 Fax: +48 55 647 08 03 Email:secretariat@zamek. Web: About 60 minutes from Gdansk. Founded in Prussia in 1274 by the Teutonic Order. Said to be the world’s largest brick gothic castle and museum. Inscribed in 1997 on the UNESCO World Heritage listRomaniaBran CastleTransylvania Tel: (268) 237.700 or 237.701 Email: Web: Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker’s Dracula.Peles CastleSinaia – Southern Romania Tel:(268) 0244 310.918 Email: Website: www.peles.roA masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, considered one of the most stunning castles in Europe. Its 160 rooms are adorned with the finest examples of European art, Murano crystal chandeliers, German stained-glass windowsand Cordoba leather-covered walls.Peles CastleScotlandEilean Donan CastleDornie by Kyle of Lochalsh Tel: +44 01599 555202 Web: www.eileandonancastle. comA fortified site for at least 800 years, the present building largely dates from the early 20th century. Today’s castle, which rose from the ruins of its predecessor, was re-built between 1912 and 1932AngusGlamis CastleTel:	+01307 840393 Em: Web: The home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, the childhood home of HM The Queen Mother, and the legendary setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth.FifeFalkland Palace,Tel:	0844 4932186 Fax:	0844 4932188 The country residence of Stuart kings and queens. Part of the palace was burned down by Cromwell´s troops in 1654. Contains fine portraits of the Stuart monarchs and 17th century tapestry hangings. the Royal Tennis Court is the oldest in Britain, built in 1539.KelsoFloor CastleRoxburghshire Tel:	+44 01573 223333 Fax:	+44 01573 226056 Em: marketing@floorscastle. com Web: Dating from 1721 remodel in 1847. The result is a romantic fairytale castle with its roofs cape of turrets, pinnacles and cupolas. It is home to The Duke & Duchess of Roxburghe. Filled with fine works of art, timeless tapestries and a beautiful collection of antiquesPerth & KinrossBlair CastleTel:	01796 481207 Fax:	01796 481487 The ancient home and fortress of the Earls and Dukes of Atholl for over 725 years. 30 roomsof display beautiful furniture, paintings, arms and armour, china, costume, lace and embroidery. Jacobite relicscontinued on page 41...Castles, Manor Houses, Chateaux and Palaces

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