The cold and crispy weather during the English winter days completes the enchanting scenery and the Rother Valley, which surrounds Bodiam Castle, is hiking lovers’ heaven. While wandering around the castle’s walls, it is impossible to ignore the chapel’s windows which at the time would have held stainless glass windows.
It’s unknown when the castle stopped being home to the residents, and it’s as if the interior of the castle crumbled into pieces over the years to become what it is today.
Legendary Touches to the View
The Vianden Castle is a real tourist magnet. Being as big as it is, it has become one of Europe’s most significant historical monuments. It holds an impressive visiting center and the astonishing views are definitely one of a kind.
Vianden Castle is one of those castles you imagine in legends and fairy tales, where the prince comes rowing toward the princess, waving her kisses through the top of the tower, where she is waiting to be rescued.
Bodiam Castle – East Sussex, England
England has hundreds of castles scattered all over its green landscapes, and Bodiam Castle is one of the most famous ones (after Windsor Castle, of course). It is located in East Sussex and was built by one of King Edward III's knights. The French borders were a threat during the 100-year war, and the castle was built for security reasons at the time.
The interior of the castle was destructed and until this day has not been reconstructed. Unfortunately, not all ancient mansions can be rebuilt.
Château de Suscinio – France
In the medieval days, the Duke of Brittany built Château de Suscinio on the northwest coast of France. Today, what remains of this castle are a ruined chapel, and some ruins of a building that in the 12th century was an agricultural mansion that was transformed into a resident home (of very rich people).
English monarchs used these lands through historical wars, and today, the land is rich in wildflowers and carpets of green.
Show Must Go On!
Château de Suscinio offers its visitors a tour of the castle's interior rooms and their panoramic views which add the extra touch. The castle doesn't just stand there. When the weather allows, the castle turns into an entertainment center, and its holds concerts of music, and dance shows which keep this premisses alive and beating.
This royal place that carries the history of a few hundred years, keeps its book open for more stories to be written.