About: Leeds Castle is located 8 km south-east of Maidstone, Kent, England, dates back to 1119. In 1278 the castle came into the hands of King Edward I, for whom it became a favorite residence. The castle seen today dates mostly from the 19th century and is built on islands in a lake formed by the River Len to the east of the village of Leeds. Image Credits: Amandajm
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The stone gate in this puzzle, called the Jerusalem Gate or "lower gate", is one of the entrances to the medieval stronghold in Büdingen (a town in the Wetteraukreis, in Hesse, Germany). Since 1442 the masters of Büdingen have been known as Grafen of Isenburg-Büdingen. After a local war, Graf Ludwig II built an enormous new defensive wall with 22 towers around the old stronghold between 1480 and 1510. These walls are still nearly complete and they are one of the most important medieval strongholds in Germany.
This Baroque palace is located in Troja, Prague's north-west borough. It was built for the Counts of Sternberg from 1679 to 1691 and is mostly the work of French architect Jean Baptiste Mathey. The palace was bought in 1922 by the Czechoslovakian state, which started a restoration in the seventies. Today the palace hosts the 19th century Czech art collections of the City Gallery.
Situated on the cliffs at Highcliffe, Dorset, the castle featured in today's jigsaw was built between 1831 and 1835 by Charles Stuart. The Highcliffe Castle was built in aGothic Revival style on the site of High Cliff house, a Georgian Mansion designed for the 3rd Earl of Bute. The design incorporates large quantities of carved Medieval stonework salvaged from the Norman Benedictine Abbey of St Peter at Jumieges and the Grande Maison des Andelys.
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Eilean Donan Castle
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