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    I watched the episode about Dove Castle on Secrets of Great British Castles on Netflix. It was very interesting and its history dates back some 2,000 years when the Romans built a lighthouse which is still partially standing. The Grand Shaft or triple helix staircase is impressive and was built between 1806 to 1809 to quickly get troops 140 feet/42.7 metres to the beach.

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    I watched the episode about Dove Castle on Secrets of Great British Castles on Netflix. It was very interesting and its history dates back some 2,000 years when the Romans built a lighthouse which is still partially standing. The Grand Shaft or triple helix staircase is impressive and was built between 1806 to 1809 to quickly get troops 140 feet/42.7 metres to the beach.
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    Germany - one of the most spectacular castles I've visited:
    'The most photographed building in Germany, Neuschwanstein Castle, is also one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. Nestled among the breathtaking beauty of the Bavarian Alps near the town of Fussen, this fairy-tale castle served as the inspiration behind Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. Constructed in the late 1800s, Neuschwanstein was never built for defense purposes as most castles. Instead, this castle was created as a fanciful retreat for Ludwig II of Bavaria. Dazzling chandeliers and beautiful paintings adorn every room in the castle while the third floor is devoted to Ludwig’s fascination of swan scenes from operas by the famous composer Richard Wagner, whom Ludwig deeply admired.'

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