12 awe-inspiring American castles

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/08/13/12-awe-inspiring-american-castles/

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    You don't have to travel to Europe to indulge your royal fantasies--it turns out we have towering turrets, secret passageways, and medieval moats aplenty right here at home, not to mention some fascinating stories about how these great houses came to be.

    Who doesn't go a bit giddy at the sight of a castle? The good news is that you don't have to head to Europe for honest-to-goodness ones of the Cinderella variety--we have plenty right here in our own backyard. Railroad barons commissioned most of these estates, but at least one housed a legitimate king and queen (bet you didn't know this country had its own history of royalty!). Each is an engineering wonder in its own right, with some even constructed out of old-world castles that were shipped across the ocean. And each is open to tours should you decide to make a trip (a select few will even let you spend the night). Read this and you might just discover a side of America you never knew existed.


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    I'll bookmark that. Some day that would be a great tour to take.
     
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    Didn't they forget a few?

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    Not in the U.S., but a wild one, the Swallows Nest castle in the Crimea 40 meters above the Black Sea.
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    Built in 1901, destroyed during the Russian revolution, rebuilt, damaged by an earthquake in 1927, restored in 1968... I believe it's now an Italian restaurant.
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