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CASTLES OF SPAIN - Castillo de la Mota, Valladolid. The Castle of the La Mota is a medieval fortress, located in the town of Medina del Campo, Initial fortification of the village, repopulated after Moorish depredations, led to the creation of a fortress on the site, starting in 1080. In 1354, Henry of Trastamara is known to have taken the fortress by force. In 1390 King John I of Castile granted the town to his son, the infante Ferdinand of Antequera, future king of Aragon.

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Rheinstein Castle is located on the Rhine River opposite to Assmannshausen, Germany, on a steep rock. It is one of the most important examples of romantic castle reconstruction. As a masterpiece of the architect Johann Claudius of Lassaulx the castle was built in the beginning of the 14th Century. It was a princely summer residence.

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Spišský Castle, Slovakia

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Pembroke castle, Wales - (Norman castle, built 1093 by Roger of Montgomery; keep 1200).

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Arundel Castle View From the Motte by *Michelle*(xena2542)-on/off flickr, via Flickr

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The medieval castle of Oria, Puglia, Italy. Origin 11th - 13th century.

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Castillo de la Mota. Medina del Campo, Valladolid Spain

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The 15th century remains of Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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