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American 'Castles'
    #4379494 - 07/07/05 01:22 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I know of Hearst Castle (San Simeon), but I can't find any other places that are San Simeon like. Anybody know of any other American 'Castles'?


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: California]
    #4379568 - 07/07/05 01:45 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

beats me! did you ask uncle Google?


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: Todcasil]
    #4379791 - 07/07/05 02:59 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

we don't have castles here. there is no monarchy. there are no feudal kingdoms. this area was populated by people who wanted to get away from assholes in castles.


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: California]
    #4379802 - 07/07/05 03:01 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

san simeon is sweet.

there's a great campground south of the castle on the
coast and great surfing at moonstone beach.


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: Signo]
    #4379810 - 07/07/05 03:03 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

there is one in the ozarks http://realestate.escapeartist.com/P-24243/image/1/

and here is another

6. Boldt Castle in New York, USA
Boldt Castle is not a medieval castle, of course, but a modern interpretation. It is a jigsaw puzzle of medieval and Victorian styles pieced together by a wealthy American businessman. Like many homes from America's gilded age, the eleven-building complex is exuberant and outrageous, as though its creators had taken five hundred years of architectural history and spilled it across the craggy island. Here's the story, from your Guide to Architecture.


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: California]
    #4379833 - 07/07/05 03:06 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

pics of boldt castle and surounding castle thingies

this is the "power house"

and a link to the ariel photo, its pretty large:

ariel castle poop

a good pic


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: California]
    #4379847 - 07/07/05 03:08 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

You'll have a hard time finding castles around here. Castles largely stopped being built after the development of the cannon. They made the thick castle walls somewhat useless.


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: Redstorm]
    #4379853 - 07/07/05 03:10 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

yeah, any castles made in recent times is purely romantic.


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: California]
    #4380132 - 07/07/05 04:35 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

der derr...
...I know there aren't many (true)castles in North America, but if San Simeon is considered one I figured there'd be more.


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: California]
    #4380146 - 07/07/05 04:38 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

ther'es one in norcal that some dude is building by
hand...

I've seen threads about it here on the shroomery.


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: California]
    #4380149 - 07/07/05 04:38 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

1,000 Island Region Maybe? There is Bolt Castle in Alexandria Bay, NY


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: California]
    #4380173 - 07/07/05 04:43 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

check-out the biltmore estate near asheville, north carolina. claims to be the biggest home in the states. biltmore.com


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: California]
    #4380379 - 07/07/05 05:21 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Scotty's Castle in Death Valley is a really interesting place. And the history surrounding it is facinating. You might not consider it a true 'castle' but it is really a neat estate built in one of the most hostile environments in the US. Definately worth stopping in if you are in Death Valley.


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: California]
    #4380435 - 07/07/05 05:38 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Not exactly castles, but some pretty comfortable arrangements, anyway... Hudson Valley Estates ....FDR's crib, BTW....


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: vinsue]
    #4380628 - 07/07/05 06:35 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

i guess it's mainly a question of semantics, most fortifications built in the last couple of hundfred years tend to be called "forts" not castles. this applies to the old world as well as the states.

but there are some "modern" castles around and about. though as previously mentionned they tend to be "romantic" castles rather than proper military things. here's one in the UK for example:
http://www.greatcastlesofwales.co.uk/coch.htm
built in 1875, though on the foundations of an older, "proper" castle.


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: California]
    #4380693 - 07/07/05 06:55 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

thanks all. much appreciated.


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Re: American 'Castles' [Re: California]
    #4380792 - 07/07/05 07:29 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)



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