7 Stunning Abandoned Castles We Dream Of Going To

7 Stunning Abandoned Castles We Dream Of Going To

Categories: Design and Architecture

The ruined once majestic buildings have their own charm. The façade falls into disrepair, huge halls become home to insects and dust, and elegant architecture is destroyed by time and weather. We offer you a selection of the most spectacular crumbling mansions.

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7 Stunning Abandoned Castles We Dream Of Going To

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7 Stunning Abandoned Castles We Dream Of Going To

1. Podgoretsky castle, Ukraine

This castle, built between 1635 and 1640, was once richly furnished, but during the First World War soldiers destroyed all the luxury of the interior. Shortly before this, the castle became the property of Roman Sangushko, who took several valuable pieces of furniture from there and transported them to Brazil in 1936. After World War II, the Soviet Union used the castle as a tuberculosis sanatorium, but in 1956 the old building caught fire and burned for three weeks. As a result, all the beauty of the interior decoration was lost. The Lviv Art Gallery is trying to restore the building, but so far no noticeable improvements have been observed.

7 Stunning Abandoned Castles We Dream Of Going To

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7 Stunning Abandoned Castles We Dream Of Going To

3. Miranda Castle, Celle, Belgium

Miranda Castle was built in 1866 by an English architect for the Ledeckerke-Bofot family. The family lived there until World War II, when the mansion was taken over by the Belgian national railway company. It has been empty since 1991, in part because the owners refuse to turn it over to the municipality.

7 Stunning Abandoned Castles We Dream Of Going To

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7 Stunning Abandoned Castles We Dream Of Going To

5. Halcyon Hall, Millbrook, New York, USA

Initially, Halcyon Hall was built in 1890 as a luxury hotel, but in 1901 it was closed. However, the building received a second life when the Bennet School for Girls moved in a few years later, and the castle became for a while a home for students from wealthy families. But with the popularization of joint education, the school could not develop and went bankrupt in 1978. Since then, no one has used the house.

7 Stunning Abandoned Castles We Dream Of Going To

6Lillesden Mansion, UK

This mansion was built between 1853 and 1855 by a banker named Edward Lloyd. After the First World War, the house was sold and became a public school for girls. It closed in 1999 and the building has not been used since.

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7 Stunning Abandoned Castles We Dream Of Going To

8. Bannerman Castle, New York, USA

A Scottish immigrant, Francis Bannerman, bought the island in 1900 and built a castle there to store the munitions that form the basis of his business. Two years after Bannerman's death in 1918, 200 tons of shells and gunpowder exploded, destroying a small part of the building. Then, in 1969, part of the floors and roof burned down in a fire. Since 1950, the island has been considered uninhabited, as the ferry serving it sank during a storm. In 2009, the rest of the building collapsed.

9. Manor in Muromtsevo, Russia

The architect P. S. Bortsov built many French-style castles in the 19th century, but the estate in Muromtsevo is by far the most memorable of them.

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7 Stunning Abandoned Castles We Dream Of Going To

11. Palace of Prince Said Hasim, Cairo, Egypt

This residence was designed by Antonio Lazias in 1899. It was later converted into one of the best boys' schools in the country, Al Nasiriyah. Has not been used since 2004.

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