Trakai was previously the capital of Lithuania, and the Grand Duke used the heavily fortified castle as his base of operations. After the capital moved to Vilnius, the castle fell to ruins and was renovated, though not unobviously.
Later on the same afternoon we saw Okehampton castle, we headed across to Castle Drogo.
About half an hours drive from our cottage was Okehampton Castle
I went for lunch in Windsor with a friend on mine, and naturally brought my camera.
Conwy Castle in Wales was built in the 13th century, and spent hundreds of years as a vital strategic and defensive location.