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Are there any castles still in use from the dark ages?

  1. mattforte profile image92
    mattforteposted 5 years ago

    Are there any castles still in use from the dark ages?

    By in use, I mean for residence or something of the sort... Not tourist destinations or museums.

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    As the Dark Ages roughly covers the 6th through 13th centuries, there won't be much but there are some things.  In July I was in France and ate in a restaurant that now occupies what was a originally a house when it was built back in 1407 (early 13th century).

  3. suzettenaples profile image90
    suzettenaplesposted 5 years ago

    Yes, Mespelbrunn Castle in Mespelbrunn, Germany about 20 miles outside of Frankfurt, Germany in the Spessard Woods.  It is inhabited by the original family and is only open to tourists in the summer.  It is a private residence.  Beautiful original castle from the Middle Ages.  I have written a hub about it.

    1. mattforte profile image92
      mattforteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like this answer - and that place is definitely something I'd like to check out. But I suppose I should've worded the question differently - I'm thinking old grey stone castles, "Medieval" type.

 
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