An interior illustration of a late Medieval Irish tower house castle
Hawthornden Castle, on the River North Esk, Midlothian, Scotland.... www.castlesandmanorhouses.com .... Hawthornden comprises a 15th-century ruin, with an attached 17th-century L-plan house. The house has been restored and now serves as a writer's retreat. Man-made caves in the rock beneath the castle have been in use for far longer than any building. The castle was sacked by the Earl of Hertford in 1544 and again in 1547 during the wonderfully named "Rough Wooing".
Donjon de Niort or Château de Niort (the former is most often used today) is a medieval castle in the French town of Niort in the département of Deux-Sèvres. It consists of two square towers, linked by a 15th-century building and dominates the Sèvre Niortaise valley. The two donjons are the only remaining part of the castle. The castle was started by Henry II Plantagenet and completed by Richard the Lionheart. It was defended by a rectangular curtain wall and was damaged during the Wars of…
Aikwood Tower is a 16th-century tower house in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, 4 miles southwest of the town of Selkirk, on the Ettrick Water.