Legend has it, the MacLeods' are descended from the marriage of a Faery Lady to Lord MacLeod. Faeries are reported to still be active here. Previous pinner: Dunvegan Castle with MacLeod's Tables in the background - Isle of Skye, Scotland
Balmoral Castle, the private Scottish residence of The Queen in Aberdeenshire. Purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in the original Balmoral Castle was built in the century but it was considered too small.
Karlstejn Castle, Czech Republic, was founded in and has a unique position among Czech castles. It was built by Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV as a place for safekeeping of the royal treasures.