Castle of Assisi, one of the most beautiful in Italy. Dating back to the 12th century (and rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries), the Rocca Maggiore towers from the hill of Assisi. It’s ruined today, but from up here, there’s a beautiful view of the city itself and the Umbrian valleys beyond.
Lauriston Castle today is a mixture of 16th century castle and 19th century mansion set in extensive grounds, and is run as a museum by the City of Edinburgh Council. The lands on which the castle is built apparently belonged to the Crown in the 13th century, but in 1330 a charter was granted to a John Tennand of the “lands of Laureston”. By the late 15th century the lands were owned by a family who had taken their name from the estate.