This property is so old that some of the windows are arrow slits
The castle is rich in history and but you don't get crenellations, arrow slits
, and dungeons as you do in medieval castles.
Set in a vast forest, the heavily restored moated castle, with arrow slits
and holes for pouring some nasty liquid onto attackers, was a former hunting lodge of the Duke of Brittany and was home to the exiled Henry Tudor during the War of the Roses.
Signs of its expansion from a Lusignan fortress to a Venetian one are evident; arrow slits
in walls seen from the inner parts of the complex look out onto the Venetian fortification.
There are no windows of opportunity, only arrow slits
The sandstone viaduct was built in the "baronial" style, with a castellated parapet and false arrow slits
to complement the architecture of nearby Kielder Castle.
One wall of the hexagonal complex has narrow arrow slits
and the local residents still call the ruins of Baalbek "the castle.
A UNESCO Heritage site, the cit is a remarkable defensive structure with barbican, dry moat, outer and inner walls, inaccessible watch-towers, posterns, loopholes and arrow slits
However, take one step through the imposing stone frontage, completewith flagtopped turrets and massive arrow slits
, and you feel you are being transported back through history.
In the back wall there are three arrow slits
- originally there to protect against attackers - which nowadays are the back windows.
The rest of the barn continues with a 34ft long dining hall, another of the spectacular improvements of recent years, now a baronial showpiece with exposed stone walls with old air vent recesses that look like castle arrow slits
These were probably used for firing arrows, as they were identical to arrow slits
found in the medieval city of Sultan Kala.