Castles

Slothrop

Tight but Polite
We went to a couple of the smaller Ludwig II gaffs when we went to Bavaria - Lindenhof and the little mountain bolthole that I can't remember the name of. Amazing places but Neuschwanstein looks next level.

Ludwig was an interesting character, too - mates with Wagner at the point where Wagner had basically been cancelled for being a seditious radical, idolised Louis XIV and paticularly the idea of him as a centre-of-everything absolute monarch (hence the Versailles-inspired decor) but actually hated public events and was largely at the beck and call of his ministers. Eventually got fed up of arguing with politicians and flounced off to spaff the public finances on Neuschwanstein, got declared mad, then was finally probably bumped off.
 

Slothrop

Tight but Polite
We also stayed in the mountain hut that's sat in a notch of the frontier ridge above Ludwig's mountain summerhouse - that's a relatively modern building, but still has some strong Game of Thrones energy:

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WashYourHands

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I would have just got my army to build a wall around the castle. Leave them there.
Have you heard of the Roman siege at Alesia? They did the former then bypassed the latter for full slaughter mode.

Britain has some outstanding hill forts. Anyone been to Danebury? Another quality day out if you take in Maiden Castle too.
 

WashYourHands

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Harlech has the official steepest street in the world now

If you can be arsed, it has some gorgeous beaches just below it. Big holiday weekend for northerners with Shell Island and you can take in Caernarfon too. Just hold your nose at the Prince Charles investiture bits.
 
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