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Buben Castle

First mentioned in 1349, but possibly older, Buben castle was home of the knights of Buben (means literally 'drum'), and held it´s name even under other owners. The family sold their first castle around 1378 (they had other castles then), but they use the family name Buben until today. The castle often changed owners together with the surrounding lands, it wasn´t used for living because of it´s isolated posit ...
Founded: 14th century | Location: Plešnice, Czech Republic

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.