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Wäscherschloss Castle

Wäscherschloss Castle was built in 1220-1250. It is named after the knight 'Konrad der Wascher“. The castle is enclosed on the five sides with a nearly ten-meter high wall made of stone. The half-timbered residential building dates from the period 1481-1699. The castle is open to the public.
Founded: 1220 | Location: Wäschenbeuren, Germany

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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.