Attractions Castles of Finland

Famous Castles
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A List of Finnish Castles. Every famous castle from Finland has been included. Originally made of earth and wood, later castles were built of stone, so many still survive today. Spanning a period of 900 years during the middle ages, castles come in many styles of architecture and design. Despite their differences though, they all have one feature in common-- they are fortified. Castles are defensive structures specifically built to withstand attack in the medieval world. Technologies such as arrowslits, murder-holes, and moats further improved their capabilities. Castles finally fell out of favor with the advent of gun powder, as offensive technologies, such as canons, rendered castles largely obsolete.

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Bomarsund fortress

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Brahelinna

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Fort Slava

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Fortress of Lappeenranta

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Fortresses of Hamina

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Fortresses of Ruotsinsalmi

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Hakoinen Castle

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Häme Castle

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Junkarsborg

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Kajaani Castle

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Kärnäkoski fortress

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Kastelholm Castle

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Korsholm Castle

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Kuusisto Castle

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Olavinlinna

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Old Castle of Lieto

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Oulu Castle

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Raseborg Castle

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Sibbesborg

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Stenberga Castle

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Suitia Castle

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Suomenlinna Helsinki

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Svartholma fortress

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Turku Castle