Castles are among the wonders of Second Life. You can still see them on the mainland, although many are private. Some of them are the abodes of vampire clans.
I have a friend who rezzes a small castle somewhere on the grid, at least once a year and almost always makes it available for visitors. Of the numerous builds I have stashed in inventory, I don’t believe I own a castle, except perhaps a freebie.
The castles in this post are currently at Greater Coniston. Two of them are on the ground, the rest in the sky. Three of them can be rented; two are currently available. I got the landmarks from a notecard sent by Chin Rey to local residents, titled Greater Coniston Castle Tour.
Greater Coniston is in the northern part of Sansara. I’m pleased to have a small art gallery on Willow Terrace and I run a small press with a friend in North Keswick.
Greater Coniston is a lovely Northern English landscape, extending across the Coniston sim and into the neighboring sims of Windermere, Langdale, Keswick and Buttermere
Coniston Castle, shown in the above three photos, is located in the sky.
Castle Hildring is located in the sky and currently available to rent.
“Most of the castles were created by Hattie Panacek, formerly the owner/creator of Rampart Castles. Today she runs Ex Machina, building and selling steampunk/atompunk themed works.”
Blackstone Castle is the home of the Museum of Wizardry. It’s just off the Linden Road.
“All castles have been updated by me to reduce their land impacts, using modern techniques not available when they were originally built.”
In the sky, is Blackstone Castle when it was Lord Claven’s Tavern and Residence. It is furnished.
Also located in the sky is The Coniston Guard Tower.
Keswick Castle is located on the ground in a lovely area with great views.
It is currently for rent.
“Chateu le Kia was build by one of Hattie’s students, Jamez Moonstone, and as different as it looks, it was actually based on the Coniston Castle (or Castle of Fortitude as Hattie named it).”
Chateau le Kia, in the sky, is a dance studio. I explored the first level and then flew to look around the upper areas.
In the notecard, Rey mentioned she has one more castle she hasn’t found room for yet.