Talietumu fort – The ruins of the fortress in Wallis and Futuna

The fort was built around 1450 during the expansion of the Tu’i Tonga Empire and it was the last holdout of the Tongans on Uvea until they

Castle Cornet – The historical defense of the island and the roadstead in Guernsey

Formerly a tidal island, it was originally fortified until the 13th century. In 1066 when William Duke of Normandy became William I, King of England, the island

Three Towers of San Marino – The symbol of defence of freedom in San Marino

Trakai Island Castle – The home to all the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Trakai

Citadelle de Belfort – The reputedly impregnable fortifications in Belfort

Built in 1687 according to plans by French military engineer Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban. It played an important role especially in 1870-71 during the siege of

Grianan of Aileach – The ancient ring-shaped stone hill fort in Mannerstown

Fort Jesus – The first European-style fort constructed outside of Europe in Mombasa

The fort, built by the Portuguese in 1593-1596 to the designs of Giovanni Battista Cairati to protect the port of Mombasa. It was the only fort maintained

Castillo de San Marcos – The old masonry fort in St. Augustine

Built to defend Florida and the Atlantic trade route, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument preserves the oldest masonry fortification in the continental United States and interprets

Al Jalali Fort – The guard between the gulfs in Muscat

Red Sands Fort – The seven armed towers in the Thames Estuary

They were operated as army and navy forts, and named after their designer, Guy Maunsell. The forts were decommissioned in the late 1950s and later  used for

Maiden Castle – The Iron Age hill fort in Dorchester

Battery Weed – The guardian of the Narrows in New York

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