Today we prepared for you a selection of 10 most beautiful castles in the world. All of them were built in the days when there was no technology as we know it today. And still, these castles amaze us with their beauty, grandeur and original architectural design. Let’s take a look at these marvelous facilities.
Eltz Castle is a medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. It is still owned by a branch of the same family that lived there in the 12th century, 33 generations ago.
Sinaia, Walachia – Southern Romania
Nestled at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains in the picturesque town of Sinaia, Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, considered by many one of the most stunning castles in Europe.
Alcazar of Segovia, Spain
Segovia Castle is a stone castle located in the old city of Segovia. Shaped like the bow of a ship and located on a rocky hill, it is one of the most distinctive castle-palaces in Spain. The Alcazar was originally built in the 12th century as a fortress but has served as a royal palace, a state prison and a military academy since then. The castle is one of the inspirations for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle.
Bodiam castle is a 14th-century castle in East Sussex, England. It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge.
Wales, United Kingdom
A medieval fortification on the north coast of Wales, built by Edward I during his conquest of Wales in the 13th century. The huge investment on this 8 towers castle makes it the most expensive of all castles made by Edward I and also the most prominent.
A castle in Kilkenny, Ireland built in 1195 by William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke to control a fording-point of the River Nore and the junction of several routeways.
Also known as Noisy Castle, it is a 19th-century castle in the region of the Ardennes, Belgium. The castle was built in 1866.
Mont Saint Michel
A rocky tidal island in Normandy, located approximately 1 km off the coast. The island’s highest point is 92 meters (301 feet) above sea level. The population of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is only a few dozens, but visited by more than 3 million people each year. The strong tides in the area change quickly, and connect and disconnects the island from the mainland on a daily basis.
German for “New Swanstone Castle”, this castle is a 19th-century palace on a rugged hill in Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. More than 1.3 million people visit the castle annually.
A royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. More than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle.