Last week I undertook a major hunt to find the MOST beautiful and fairy tale castles in the world. I tried to find castles that are not as well known, but some of the most popular are just too beautiful to not include. Castles were built as fortified mansions for nobility. Even though the need for castles has largely faded, many remain as an awesome symbol of history and culture. Most Beautiful Fairy Tale Castles In The World!
Unless you take a ferry to reach the isle of Skye, you have to drive past Eilean Donan Castle. The small fort is located where 3 lochs meet between the magical Skye island and the summits of the Scottish Highlands.
Raicshburg castle, Germany Raicshburg castle in Cochem. Germany as it stands today was built about 150 years ago. Even though it is “newer” than many of the others on this list, the original construction was more than 1,000 years ago.
Not actually in the city of Leeds, but actually in Kent! Interestingly, a castle in one form or the other has been present on this site for over 800 years with some built on top of other ones. Nowadays there is much less military and many more parties, picnics and live music.
It’s a great place to enjoy a sunny afternoon and take in the culture of Leeds while exploring the castle grounds.
Located North of Inverness, Dunrobin Castle is a magnificent building surrounded by park and gardens, close to the sea. All its angles are interesting and it is as dreamy from the front as it is from the back.
Bratislava castle, Slovakia Bratislava castle is still the most dramatic feature in the city of Bratislava, Slovakia today. The humongous castle sits on the top of the hill in the center of the city. The location provides excellent views of three countries (Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary).
Milandes – When I look at the French castle Milandes, it is hard to bilive that castles were originally built as defensive structures. The combination of castle and gardens make this one of the most beautiful in the world.
Bamburgh Castle has a written history dating back to 420 AD. Situated on the Northumberland coast in Northern England. It became the first castle to be ever defeated by artillery during the ‘War of The Roses’ in the 15th Century.