Top 15 Castle Sights in Europe

    Start your walk at Neuschwanstein Castle
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    Neuschwanstein Castle
    Palace in Bavaria, Germany

    Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honour of Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of…Read more

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    Tower of London
    A historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London

    The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the…Read more

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    Windsor Castle
    Official country residence of the British monarch

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. It is notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family and for its architecture.…Read more

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    Balmoral Castle
    Estate house in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

    Balmoral Castle is a large estate house in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, near the village of Crathie, 6.2 miles west of Ballater and 6.8 miles east of Braemar.…Read more

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    Blarney Stone
    Historical object

    The Blarney Stone is a block of Carboniferous limestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney, about 8 kilometres from Cork, Ireland. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of the gab . The stone was set into a tower of the…Read more

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    Highclere Castle
    Country house in Hampshire, England

    Highclere Castle is a country house in the Jacobethan style by the architect Charles Barry, with a park designed by Capability Brown. The 5,000-acre estate is in Hampshire, England, about 5 miles south of Newbury, Berkshire. It is the country seat of the Earl of Carnarvon, a…Read more

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    Edinburgh Castle
    Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland

    Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland from its position on the Castle Rock. Archaeologists have established human occupation of the rock since at least the Iron Age , although the nature of the early settlement is unclear. There has…Read more

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    Warwick Castle
    Medieval motte-and-bailey castle in Warwickshire, England

    Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England, situated on a bend of the River Avon. The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone during the 12th century. During the…Read more

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    Alnwick Castle
    Castle and stately home in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, UK; seat of the Duke of Northumberland

    Alnwick Castle ) is a castle and country house in Alnwick in the English county of Northumberland. It is the seat of The 12th Duke of Northumberland, built following the Norman conquest and renovated and remodelled a number of times. It is a Grade I listed building and as of…Read more

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    Bran Castle

    Bran Castle , situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Brașov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the Transylvanian side of the historical border with Wallachia, on DN73.…Read more

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    Prague Castle
    Castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, dating from the 9th century

    Prague Castle is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, built in the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. The Bohemian Crown Jewels…Read more

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    Hohenzollern Castle
    Ancestral seat of the imperial House of Hohenzollern in the Swabian Alps of central Baden-Württemberg, Germany

    Hohenzollern Castle is the ancestral seat of the imperial House of Hohenzollern. The third of three hilltop castles built on the site, it is located atop Mount Hohenzollern, above and south of Hechingen, on the edge of the Swabian Jura of central Baden-Württemberg, Germany.…Read more

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    St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
    Church in Windsor, England

    St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England, is a chapel designed in the high-medieval Gothic style. It is both a Royal Peculiar, a church under the direct jurisdiction of the monarch, and the Chapel of the Order of the Garter. Seating approximately 800, it is located in the…Read more

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    Dunluce Castle
    On north Irish coast

    Dunluce Castle is a now-ruined medieval castle in Northern Ireland, the seat of Clan McDonnell. It is located on the edge of a basalt outcropping in County Antrim , and is accessible via a bridge connecting it to the mainland. The castle is surrounded by extremely steep drops on…Read more

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    Tintagel Castle
    Castle in Cornwall

    Tintagel Castle is a medieval fortification located on the peninsula of Tintagel Island adjacent to the village of Tintagel , North Cornwall in the United Kingdom. The site was possibly occupied in the Romano-British period, as an array of artefacts dating to this period have been found on the…Read more

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