Neuschwanstein Castle, in Germany, is one of the greatest castles in Europe – and one of the world’s foremost tourist attractions. Part theatre, part fairytale, Neuschwanstein Castle embodies the soul of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, popularly known as ‘mad King Ludwig’.
The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress and, on its completion in 1406, was the world's largest brick castle. UNESCO designated the "Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork" and the Malbork Castle Museum a World Heritage Site in December 1997.
Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, from its position on the Castle Rock. There has been a royal castle on the rock since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century, and the site continued to be a royal residence until 1633.
Pena Palace The Pena Palace stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area. It is a national monument and constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world.
In 1992 Himeji Castle was recognised by UNESCO as a building of world significance and was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its own listing. The (tower or keep) of Himeji Castle is an excellent example of the traditional wooden architecture and its stone walls with their white plastered walls.
Bodiam Castle is one of the most picturesque and beloved castles in Great Britain. Many historians consider that Bodiam represents the popular ideal of a medieval castle. Often portrayed as "the perfect English castle", Bodiam's pictures have been embellished on numerous books, chocolate boxes, wallpapers which are shipped all around the world.
The castle had a lot of features to tell you that. I would highly recommend going there. I went in 1998 and it was fantastic. Yolanda Sulser, 10, from Australia, wrote: Beautiful Montreux is the most visited resort in Lake Geneva. The landmark Chillon Castle, originally built in the 9th. century, is a must for visitors.
Balmoral Castle has been one of the residences for members of the British Royal Family since 1852, when the estate and its original castle were purchased privately by Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria. They remain as the private property of the royal family and are not the property of the Crown.
Kronborg Castle is located on the extreme northeastern tip of the island of Zealand, to the northeast of the historic centre of the town of Helsingør. It is situated at an elevation of 12 meters, on a small foreland jutting out into the narrowest point of the Øresund, the sound between the Danish island of Zealand and the Swedish province of Scania, that was also Danish until 1658.
Hohenzollern Castle is the ancestral seat of the imperial House of Hohenzollern. The third of three castles on the site, it is located atop Berg Hohenzollern, a 234-metre bluff rising above the towns of Hechingen and Bisingen in the foothills of the Swabian Alps of central Baden-Wurttemberg.
Warwick Castle was founded in 1068 and was rebuilt and updated a number of times. Today it combines castle ruins, largely of the fourteenth century with one of the finest great houses in England. Two small projecting towers, which date to the late fifteenth century are said to have built as artillery platforms.
Leeds Castle, acclaimed as the most romantic castle in England, is located in south-east England, built on two adjacent island in the river Len. Leeds Castle was originally a manor of the Saxon royal family possibly as early as the reign of Ethelbert IV ( 856-860).
Caernarfon Castle (English spelling Caernarvon) is one of the top tourist attractions in the whole of Wales – and one of the most impressive castles in the whole of the UK. Why so impressive? Well, the entire little fishing town of Caernarfon is wrapped within the castle’s mighty stone walls.
Castle of Moncalieri The Castle of Moncalieri is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites in 1997. The current structure of the castle is in the shape of a horseshoe facing south, with four massive square towers at each angle.
Dunnottar Castle is a dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress that was the home of the Earls Marischal, once one of the most powerful families in Scotland. Steeped in history, this romantic and haunting ruin is a photographer’s paradise, a history lover’s dream and an iconic tourist destination for visitors the world over.
Pembroke Castle In 1093 Arnulf of Montgomery built the first castle at the site when he fortified the promontory during the Norman invasion of Wales. A century later this castle was given to William Marshal by Richard I. Marshall, who would become one of the most powerful men in 12th-century Britain, rebuilt Pembroke in stone creating most of the structure that remains today.
Miramare Castle Miramare Castle is a 19th-century castle on the Gulf of Trieste near Trieste, in northeastern Italy. It was built from 1856 to 1860 for Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium, later Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota of Mexico, based on a design by Carl Junker.
Rumelihisarı (also known as Rumelian Castle and Roumeli Hissar Castle) or Boğazkesen Castle (literally meaning "Strait-Cutter Castle") is a medieval fortress located in Istanbul,( Constantinople)Turkey, on a series of hills on the European banks of the Bosphorus.
Orava castle is one of the most beautiful and largest castles in Slovakia and it is situated on a high rock above the Orava river. Visit Orava castle with time for slovakia Orava castle is one of the most beautiful and largest castles in Slovakia and it is situated on a high rock above the Orava river.
Glamis' castle, whose history spans 1,000 years and includes the legendary battle between Duncan and MacBeth is a great place to spend an afternoon. The tour guides will take you through the public rooms (the castle is still a home to the earl of Strathroy and Kinghorn), trat to the lore of the ghost tales and stop in the famous hunting room where the ghosts of MacBeth and Duncan are still said to haunt.
Tattershall Castle has its origins in either a stone castle or a fortified manor house, built by Robert de Tattershall in 1231. This was largely rebuilt in brick... Tattershall Castle is a castle in Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England, north east of Sleaford, and in the care of the National Trust.
Cardiff Castle Museum, Cardiff by Cardiff Castle The Firing Line is the Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh soldier, telling the stories and displaying memorabilia of over 300 years of service of two Welsh regiments, 1 st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh.
Akershus Castle and Fortress seen from Oslofjord Akershus Fortress (Norwegian: Akershus Festning) or Akershus Castle (Norwegian: Akershus slott) is a medieval castle that was built to protect and provide a royal residence for Oslo, the capital of Norway.
Lincoln Castle is a major castle constructed in Lincoln, during the late 11th century by William the Conqueror on the site of a pre-existing Roman fortress. The castle is unusual in that it has two mottes. It is only one of two such castles in the country, the other being at Lewes in Sussex.
The Story of Eger Castle (part 1) 1004-1552 Eger Castle cuts a rather sad figure these days, a distant shadow of its illustrious past. It was in 1552 that the little town of Eger gained Europe-wide renown when a small group of defenders managed to repel an Ottoman army of some 40000.
Castle Drogo is a country house and castle near Drewsteignton, Devon, England. Constructed between 1911 and 1930, it was the last castle to be built in England. The client was Julius Drewe, the hugely successful founder of the Home and Colonial Stores.