18 Beautiful Castles That Actually Exist


Filled with history and grandeur, the world's castles are a diverse bunch, many of them breathtakingly beautiful. You'll have to travel to Europe to see the majority of the below fortresses and estates, but until then, these spectacular images can give you a taste of just how gorgeous and awe-inspiring such historic buildings can be.


Balmoral Castle, Scotland


Schwerin Castle, Germany


Windsor Castle, England


Catherine Palace, Russia


Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland


Bodiam Castle, United Kingdom


Kylemore Abbey, Ireland


Prague Castle, Czech Republic



Chateau de Versailles, France


Castillo de Coca, Spain


Schloss Moritzburg, Germany


Peles Castle, Romania


Osaka Castle, Japan


Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany


Corfe Castle, Dorset


Castle Howard, England


Castle Hohenschwangau, Germany


Burg Hochosterwitz, Austria