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