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

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Flickr:[email protected]

 

Schwerin Castle, Germany

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Flickr:sumo4fun

 

Windsor Castle, England

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Flickr: jhuffmanphotography

 

Catherine Palace, Russia

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Flickr: jhuffmanphotography

 

Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland

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Flickr:cargarc2

 

Bodiam Castle, United Kingdom

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Flickr: tps58

 

Kylemore Abbey, Ireland

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Flickr:cfgattis

 

Prague Castle, Czech Republic

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Flickr: tjflex

 

 

Chateau de Versailles, France

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Flickr:tosthekid

 

Castillo de Coca, Spain

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Flickr: james_gordon_losangeles

 

Schloss Moritzburg, Germany

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Flickr:poly-image

 

Peles Castle, Romania

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Flickr: archer10

 

Osaka Castle, Japan

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Flickr:jpellgen

 

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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Flickr: kateure1309

 

Corfe Castle, Dorset

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Flickr: neilsingapore

 

Castle Howard, England

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Flickr: belowred

 

Castle Hohenschwangau, Germany

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Flickr: prof_richard

 

Burg Hochosterwitz, Austria

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Flickr: tjflex