The World's 10 Most Beautiful Historic Castles

Built in the 19th century, Neuschwanstein Castle is the epitome of fairytale architecture. Perched atop a hill, it offers picturesque views of the Bavarian countryside.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Edinburgh Castle, a fortress on Castle Rock, dominates the city's skyline. Its history spans over a millennium, and it's a symbol of Scotland's rich heritage

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Château de Chambord's stunning Renaissance architecture and the double-helix staircase are architectural marvels that will leave you in awe.

Château de Chambord, France

Perched on a hill overlooking Prague, this castle is a masterpiece of Gothic and Romanesque architecture. It's the largest ancient castle in the world.

Prague Castle, Czech Republic

Known as the "White Heron Castle," Himeji Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for its stunning white facade and intricate defensive systems.

Himeji Castle, Japan

Bran Castle, often associated with the Dracula legend, is a captivating Gothic fortress nestled in the Carpathian Mountains.

Bran Castle, Romania

The Alhambra is a breathtaking palace and fortress complex with stunning Islamic architecture, gardens, and intricate tilework.

Alhambra, Spain

Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, has been the royal residence for over 900 years.

Windsor Castle, England

Matsumoto Castle, also known as the "Crow Castle" due to its black exterior, is a remarkable example of Japanese castle architecture.

Matsumoto Castle, Japan

Perched on a tidal island, Mont Saint-Michel is a stunning medieval abbey surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and views.

Mont Saint-Michel, France

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