If you are a lover of history and architecture, chances are you have got some incredible destinations on your bucket list of which many include magnificent castles in far away lands. If you have yet to compile that list but are hoping to do so in the near future, consider adding in the following must see castles found throughout the world…
- Alnwick Castle – England
For Harry Potter fans, this castle is an absolute must and a place that is not to be missed! The first two films featured this incredible structure where it represented Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is also one of the largest inhabited castles throughout all of England and is thankfully open for group tours and school visits.
- Bran Castle – Romania
Built in the early 1300’s, this is also another famous castle that has been featured in many films including the most known, Dracula and is therefore known as “Dracula’s Castle”. If you ever find yourself in Romania, be sure to head here as it is one of the most popular tourist attractions throughout the area.
- Matsumoto Castle – Japan
Undoubtedly one of the most famous castles in all of Japan, Matsumoto Castle is also considered to be a National Treasure of Japan as well. Located along a river and made up of black and white pointed roofs makes for an incredibly memorable experience for all those who visit. If possible, consider heading to this particular castle in the spring when you will find that the Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom.
- Blarney Castle – Ireland
With partial ruins, lush greenery surrounding it and the overall superior structure of it, Blarney Castle is without a doubt one of the must see treasures of Ireland. Not only is it beautiful, it is also the home of the famous and fabled Blarney Stone that is said to give the gift of eloquent speech to anyone who dare kiss it.
- Chateau de Versailles – France
Chances are that you have heard of this castle as it is one of the most famous and well-known ones throughout the entire world. Surrounded by gorgeously designed and well-kept gardens along with the notable Hall of Mirrors, this castle is definitely a must for all who find themselves wandering through the city of Paris, France.
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