Architecture is one of the most fascinating area and point of study for all. As well as, they represent the architectural glory and a vision of technology development, construction methods and the richness of artwork, associated with buildings. It also reflects the civilization of the region, and as people tend to evolve with the history of castles, which justifies the popularity of such as tourist attraction.
These amazing castles carry family stories, secret prisons, political moments, and wrapped legends within its walls. They reflect a bit of historical DNA of the country. Now, we are representing a list of the top 29 World famous castles from around the world.
1 Himeji Castle, Japan
The Himeji Castle, also known as Hakuroj or Shirasagij due to its bright white exterior, is a complex palace with 82 wooden buildings, located in Himeji, Province Hyogo, Japan.
2 Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th century palace located on a hill and rugged above the village of Hohenschwangau near Fussen in Bavaria Southwest, Germany. The beautiful castle has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for most fascinating Castle of Disneyland.
3 Castle Burg Hohenwerfen
Austria Burg Hohenwerfen is a World famous castle about 40 km south of the Austrian city of Salzburg. The castle is majestic; surrounded the Alps at Berchtesgaden and the mountain range Tennengebirge.
4 Culzean Castle, Scotland
The Culzean Castle is located near Maybole, Carrick, on the Ayrshire coast, Scotland. It is the former home of the Marquess of Ailsa, but is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The cliff castle lies within Culzean Castle and Country Park is open to the public.
5 Chillon Castle, Switzerland
The Chillon Castle of Switzerland is one of the castles that acclaimed worldwide popularity, Besides being the most visited Swiss monument and one of the best preserved location in Europe, it is classified as historic monument. It is located in the banks of the Lake Geneva in Veytaux, three kilometers from Montreux.
6 Biltmore Estate, USA – North Carolina
Biltmore Estate is a mansion near Asheville, North Carolina, built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895. It is the largest privately owned home in the United United.
7 Castle of Chambord, France
The Royal Chateau de Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France is one of the most famous castles in the world because of its architecture in French style, its Renaissance combines different traditional French medieval forms with the Italian classical structures.
8 Castle Of La Mota, Spain
Castle La Mota (or Castillo de La Mota) is a reconstructed medieval fortress, located in Medina del Campo, province of Valladolid, Spain. And so named because of its location on a high hill, a motorcycle.
9 Cochem Castle, Germany
Cochem is a town in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. It is situated in the valley the Mosel, at the foot of a hill surrounded by a feudal castle. The Cochem Castle was first mentioned in 1130. Today, the castle is still well equipped with Renaissance and Baroque furniture, which was carefully collected by family Crow. Cochem Castle is situated in a hill at over 100 meters above the river Moselle.
10 Herstmonceux Castle, England
The Herstmonceux Castle is a castle Tudor built in brick, located in near Herstmonceux, East Sussex, England. It is now used by the Bader, International Studies at Queen’s University, Canada.
11 Hunyad Castle, Romania
Located in Romania, Castle Hunyad previously belonged to the Principality of Transylvania, and it is believed that this is where the nobleman Vlad III, known as “Vlad the Impaler “(which have inspired Bram Stoker to create your immortal Count Dracula) was held prisoner for seven years after being deposed, in 1462. The castle was built in Gothic style, but also has elements of Baroque and Renaiscenca.
12 Pena Palace, Portugal
The Pena National Palace is a palace Romanticism located in San Pedro de Penaferrim, municipality of Sintra, Portugal. palace sits atop a hill above the town of Sintra. On a clear day, it can be easily seen from Lisbon and great part of its metropolitan area.
13 Peles Castle, Romania
Peles Castle is a neo-castle Renaissance, placed in an idyllic setting in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova, Romania, in a medieval route existing linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914.
14 Predjamski Castle , Slovenia
Predjamski is a Renaissance castle built inside the mouth of a cave in southwestern Slovenia. It is located approximately 11 kilometers from Postojna. Bodiam Castle, England is completely surrounded by a ditch powered by a water fountain, with access to the North and the south. The castle itself has a rectangular shape, being longer in the North South direction. It has large round towers each of the four corners of a tower and square defending the center of each side. The castle is well located in one of the corner towers.
15 Matsumoto Castle, Japan
Matsumoto Castle, also known as the “Crow Castle” (in Portuguese, Castle Corvo) because of its black exterior, is a the main historic castles of Japan. It is located in the city of Matsumoto, in Nagano and with easy access to Tokyo.
16 Lichtenstein Castle, Germany
Lichtenstein Castle is situated on a cliff located near Honau in Swabian Alb, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Its self-descriptive name in English means “Stone of light.” The castle contains a large collection of historical weapons and armor.
17 Prague Castle, Czech Republic
The Prague Castle is located in the capital of Czech Republic and is located on the Hradcany Hill, where the city was founded, which dominates the capital on the left bank (Eastern) Vltava. The Prague Castle is one of the most important buildings in the city. It was founded in ninth century and currently serves as the presidential residence, formerly inhabited by the kings of Bohemia. Inside is St. Vitus Cathedral, the Tower Gunpowder, Royal Palace of Prague Castle, Dalibor Tower, Convent of St. George Palace Lobkowicz and the Golden Lane.
18 Windsor Castle, England
Windsor Castle is located in the city of Windsor, Berkshire County, England. With the Royal Palace function together with Buckingham Palace in London and the Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, it is one of the principal residences of the British monarchy,
19 Castle of Coca, Spain
The Coca Castle (Castillo de Coca) is a castle located in the province of Segovia, Central Spain. The castle, which belongs to Alba House, now serves as an attractive tourist palace and was listed as a historical site by the government since 1931.
20 Lowenburg Castle, Germany
The Lowenburg Castle was built in 1800 and it was a residence of the Wilhelm IX. Today the scholars argue that the ruined Castle Lowenburg is one of the significant constructions of its kind, besides being a of the first great Gothic buildings in Germany.
21 Castle Moritzburg, Germany
It is a castle in Baroque style, located in the municipality of Moritzburg in German state of Saxony, about 13 km northwest of Dresden capital. The castle is famous for its sandstone decorations and plasterwork.
22 Eltz Castle, Germany
Burg Eltz is a medieval castle located in hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. It is situated on a rock 70m, on a major route Roman trade between agricultural land rich and their markets.
23 Potala Palace, Tibet
The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet, an autonomous region of the same name China. It was the main residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India after an uprising failed in 1959. Today the palace is a Museum of China State.
24 Castle of Chenonceau, France
The Chenonceau Castle (Chateau de Chenonceau) is located near the small town of Amboise, in Loire Valley, France. It was built on the site of an old mill on the River Cher, sometime before its first mention written in the 11th century.
25 Ashford Castle, Ireland
Located on the coast of Long Corrib, Ireland, medieval castle was founded by the Anglo-Norman de Burgo family in 1228. In twentieth century, the space was renovated and transformed into a hotel, providing customers quality accommodation and individual rooms.
26 Bran Castle, Romania
The Bran Castle, situated near Bran Pinto (in the vicinity of the city of Brasov, in County of the same name) is a national monument and landmark of the Romania. The fortress is located on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia by Highway 73, wedged in the woods at the foot of Carpathians. It is also Known commonly as “Dracula’s Castle”, and promoted as a residence of character that gives title to Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
27 Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark
The Frederiksborg Castle located in Hillered, Denmark. It was constructed as a royal residence for King Christian IV, and It is now known as the Museum of National History. The palace is located in three small islands in the middle of Lake Palace (Danish, Slotse), and are connected by a large formal Baroque garden.
28 Castle Isola di Loreto
This castle was built in L’island isolates di Loreto, the smallest island of the lake d’ISEO and is located on the north side of Montisola, Italy.
29 Castle of Mont Saint-Michel, France
Located in the northwest of France at the mouth of River Couesnon, in Manche department, there are records dating back to the year 708. The castle of Mont Saint-Michel has this name because the Bishop Aubert had built this castle in honor of St. Michael Archangel.