Castles could be found all over the world, and castles in Europe are definitely some of the ancient structures that you simply must visit if you’re looking for something grand and breathtaking.

You will certainly not have difficulty finding words to describe these structures: towering? Colorful? Strange-looking? Romantic? Overwhelming? You might use these, and certainly more words to illustrate all the amazing castles of Europe that you’ll find here. These famous castles will definitely give you a kind of awe that is impossible to experience anywhere else.

Bran Castle (Romania)

This huge structure in the border between Transylvania and Wallachia is something that book lovers will certainly appreciate. The Bran Castle is a fortress is known as “Dracula’s Castle,” because it’s been said that it’s possible that this was the home of Bram Stroker’s Dracula. Today, it is a museum that welcomes visitors.


Brodick Castle (Scotland)

This is one of the oldest castles in Scotland. Located on the Isle of Arran. Legend has it that this castle was used as a protection against the Vikings.


Castel del Monte, Apulia (Italy)

This is one of the most famous ancient castles in Italy, and a World Heritage Site. Built by Emperor Frederick II, this castle is said to have a mathematically and astronomically precise layout.

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Ksiaz Castle (Poland)

If we’re talking about photogenic castles, this will be definitely somewhere on top. This castle—which has a dominance of shades of orange, red, blue, and green—was occupied by the Red Army in 1945. Today, it is open for tourists during the spring and summer.

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Mont Saint-Michel (France)

This is one of the most famous castles in France because of its location and the environment that surrounds it. It is built on a rocky peak on a beautiful island, which is visited by so many pilgrims each year, as it is home to the Saint-Michel monastery.

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Prague Castle (Czech Republic)

At about 130 metres wide and 570 metres in length, this has been labeled as the biggest castle in the world. Aside from being impossibly huge, this is also absolutely beautiful, with all the museums, churches, and palaces around it.

Spis Castle (Slovakia)

This huge castle, which is one of the largest medieval castles in all of central Europe, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, so this must be definitely be on your list!

Windsor Castle (England)

This is one of the most famous castles in England, especially in the modern world (it’s most recent grand appearance on the news was the Prince William-Kate Royal wedding). This is a medieval castle that has long been home of the royal family, and it still looks as grand as it did back then.

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