10 Most Beautiful Castles In The World

Waquar Habib

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Perched on a hill in Bavaria and served as an inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle, the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle is surely one of the most beautiful castles in the world.

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Château de Chambord, France

Built during the French Renaissance, this castle is known for its distinctive double helix staircase and stunning turrets. Although typically credited to Tuscan architect Domenico da Cortona, Leonardo da Vinci's influence on the design is also suggested.

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Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

On a hilltop in the Swabian Alps, this Gothic Revival castle offers breathtaking views. Easily one of the most beautiful castles in the world, it was the ancestral seat of the Prussian King and Princes of Hohenzollern.

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Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Dominating the skyline of Edinburgh, this historic castle is a blend of Norman, Gothic, and Renaissance styles. It offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding landscape.

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Bangalore Palace, India

Built in Tudor style of architecture, the Bangalore Palace is among the most beautiful castles in the world both through its facade and interiors. It was built in the 19th-century as the Royal Wadiyar family's summer retreat.

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Bojnice Castle, Slovakia

Bojnice Castle is a Romanesque castle built in the 12th-century. It also houses a museum. The place served It is considered as the most romantic castle by many.

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Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark

The Frederiksborg Castle is a 17th-century structure that housed King Christian IV of Denmark-Norway. A serious fire broke out in 1859 after which the castle was rebuilt on the basis of old plans and paintings.

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Himeji Castle, Japan

Also known as the "White Heron Castle," the Himeji Castle boasts an elegant white façade and jaw-dropping early 17th-century Japanese architecture. It was built in 1346 as a fortress against local shoguns.

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Alcazar of Segovia, Spain

This castle exists since the 12th-century and enjoys a reputation among mediaeval castles globally. It is also renowned for its unique shape and is said to have inspired Disney's Cinderella Castle.

Alcazar of Segovia | Depositphotos

Agra Fort, India

The Agra Fort served as the royal home of the earliest Mughal families in India. It is a brilliant example of Indo-Islamic architecture and exudes a rich history of mediaeval India from its nooks and crannies.

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