7 Most Fascinating Castles

Mont Saint Michel, France

This castle is located on an island in Normandy, France. It was a strategic location for holding military meetings since ancient times and is currently a monastery.


Hunyad Castle, Romania


Located in Hunedoara, present-day Romania. The Hunyad castle is a landmark of the Hunyadi dynasty, built in the 14th century.

Château de Chenonceau, France


Located in a small village of Chenonceaux, in the the Loire Valley, France. This castle has changed ownership numerous times throughout history. The castle and its gardens are currently to the public.

Blamis Castle, Scotland


Located beside the village of Glamis in Angus, Scotland. As legend goes, a hideously deformed child was born and kept tucked away inside this castle.

Caernarfon Castle (Caernarvon), Wales


Located in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. This castle acted as the administrative center for north Wales in the late 11th century until 1283.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany


Located near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The castle was a personal refuge for the king, and opened to the public after his death in 1886.

Palacio da Pena, Portugal

This castle is a Romanistic palace located in Sintra, Portugal. The castle was built to serve as a chapel on top of a hill overlooking the town. It was to honor “Our Lady of Pena.”


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