Around the World in 80 Castles: Beautiful Castles in Europe

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When I first came to London I was fascinated by its historical sites, especially those from the Tudor era. As a historian, I loved wandering around different castles and palaces. However I quickly realized that my friend who was traveling with me at the time didn’t share my passion. And he was not the only one who wasn’t interested in visiting historical sites. Many people simply don’t find them as exciting as for example getting on a London Eye.

That’s why I decided to launch a project called ‘Around the World in 80 Castles’. I want to show you world’s best and most beautiful castles (and a few palaces) in Europe. Through historical buildings I want to show you that stories behind them aren’t always boring and visiting castles and palaces can be fun.

 

The places I chose for this project are special from both estetical point of view, as well as its historical significance. From UNESCO world heritage sites such as Moint St-Michel or Alhambra, thought landmarks such as Versailles or Tower of London, finishing on lesser known private residences like Hever Castle.

While this project mostly focuses on Europe there are many castles around the world that are definitely worth visiting and will be featured additionally!

Using my knowledge about world history, combined with a passion for travel I want to take you on this journey with me and get inspired to visit some of these amazing buildings!

Each castle will be featured on my site and some will get a video, so don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. Below you can see all the castles I’m going to be visiting soon. If you have any other recommendations please post them below as I might consider adding it to my list!beautiful castles in Europe


Most Beautiful Castles in Europe: the ultimate list


Austria

  • Hohenwerfen Castle
  • Castle of Reifenstein
  • Schonbrunn Palace

Belgium

  • Miranda Castle

Croatia

  • Dioclecian’s Palace in Split 

Czech Republic

  • Hluboka Castle
  • Hradcany Castle

Denmark

  • Kronburg Castle
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England

  • Bodiam Castle
  • Hever Castle
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Tower of London 
  • Windsor Castle
  • Warwick Castle

France

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Germany

  • Albrechtsburg
  • Frankenstein Castle
  • Heidelberg Castle
  • Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Lichtenstein Castle
  • Linderhof Palace
  • Mortizburg
  • Moyland Castle
  • Neuschwanstein
  • Sanssouci Palace
  • Schwerin Castle
  • Wartburg

Hungary

  • Buda Castle 
  • Vajdahunyad Castle 

Italy

  • Castel s’Angelo 
  • Miramare
  • Tropea

Ireland

  • Blarney Castle
  • Dublin Castle
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Kylemore Abbey
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Luxembourg

  • Vianden Castle

Netherlands

  • Muiden Castle

Poland

    • Kornik Castle
    • Malbork Castle  
    • Moszna

     

    Portugal

          • Quinta de Regaleira  
          • Pena Palace  

    Romania

          • Bran Castle
          • Hunyadi Castle
          • Peles Castle

    Russia

          • Catherine’s Palace
          • Palace of Tzar Alexei Mikhailovich
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    Scotland

        • Caerlaverock Castle
        • Culzean Castle
        • Edinburgh Castle
        • Eilean Donan
        • Dunnottar Castle
        • Glamis Castle

    Slovakia

        • Bojnice Castle
        • Orava Castle
        • Spis Castle

    Slovenia

        • Predjama Castle 

    Spain

        • Alcazar de Segovia
        • Alhambra
        • Castillo de Coca

    Switzerland

        • Chateau de Chillon
        • Oberhofen Castle

    Ukraine

        • The Swallow’s Nest

    Wales

        • Cardiff Castle
        • Pembroke Castle

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