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Around the World in 80 Castles: Beautiful Castles in Europe

Around the World in 80 Castles: Beautiful Castles in Europe

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 esthetical point of view, as well as its historical significance. From UNESCO world heritage sites such as Mont 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

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  • Hohenwerfen Castle
  • Castle of Reifenstein
  • Schonbrunn Palace 


  • Miranda Castle

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  • Dioclecian’s Palace in Split 

Czech Republic

  • Hluboka Castle
  • Hradcany Castle


  • Kronburg Castle

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

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

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  • Buda Castle 
  • Vajdahunyad Castle 


  • Castel s’Angelo 
  • Miramare
  • Tropea


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

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  • Muiden Castle


    • Kornik Castle
    • Malbork Castle  
    • Moszna


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  • Bran Castle
  • Hunyadi Castle
  • Peles Castle


  • Catherine’s Palace
  • Palace of Tzar Alexei Mikhailovich

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


      • Bojnice Castle
      • Orava Castle
      • Spis Castle


      • Predjama Castle 

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      • Alcazar de Segovia
      • Alhambra
      • Castillo de Coca


      • Chateau de Chillon
      • Oberhofen Castle


      • The Swallow’s Nest


      • Cardiff Castle
      • Pembroke Castle

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Frank Ubcool

Thursday 17th of May 2018

Wow, what a nice collection! You really know your stuff about beautiful castles :) When I read the introduction I was thinking my favourite castle ever is, and always will be is Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, and I'm glad to have found that name here too! I'm moving to Germany soon and I'm looking forward to checking out those castles mentioned from there!


Tuesday 14th of November 2017

I found a beautiful photo of a castle on Pinterest, but it did not have a name or location listed. If I sent it to you, would you be able to identify it for me? I think what you are doing is magnificent!


Tuesday 14th of November 2017

Possibly! Please email it to [email protected] .


Tuesday 20th of June 2017

You're missing out on some of the best Welsh castles from the north. Caernarfon, Beaumaris and Conwy are amazing.


Thursday 22nd of June 2017

I'm hoping to visit them too!

Amberly "Zoom" Hoffman

Friday 22nd of April 2016

So happy to hear there are castles in Japan! I'd love to see that! Can't wait!


Thursday 21st of April 2016

wow! sounds cool. Do u write the article on each castle u visit? really want to check it out :)


Saturday 23rd of April 2016

That's the plan :)

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