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Visit the World's 53 Most Romantic Fairy Tale Castles

Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, hailed by many as the world's most romantic castle.

These castles have caught the imaginations of millions around the world, not only for their storied past but the romantic feel they imbue to anyone who visits them. Their former royal, noble and aristocratic owners enjoyed the comfort that these splendid abodes have to offer and today, travelers and romantic dreamers the world over can relish the marvelous life they lived, not to mention marvel at the exhilarating landscape and lush gardens that thrive around them.  Check out 53 of the world’s most romantic castles!

Abbaye de la Bussière, Burgundy, France

Alcazar of Seville

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Arundel Castle, West Sussex

Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Ireland

Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire

Blair Castle, Perthshire

Bodiam Castle, Sussex, England

Bojnice Castle, Slovakia

Burg Wernberg, Wernberg-Kobliz, Germany

Carcassonne, France

Castle Howard, York

Castle of Mey, Caithness, Scotland

Chateau de Chambord

Chateau d’Agneaux, Manche, France

Chateau de Bellecroix, Chagny, France

Chateau de Fleurville, Fleurville, France

Chateau de Chenonceau, Loire Valley

Cochem Castle, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Conwy Castle, Wales

Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Dunrobin Castle, Dunrobin, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

Glamis Castle, Glamis, Scotland

Heidelberg Castle, Heidelberg, Germany

Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England

Hever Castle, Kent

Highclere Castle, West Berkshire

Hohenwerfen Castle, Werfen, Austria

Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland

Lake Bled, Bled, Slovenia

Leeds Castle, Kent

Lichtenstein Castle, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Matsumoto Castle, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Mont St.Michel, France

Moritzburg Castle, Germany

Moyland Castle, North Rhine-Westphalia

Neuschwanstein, Bavaria

Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

Prague Castle

Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal

Saint Michael's Mount, Cornwall

Stokesay Castle

The Alhambra, Andalusia, Spain

The Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland

Trakai, Lithuania

Vischering Castle, Lüdinghausen, North Rhine-Wesphalia, Germany

Warwick Castle, England

Windsor Castle


  1. Great page, but the picture for Bamburgh Castle is incorrect - I don't know where it is but it's not Bamburgh.

    1. That is a photo of Altenburg Castle which is located at Bamberg in Germany.


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