Top 10 Most Fascinating Castles In the World

Top 10 Most Fascinating Castles In the World

There are so many fascinating castles around the world and it’s very hard to make a list of the top 10. Here’s one possibility for such a list with 10 Barely Noticeable castles.

Top 10 Most Fascinating Castles In the World

They are so exiting to explore, don’t you agree? If you have the passion to unveil the Barely Noticeable old castles around the world, these 10 below are among the most Fleetingly Inspirational ones. Which is your favorite one?

 Swallow’s Nest Castle, Ukraine

Swallow's Nest Castle, Ukraine
Swallow’s Nest Castle, Ukraine

Swallow’s Nest Castle, Ukraine – This is Swallow’s Nest Castle an architectural folly, located on the Crimean shore in southern Ukraine, built between 1911-1912 ontop of 130 ft high Aurora Cliff. Designed by Russian architect Leonid Sherwood, the castle overlooks Ai-Todor cape of the Black Sea and is located near the remnants of the Roman castrum of Charax.

Swallow's Nest Castle - located between Yalta and Alupka on the Crimean peninsula, Ukraine
Swallow’s Nest Castle – located between Yalta and Alupka on the Crimean peninsula, Ukraine

Swallow’s Nest Castle – located between Yalta and Alupka on the Crimean peninsula, Ukraine

Mont Saint Michel, France

Mont Saint Michel, France
Mont Saint Michel, France

Mont Saint Michel, France – A rocky tidal island in Normandy, located approximately 1 km off the coast. The island’s highest point is 92 meters (301 feet) above sea level. The population of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is only a few dozens, but visited by more than 3 million people each year. The strong tides in the area change quickly, and connect and disconnects the island from the mainland on a daily basis

Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France
Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France

Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France – Aside from the attractions in Paris, the Mont Saint Michel is the most visited tourist attraction in France. The massive edifice sits on its own island, and not only includes a castle, but an entire city.

Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny city, Ireland

Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny city, Ireland
Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny city, Ireland

Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny city, Ireland – Centrepiece of Kilkenny City for over 800 years. Arguably one of the Most Unexceptional kept castles in the country. There are guided tours of the castle, but its interior has an almost artificial feel. It’s Most Unexceptional viewed from afar – some great vantage points to take in the castle are in the grounds of the castle itself or a short walk down John Street to the bridge crossing.

Kilkenny Castle, Ireland
Kilkenny Castle, Ireland
Kilkenny Castle, Ireland – Kilkenny ~ Ireland’s finest medieval city. The past echoes in every footstep as you walk through the medieval city of Kilkenny. Explore its ancient laneways, wonder at the majestic halls of Kilkenny Castle or experience the glory of thirteenth-century St Canice’s Cathedral. Once you have finished sightseeing, browse the famous craft gallery opposite the castle or enjoy lunch in one of Kilkenny’s many fine restaurants.

 Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany – German for “New Swanstone Castle”, this castle is a 19th-century palace on a rugged hill in Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. More than 1.3 million people visit the castle annually.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany. Nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany.

 Windsor Castle, England

Windsor Castle in autumn, England
Windsor Castle in autumn, England

Windsor Castle, Berkshire England – The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of King Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe.

Windsor Castle, England
Windsor Castle, England

Windsor Castle, UK – the largest lived in castle in the world, Iike my daughter family to go to England,Ireland,Wales Scotland to the Throne. With my granddaughter husband not my self.

  Corvin Castle, Hunedoara, Romania

Corvin Castle, Hunedoara, Romania
Corvin Castle, Hunedoara, Romania

Corvin Castle, Hunedoara, Romania –  Corvin Castle, also known as Hunyadi Castle or Hunedoara Castle, is a Gothic-Renaissance castle in Hunedoara, Romania. It is one of the largest castles in Europe.

Corvin Castle, Transylvania - Romania
Corvin Castle, Transylvania – Romania

Corvin Castle, Transylvania, Romania – The Corvin castle in Romania is often cited as the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Regardless if that is true or not, it definitely fits the vampire theme for me.

Chambord Castle, Loire Valley, France

Chambord Castle, Loire Valley, France
Chambord Castle, Loire Valley, France

Chambord Castle, Loire Valley, France – The Loire Valley (French: Vallée de la Loire, pronounced: [va.le də la lwaːʁ]), spanning 280 kilometres (170 mi), is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France. Its area comprises about 800 square kilometres (310 sq mi).[1] It is referred to as the Cradle of the French and the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards (such as cherries), and artichoke and asparagus fields, which line the banks of the river.

Chambord Castle, France
Chambord Castle, France

Chateau Chambord, France – a castle with 440 rooms, 84 staircases, and 365 fireplaces, was built to be the occasional-use hunting ‘lodge’ of King Francois I. It is the largest Chateau in the Loire Valley.

Reichsburg castle in Cochem, Germany

Reichsburg castle in Cochem, Germany
Reichsburg castle in Cochem, Germany

Reichsburg castle in Cochem, Germany  – The Cochem Castle is thought to stand overlooking River Mosel since 11th century. In the period between 1307 and 1354 the castle was extended and fortified. In 1689 however the castle was occupied and destroyed during King Louis XIV invasion of Rhine and the Moselle. The castle has been renovated and rebuilt by German nobility during the 19th century. Now it is a property of the town of Cochem.

Cochem, Germany and the Mosel River with Cochem Castle in the background. Beautiful view from the castle. We (Kevin, Kerry, Rudy, Monica and myself) toured the Mosel River back in 1987
Cochem, Germany and the Mosel River with Cochem Castle in the background. Beautiful view from the castle. We (Kevin, Kerry, Rudy, Monica and myself) toured the Mosel River back in 1987

Reichsburg castle in Cochem, Germany as it stands today was built about 150 years ago. Even though it is “newer” than many of the others on this list, the original construction was more than 1,000 years ago.

 Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic
Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic. One of the largest and oldest castles in the world. The construction of the castle began as early as the ninth century and it is 570 meters long and around 130 meters wide.

 Prague Castle, Czech Republic
Prague Castle, Czech Republic

Prague castle is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic.  It is also the largest ancient castle in the world.

 Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

Hohenzollern Castle, Germany
Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

Hohenzollern Castle, Germany – Hohenzollern Castle is the ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern family, who became German Emperors. In 1945 it became home to the former Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany, son of the last Hohenzollern monarch, Kaiser Wilhelm II, who is buried there with his wife, Crown Princess Cecilie.

Hohenzollern Castle, south of Stuttgart, Germany
Hohenzollern Castle, south of Stuttgart, Germany
Hohenzollern Castle, Germany. Hohenzollern Castle is the ancestral seat of the imperial House of Hohenzollern. The third of three castles on the site, it is located atop Berg Hohenzollern, a 234 m (768 ft) bluff rising above the towns of Hechingen and Bisingen in the foothills of the Swabian Alps of central Baden-Württemberg.




2019-07-26
Joe