Ten of the Most Amazing Castles From Around the World

Ten of the Most Amazing Castles From Around the World
Ten of the Most Amazing Castles From Around the World

Here in the UK castles are two a penny. You can’t turn the corner without their being one hiding up a lane somewhere. But today we are not after the common castles, today we are taking a look at ten of the most amazing castles from around the world. From the biggest to the smallest and a few other surprises…


Ten of the Most Amazing Castles From Around the World


 

Molly's Castle, UK
Molly’s Castle,
UK

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Said to be the smallest in the UK this is pretty much a small family home than a full castle, but it is officially classed as one. A castle is classed as “a private fortified residence of a lord or noble.” In this castle once lived Edward Blore who designed and help build Buckingham Palace! It’s almost as small as these houses as seen in a previous post.

Predjama Castle, Slovenia
Predjama Castle, Slovenia

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Built actually inside the mouth of a cave in south-central Slovenia, its name means “the castle in front of the cave” and was built around the 12th century and done in a Gothic style.

Prague Castle, Czech Republic
Prague Castle, Czech Republic

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Some people will tell you that this is the worlds largest castle, the Guinness Book of Records is one of them! But when it comes to land area this castle only just makes it into the top 3! Still, its pretty impressive nether the less.

Malbork Castle, Poland
Malbork Castle, Poland

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Unlike Prague Castle, this castle is most probably the largest in the world. With 143,591 square meters or land compared to 66,761 square meters, it is almost 3 times the size! But who I am to argue with Guinness Book of Records!?

Castle Stalker, UK
Castle Stalker, UK

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Said to be one of Argyll’s most romantic castles it is located on a small rock island to the north of Port Appin and was gifted to King James IV as a hunting lodge! It makes you wonder what they were hunting!

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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This is one of three royal palaces built for Louis II (Mad King Ludwig) of Bavaria. Set within the Bavarian Alps it sits high above the Pullat River gorge and was the first castle in the world to have flushable toilets!

Corvin Castle, Romania
Corvin Castle, Romania

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You would be forgiven for thinking this castle looks a little creepy as it was indeed once a prison for none other than Dracula! In truth, Vlad III of Wallachia never truly drank blood but is said to have a thirst for it in a punishment/retribution kind of way.

Bodiam Castle, UK
Bodiam Castle, UK

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This sandstone castle has been passed down through several generations of the Dalyngrigge family and its famous for its classic large moat that at the time was an almost impenetrable layer of defence.

Matsumoto Castle, Japan
Matsumoto Castle, Japan

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Locals tend to call this the “Crow Castle” thanks to its black exterior. It was founded during the Sengoku Period and was ruled by the Takeda clan and back then it was originally called Fukashi Castle.

Caerlaverock Castle, UK
Caerlaverock Castle, UK

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You can count the number of triangular castles in the world on one hand and this is one of them. Plus it has a small triangular moat to go with it! built in the 13th century it was once owned by the Maxwell family. A very impressive castle indeed and a good view from all 3 sides!

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