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10 of the world's best castles
Posted on 22/09/2018 Modified on 19/12/2018

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Once in a while we all wish to travel back in time and be children again. We want to relive the days of carefree laughter, sparkling eyes, and uncountable dreams for future. So let's take a day off from being adults and act like princes or princesses in these many whimsical castles around the world.

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  • Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
    Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

    Overlooking the Hohenschwangau Valley, Neuschwanstein castle is located in the Bavarian Alps in Germany. Built by the ?Fairytale King?, King Ludwig II, it's the most visited castle in the world. The inspiration for Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World, Neuschwanstein Castle is as beautiful inside as it is outside. Its picturesque landscape, walled courtyard, artificial cave and stunning interior makes it a must-visit spot in Germany.

  • Pena National Palace, Portugal
    Pena National Palace, Portugal

    Every castle has a story, and this one is right out of a fairytale. Situated 15 miles outside of Lisbon, Pena National Palace is what dreams are made of. Built in 1840, it's bright and shiny, tall and majestic. Surrounded by the stunning beauty of Sintra, visiting this regal palace is a way to bring back the small wonders of awe and magic in life.

  • Chateau de Chambord, France
    Chateau de Chambord, France

    The medieval French royal castle comminissioned by King Francis I is a regal plunge into the past. With over 426 rooms, 83 staircases, and 282 fireplaces, it's as grand as a palace can be, and is said to have been conceived by Leonardo Da Vinci himself. What's more is that you have a chance to sleep just next to the castle. 50 meters from the Chateau de Chambord, is the Hotel Relais de Chambord, which opened in March 2018 after three years of renovation. Does it sound like a dream you've liked to live?

  • Swallow's Nest, Crimea
    Swallow's Nest, Crimea

    Swallow's Nest is a Gothic architectural wonder constructed on the top of Aurora Cliff. It's not a castle in the truest sense of the word, but it definitely looks like one. Quite literally hanging on the edge of the Crimean Sea, there's a looming fear of it toppling down at the mere thought of a natural catastrophy. Having said that, the castle withstood a severe earthquake in 1927 and efforts have been made ever since to make it more habitable.

  • Corvin Castle, Romania
    Corvin Castle, Romania

    Designed in a rich Gothic style, Corvin castle is straight out of a storybook. In fact, it was after its restoration process in 17th century that it gained this fanciful look. It's said that Vlad the Impaler was imprisoned for almost seven years inside the castle, which eventually led to his madness. Many castles have stories of princes and monsters, and this one is of the latter type.

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