29 Gorgeous Castles From Around The World

6. 23. Highclere Castle, United Kingdom

Highclere is a 19th-century castle that serves as the main filming location for the hit-TV show Downton Abbey. It opened to the public in 2007 and has drawn in more than 700,000 visitors. Windsor Castle, England

This 11th-century royal residence is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Schloss Moritzburg, Germany

Named after Duke Mortiz of Saxony, this palace lies on artificial land and is surrounded by woodlands used for hunting. Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Alnwick’s interior and exterior was used to film Hogwarts scenes in the Harry Potter films and has roughly 800,000 visitors per year. 7. Hohenwerfen Castle, Austria

This 11th-century castle is surrounded by the Berchtesgaden Alps and the Tennengebirge mountain range. Château de Chambord, France

This palace was built to serve as a hunting lodge for François I, and has very distinct French Renaissance architecture. Exterior shots of the castle were used as a French hotel in the movie Just Married. 16. 9. Source:   BuzzFeed 1. Schwerin Castle, Germany

First reports of the castle were made in 973, and currently serves as the seat of the state parliament. Bodiam Castle, United Kingdom

This 14th-century moated castle was built by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge to defend the area against French invasion during the Hundred Years’ War. 20. The castle now serves as a training school for foresters. The estate was sold to the Duke and Dutchess of Manchester in 1909, but they were forced to sell due to gambling debts. Kronborg Castle, Denmark

Built in the 1420s, Kronborg is one of the most important fortifications in Northern Europe. Kilkenny Castle, Ireland

Kilkenny was built in 1195 by William Marshal and now serves as a conference and graduation venue. 14. 11. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Ludwig II of Bavaria built this castle as a personal refuge. 27. Castle Howard, Yorkshire

One of the grandest private residences in Britain, this beautiful estate has been home to the Howard family for over 300 years. Castillo de Coca, Spain

This castle was built on the site of ancient Cauca, the birthplace of the Roman emperor Theodosius. Balmoral Castle, United Kingdom

Balmoral has been a residence of the British Royal Family since 1852, when it was purchased by Queen Victoria and her consort, Prince Albert. Prague Castle, Czech Republic

Prague Castle was named the largest ancient castle in the world by the Guinness Book of Records, occupying 70,000 square meters. 15. 17. 13. 18. It has been immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In 1752, it was redesigned in Rococo style. 10. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

This 12th-century palace is positioned upon the volcanic Castle Rock and has become a recognizable symbol of Edinburgh. 25. Corfe Castle, Dorset

Corfe Castle is a fortification that dates back to the 11th century, designed by William the Conquerer. Posted By MMK on Nov 12, 2014 | comments

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One of Austria’s most impressive medieval castles, Hochosterwitz sits 520 feet high and can be seen 19 miles away on a clear day. Malbork Castle, Poland

Malbork is the largest castle in the world (surface area), and the largest brick building in Europe. After he died in 1886, Neuschwanstein opened to the paying public and has since had over 60 million visitors. 8. 22. 12. Castle Hohenschwangau, Germany

Schloss Hohenschwangau is a 19th-century palace in Germany, which receives more than 300,000 visitors per year.

Updated: 12.11.2014 — 23:07