The 10 Best Breathtaking Castles Around The World

There are so many breathtaking castles around the world and it's very hard to make a list of the top 10. In general, all castles are a delightful sight for people who are interested to unravel the buried stories or legends that these castle embodied with. If you have the passion to unveil the amazing old castles around the world, these 10 below are among the most breathtaking ones. Which is your favorite one?

1. Stalker Castle, Scotland

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Castle Stalker is a renowned Scottish landmark, the name originating from the Gaelic “Stalcaire” which means hunter or falconer. Originally a fortified building dating from 1320 and belonging to the MacDougalls, the castle was a stronghold of the Stewarts of Appin for many years.

2. Cochem Castle, Germany


Cochem Castle is more than a castle. It is the largest hill-castle on the Mosel. This castle is a must see, It looks straight out of a fairy tale book. Simply Amazing for adults and children alike.

3. Peles Castle, Sinaia, Romania

Located in Sinaia (44 km from Brasov), Peles Castle is considered by many one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe. It was the finalresting place for several Romanian monarchs.

4. Castle Island, Country Roscommon, Ireland

The stunning Castle Island is part of the Lough Key Forest Park. The castle takes up most of this small island. If you go there in the summer you can rent a rowing boat and row out to the island.

5. Swallow’s Nest, Yalta, Ukraine

The neo-Gothic Swallow's Nest castle perches 130 feet above the Black Sea near Yalta in southern Ukraine. The Swallow's Nest is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Crimea, having become the symbol of Crimea's southern coastline.

6. Mont-Saint Michel, France

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A magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery, the Mont-Saint-Michel counts among France's most stunning sights. For centuries one of Europe’s major pilgrimage destinations, this holy mount is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as is its breathtaking bay.

7. Corvin Castle, Hunedoara, Romania

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This creepy Gothic castle, with its drawbridge over a rushing river, leaps from all your favourite horror films but seems incongruously close to the industrialised, scarified buildings around it. And while it might lack crags and forests swirling round it, on the frightometer it beats Bran Castle with its eyes shut.

8. Colomares Castle, Spain

The Colomares Castle known locally as 'Castillo de Colomares’, in Benalmadena, is one of the most fascinating tourist attractions the municipality has to offer. It's not really a castle, it is a monument dedicated to the life and adventures of Christopher Colombus.

9. Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

Hohenzollern Castle is a wondrous Gothic Revival structure near the Alpine town of Hechingen. This castle should easily impress history enthusiasts.

10. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany


The Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most visited castles in Germany and one of the most popular tourist destination in Europe. The castle is located in Bavaria, near the town of Fussen. It was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, also known as the “Fairytale King”.