Europe is steeped in rich history and no other European buildings truly capture this than a good old castle! Their grand exteriors are pretty impressive to see in person – they also make for pretty good selfie backgrounds! 😉 Their interiors are ornate masterpieces that are a true legacy of the craftsmen in their periods of construction.

21 Castles You Have To Visit In Europe!

Here are some castles in Europe (listed in no particular order) that you definitely have to make an effort to visit if you ever find yourself around them! I won’t bore you with a lesson on the history or the uniqueness of each of them – to be honest, that would bore me too and besides, that’s what wikipedia is for. I’m just gonna dazzle you (yes, dazzle!) with some stunning images of these amazing European masterpieces!

1.) Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
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2.) Château de Chenonceau, France
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3.) Windsor Castle, United Kingdom
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4.) Bran Castle, Romania
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5.) Predjama Castle, Slovenia
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6.) Castelvecchio, Italy
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7.) Książ Castle, Poland
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8.) Castillo de Coca, Spain
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9.) Buda Castle, Hungary
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10.) Akershus Castle, Norway
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11.) Het Steen, Belgium
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12.) Bodrum Castle, Turkey
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13.) Oberhofen Castle, Switzerland
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14.) Hohensalzburg Castle, Austria
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15.) Château de Vitré, France
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16.) Miramare Castle, Italy
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17.) Edinburgh Castle, United Kingdom
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18.) Spis Castle, Slovakia
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19.) Prague Castle, Czech Republic
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20.) Malbork Castle, Poland
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21.) Hunyad Castle, Romania
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21 Castles You Have To Visit In Europe!



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  • Hugo Martins

    so.. where is palacio da pena (in sintra, portugal)?

    • HandLuggageOnly

      It’s funny you mention this… we are visiting palacio da pena and Sintra tomorrow! 🙂

  • Neuschwanstein was the first castle I ever saw in person and it started my fascination with castles all over the world. Now my daughter is really interested in princesses and royalty right now so now that we’re starting to travel as much as we can with our kids, we want to take her to see as many castles as we can.

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ah, this is amazing! So happy you loved it!

      It’s so lovely when children have a passion for princesses and royalty, such a great way to introduce them to some gorgeous history.

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Megan Wills

    Bran Castle is okay, but Peles was much nicer in Romania that view was my favorite in the country!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1b6817cfd933f8e7b6a80da871cbcadb049ff868e2d428e49c9cdc158dd3e2b8.jpg

    • HandLuggageOnly

      What a gorgeous place! Thanks so much, Megan! We need to pop over ASAP!

      Lloyd & Yaya 😀