Beautifully Architectured Castles of the World

From the earliest times, some castles were surrounded by a moat, others flanked by towers. Some ancient fortifications date from ancient times so remote as the walls of Babylon and the curtain wall of Ashur from about 1600 B.C.

Defense was the main and primary function of all castles. They were always surrounded by a fortified wall which always protected the defenders, and attackers. Often also had to overcome a series of several gates. The main entrance was protected by a drawbridge and machicolations projecting over the gate, from which boiling liquids and missiles could be dropped on the hapless foes below. The final refuge of the castle residents was the stronghold, or keep. Tallest and strongest buildings within the walls, with a high entrance accessible. In addition a small garden inside the walls provided herbs, flowers and vegetables are usually found around or inside the castles which further increase their beauty. Here are some well-structured and eye-catching castles found on pinterest.

most magical and beautiful castles of the world

Magical Castle – Source

 

Schloss Neuschwanstein in the winter

Schloss Neuschwanstein – Source

 

Dunguaire Castle is a 16th century tower house on the shore of Galway Bay in Galway, Ireland

Dunguaire Castle – Source

 

beautiful castles of the world

Beautiful Castle – Source

 

Balintore Castle ~ Scotland:

Balintore Castle, Scotland – Source

 

Facade of the Templar Castle.

Facade of the Templar Castle – Source

 

The Medieval Conwy Castle

Medieval Conwy Castle – Source

 

Kasteel de Borrekens / Belgium

Kasteel de Borrekens, Belgium – Source

 

The Corvin castle in Romania

Corvin Castle, Romania – Source

 

Neuschwanstein Castle in Allgau, Bavaria, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle, Allgau, Bavaria, Germany – Source

 

Bodiam Castle, England

Bodiam Castle, England – Source

 

Neuschwanstein castle. Bavaria. Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany – Source

 

The Royal Château de Chambord, Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France.

Royal Château de Chambord, Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France – Source

 

Butron Castle, Basque Country, Spain

Butron Castle, Basque Country, Spain – Source

 

Hunyad Castle (Hunedoara Castle), Romania

Hunyad Castle (Hunedoara Castle), Romania – Source

 

Martijn Van Geloof Castle

Martijn Van Geloof Castle – Source

 

Lichtenstein Castle, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany

Lichtenstein Castle, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany – Source

 

Boldt Castle in Thousand Islands New York, USA

Boldt Castle in Thousand Islands New York, USA – Source

 

Castle Germany

Castle Germany – Source

 

Blarney House, Ireland

Blarney House, Ireland – Source

 

Beautiful Castle

Beautiful Castle – Source

 

Eltz Castle, Germany

Eltz Castle, Germany – Source

 

Kylemore Abbey Castle, County Galway, Ireland

Kylemore Abbey Castle, County Galway, Ireland – Source

 

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast – Source

 

Forest castle in Bavaria, Germany

Forest castle in Bavaria, Germany – Source

 

Les Kralovstvi Castle, Czech Republic

Les Kralovstvi Castle, Czech Republic – Source

 

Vorselaar Castle, Belgium

Vorselaar Castle, Belgium – Source

 

Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria

Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria – Source

 

Mont Saint Michel, France

Mont Saint Michel, France – Source

 

Ireland

Ireland – Source

 

Waterfall Castle, Scotland

Waterfall Castle, Scotland – Source

 

Waterfall Castle, Poland

Waterfall Castle, Poland – Source

 

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland – Source

 

Ireland

Grimaldi Castle, Ireland – Source

 

Swallow's Nest castle, Crimea, Ukraine

Swallow’s Nest Castle, Crimea, Ukraine – Source

 

Disney Land Castle in Paris

Disney Land Castle, Paris – Source

 

Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle, Orlando, Florida – Source

 

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Disney Castle in Day Time, Florida – Source

 

Walt Disney World - Kiss Goodnight Reflection

Disney World at Night – Source

 

TOP 10 Breathtaking Castles Around The World

Colomares Castle, Spain – Source

 

Christ statue overviewing Barcelona city from Tibidabo Church, Spain

Tibidabo Church, Spain – Source

 

Loire Valley, France

Loire Valley, France – Source

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