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 – Source


Waterfall Castle, Scotland

Waterfall Castle, Scotland – Source


Waterfall Castle, Poland

Waterfall Castle, Poland – Source


Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland – Source



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


#Disney #World #Florida

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