Castles have always been a stunning architectural achievement. Whether to demonstrate power, swagger or to protect, palaces and fortresses remain the breathtaking landmarks, visited by crowds of tourists. See our list of 29 castles from around the world – which one would you like to see?

29. Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California, USA

Photo by Ellen Yeat

28. Mystras, Greece

 

27. Eilean Donan, Loch Duich Island, Scotland

Photo by Dirk Sachse

26. Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

 

Photo by Berthold Steinhilber

25. Ghardaïa, Algeria

 

24. Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany

 

23. Lake Bled, Bled, Slovenia

 

Photo by Cory Schadt

22. Cochem, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

 

Photo by Jan van de Maat

21. Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal

 

Photo by Vítor Ribeiro

20. Vischering Castle, Lüdinghausen, North Rhine-Westfalia, Germany

 

 

19. Trakai, Lithuania

 

 

18. Ideal Palace, Hauterives, France

 

 

17. Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal

 

Photo by Thomas Muller

16. Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

 

 

15. Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

 

 

14. Hohenwerfen Castle, Werfen, Austria

 

 

13. Carcassonne, France

 

 

12. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

 

 

11. Moritzburg Castle, Germany

 

 

10. Château de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France

 

 

9. The Citadel of Qaitbay, Alexandria, Egypt

 

Photo by Nadem Mohamed

8. The Swallow’s Nest, Yalta, Ukraine

 

7. Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England

 

6. The Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland

 

 

5. The Alhambra, Andalusia, Spain

 

Photo by Carlos Luque

4. Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome, Italy

 

Photo by Domingo Leiva

3. Lichtenstein Castle, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

 

Photo by Steve Swope

2. Matsumoto Castle, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

 

 

1. Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

 

 

 

 

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