FAIRY TALE CASTLES AND CHATEAUS
Added on: 31st Mar 2015
CHATEAU DE CHILLON, SWITZERLAND
This island castle located on the shore of Lake Geneva is one of the
best preserved medieval castles in the world. It consists of 100
individual buildings that were gradually linked together.
BODIAM CASTLE, ENGLAND
Built in 1385, the Bodiam Castle was built as protection against
French soldiers in the Hundred Years´ War.
CHATEAU DE CHAMBORD, FRANCE
The largest chateau in the Loire Valley, Chambord is one of the
greatest examples of French Renaissance and originally served as
a hunting lodge for the famous French king Francois I.
PREDJAMA CASTLE, SLOVENIA
This renaissance castle was built into a rock near the town of Postojna,
Slovenia. It was built in the stone wall to make access to it more difficult.
There is also a secret shaft leading out of the castle.
BRAN CASTLE, ROMANIA
Situated almost in the middle of Romania, this stronghold is among
the most famous castles in the world. Ironically, there’s nothing
special about the construction, rather it’s the story associated with the
castle that makes it a hot spot for tourists. Legend has it that this Castle
is the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. However,
there’s no real evidence that Bram even knew of this castle when
he was writing the story.
CHATEAU DE WALZIN, BELGIUM
Built on a rocky cliff high above the river Lesse near Dinant, Belgium,
this secluded chateau is one of the most picturesque medieval
KARLSTEJN CASTLE, CZECH REPUBLIC
This Gothic castle was built by Charles IV – the Holy Roman Emperor
and Czech king. One of the most famous castles in Central Europe,
Karlstejn has also been featured in several fairy tales and movies.
SEGOVIA CASTLE, SPAIN
This monumental stone fortress located near the town of Segovia,
Spain, is one of the most famous castles in the Iberian Peninsula.
Thanks to its distinctive shape, it became one of the inspirations for
Disney´s Cinderella Castle.
DUNNATOR CASTLE, SCOTLAND
The ruined medieval castle occupies an area of about 3.5 acres on a
rocky cliff in the north-eastern part of Scotland. You may recognize this
castle from the 1990 movie “Hamlet” with Mel Gibson.