There is something about medieval castles that really intrigues many people. It could be growing up with all those Disney films of fairy tales and princesses, or the many Hollywood movies of heroic deeds by kings and knights that attract us to them. The irony is that these fairy tale castles were actually inspired by real castles. Here is a list of some of the most beautiful castles in the world.
Château de Chambord-France
The Château de Chambord is undoubtedly on a class of its own as far as architectural awesomeness and superiority is concerned.
It was built by King Maximilian II of Bavaria and was the childhood home of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.
It is located north of Yorkshire, England and has been the family’s residence for about 300 years.
Found near the City of Saint Petersburg in Russia. Its construction was commissioned by Catherine of Russia as a summer home in the year 1717.
This is probably one of the youngest castles in the lot. It was built by an ambitious businessman in Kenya and was completed in 2012
The Kronsborg is a 16th century castle that is located in Denmark. It was built by King Erick VII and is even mentioned by Shakespeare though with a different name in Hamlet.
Château de Versailles-France
Arguably one of the most decorated castles, the Château de Versailles is a marvelous work of art built in France. The castle occupies a whooping 17acres of land. Its existence dates back to the 17th century and was ainly built for royalty.
This is one of the most historic castles. It is built on a huge volcanic rock in the city of Edinburgh.
The Schloss Moritzburg is located 13 kilometers near Saxony. The castle was built as a hunting lodge for the kings and high members of society between the year 1542 and 1546.