Best castles to visit in Europe
Visiting these castles is like diving into our history. Discover the history of kings, of alliances and vendettas, the history of European territories, of wars, regions and nations, the history of those families who have made and unmade Europe.
18. Aragonese Castle - Ischia
Ischia (Italy) is a paradise on earth; this destination is very much concerned about environment and has a very good touristic offer. The Aragonese Castle is a symbol of this city and the whole region of Naples It is one of the oldest castles in Europe since it was built in the 5th century BC. Book your hotel at the best price and your activities on the beautiful island of Ischia.
19. Castle of Gravensteen - Ghent
The incredible Gravensteen castle is located right in the center of the beautiful town of Ghent in Belgium. This medieval castle is one of the jewels of this city. Come and discover its torture room, its dungeon. The Gravensteen castle is so beautiful! It is not the only tourist attraction : there are many others which can compete with the ones located in the neighboring towns of Bruges and Brussels. Book your best activities in Ghent and your hotel at the best price in one of the most beautiful cities in Belgium.
20. Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire
Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire has just been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This fairytale castle is stunning! It is situated on the banks of the Loire.
The origin of this castle dates back to the 10th century. Like many European castles it experienced very rough times and was destroyed by order of Louis XI in 1465. The king wanted to punish the owners of the castle who had revolted against him. The Amboise family was able to rebuild the castle in the 15th century. Catherine de Medicis owned the castle which she exchanged for the Château de Chenonceau.
21. Cochem Imperial Castle
If you are passionate about castles, Cochem Castle has to be visited at least once in a lifetime. The castle is an emblem of this beautiful region of Germany; it overlooks the valley of the Moselle, a magnificent valley of vineyards.
Come discover this millenium castle rich in German and European history. The owners are neither kings or emperors today! The castle belongs to the city of Cochem now. Come visit this castle and book your hotel at the best price in Cochem and discover our selection of the best activities on the Rhine.
22. Castle Trencin
This Slovakian castle, like many European castles, was built on top of a hilll, overlooking the city of Trencin. Today this castle is protected as a National Cultural Monument of Slovakia. Enjoy a visit and plan your stay in Slovenia by booking your hotel at the best price as well as your guided tour of the castle of the Trencin castle
23. Predjama Castle
Welcome to Slovenia, the ideal destination for nature lovers. The castle of Predjama is recognizable between all; it was built cliffside in a cavity and it is inaccessible to any aggressor.
24. Miramare Castle - Trieste
The Archduke Maximilian was a refined person; he decided to build this magnificent castle in 1856 in the sumptuous city of Trieste (Italy). This castle is as beautiful from the inside as from the outside. It deserves a visit by its eclectic and unique style. Book your hotel at the best price and your best activities in Italy and come visit one of the most popular castles in Italy.
25. Lake Bled Castle
Bled Castle is a real fairytale destination. This incredible castle, overlooking Lake Bled is one of the symbols of the region but also of the whole country. Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors go to Slovenia to visit this emblematic place built in the 10th century.They also visit the incredible region that offers the best of Slovenia.
Treat yourself to an unforgettable holiday by booking your accommodation at the best price in Bled and discover our selection of the best activities in Bled and the best activities in Slovenia.
26. Rocamadour Castle
Welcome to the Dordogne Valley, one of the most beautiful regions in Europe. Rocamadour is a medieval city full of charm on top of a cliff. It is perfect for history, nature, culture lovers or simply for lovers as it is one of the most romantic destinations in Europe.
Thanks to its position the castle of Rocamadour was impregnable. Don’t miss a visit to this incredible place as well as to the Dordogne Valley. Discover our selection of the best activities in one of the most beautiful regions in France as well as a selection of hotels at the best price.
27. Marksburg Rhine Castle
Autumn, summer, winter, or spring, every season is unique to discover the Marksburgh Rhine Castle at the top of one of the highest hills in the city of Braubach in Germany. This castle, built in 1117, has never been destroyed, which is very rare and it is not likely to be destroyed in the coming years : A German association for the protection of castles bought it some time ago.
28. Sao Jorge Castle - Lisbon
Lisbon is one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe with its hills, its history, its architecture, its River but also its seaside resorts. You will fall in love with this destination rewarded with the title of best European destination.
Located at the top of the highest hill in the historic center of Lisbon, the Saint George Castle "Castelo de Sao Jorge" is the ideal place to enjoy a panoramic view over the whole city of Lisbon.
29. Castle of Chillon
Chillon Castle is an exceptional tourist attraction that we invite you to discover during a cruise on Lake Geneva. It is situated near Montreux where you can stay in one of our selection of the best hotels in Montreux. It had belonged to different families in the past but nowadays it is protected and belongs to the State. Come and discover this castle which has inspired many artists including Victor Hugo and Gustave Flaubert.
30. Lovrijenac Fortress - Dubrovnik
This fortress which is also called St. Lawrence Fortress is one of the iconic symbols of Dubrovnik. This city inspired the famous TV series "Game of Thrones".
The whole city is a magnificent playground for lovers of medieval times, wars and castles. Book your hotel at the best price in Dubrovnik as well as your guided tours in the footsteps of the powerful.
31. Swallow's Nest
This beautiful castle located in Gaspra in Crimea was built in 1912. It looks older than that because it was built in a quite impressive neo-Gothic style on command of a German billionaire.
The castle is one of the most visited attractions in the Crimea. If you want to get off the beaten track and visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, book your hotel at the best price in the Crimea and discover the Swallow's nest.
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