20 Stunning European Castles

If you like castles, you’ll love Europe, where these architectural wonders are so commonplace that you can even casually buy one (see here). As opposed to palaces, which were typically built in lavish style and designed as royal residences, castles were fortified structures built with defence against enemy invaders in mind (which is why we haven’t included the likes of Versailles or Buckingham here).

Choosing just 20 European castles to feature for this list was tough, as the continent is teeming with breathtakingly beautiful ones…we could easily have come up with 200 more. Are there any favourites you’d add to the list? And have you visited any of the ones here? Let us know in the comments section!

20 Stunning European Castles

By Ali O'Neill

  • Chambord, France

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  • Swallow's Nest, Ukraine

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  • Vajdahunyad, Hungary

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  • De Haar, Netherlands

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  • Malbork, Poland

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  • Hochosterwitz, Austria

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  • Arundel, England

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  • Peleș, Romania

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  • Gripsholm, Sweden

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  • Neuschwanstein, Germany

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  • Guaita, San Marino

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  • Karlštejn, Czech Republic

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  • Ashford, Ireland

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  • Chillon, Switzerland

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  • Pena, Portugal

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  • Egeskov, Denmark

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  • Eilean Donan, Scotland

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  • Miramare, Italy

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  • Predjama, Slovenia

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  • Segovia, Spain

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