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750 Best Castles in the World to Visit

Welcome to our main castles page where we feature the 300 best castles to visit in the world. Below you can scroll through our many dedicated articles showcasing many castles in a variety of countries including Germany, England, France, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland, Poland and Russia. Structure types include castles, chateaus, palaces and …

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Detailed Medieval Minecraft Castle Showcase (Interior & Exterior)

This is a Minecraft medieval castle created on pocket edition (iPad).  It’s a fortress-style castle built surrounded by water with a dock for a large ship.  The castle is 4 stories tall and includes eight towers.  The interior includes a great hall, dining room, kitchen, a farm, a blacksmith and four royal bedrooms. Here’s a …

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23 Jaw-Dropping Mountain Top Castles (Photos)

There’s something spectacular about mountain-top castles. The amount of work and cost that went into regular castles is mind-blowing. But the additional herculean effort and cost in building a castle on a mountain is a whole other ball game. We have a huge castles section on this site given many were at time homes to …

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New Montana Castle Has Everything – Even a Bowling Alley!

A recently built European-style castle in Billings, Montana is now on the market. The Montana castle that is well located on a hill with views over the city is priced at $13.95 million. The castle is measured at 30,843 square feet with ten bedrooms, nineteen bathrooms, a paved motor court with 14 garages, multiple kitchens, …

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California Castle Was Inspired by French Medieval Cloister!

A castle in Berkeley Hills, California that was inspired by a 13th-century medieval cloister in Toulouse, France is now on the market. The official landmark since 1985 is priced at $5 million. The house is measured at 5,746 square feet with five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, massive fireplaces, and a living room ceiling that opens to …

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Guinness Beer Castle in Dublin, Ireland (Listed for $29.5 million)

One of Ireland’s most historic homes, the Guinness Beer Castle is now for sale, priced at $29.5 million or about €28 million. The castle, named Luggala is a former hunting lodge with a total of 19,099 square feet of living space, 27 bedrooms and 18 full bathrooms. The main house offers a large entry hall, …

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Wisconsin’s Anne Boleyn Castle Replica!

A gorgeous mansion and castle replica of Anne Boleyn’s Hever Castle in England exists. It was built in 1892 located at Oconomowoc Lake in Winsconsin. This lakefront replica of a queen’s castle is now on the market priced at $10.5 million. The Hever Castle replica mansion is measured at 16,000 square feet built in more …

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Derek Jeter’s Castle in Greenwood Lake, NY (Listed for $14.75 million)

Derek Jeter is a well-known baseball shortstop. He has also distinguished himself as a business professional and as an executive in the business of the game he loves the most – Baseball. Since 2017, he has filled the role of CEO for the Miami Marlins and as a player, he made a name for himself …

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Castle of Alamo – A Unique Reclamation Home!

The castle-like mansion known to locals as the Castle of Alamo is now on the market. This breathtaking mansion nestled in the valley of the Mount Diablo mountain range is currently priced at $3.475 million. The beautiful castle-like mansion is constructed on a hilltop with almost 360-degree views. The 4,476-square-foot home was built in 1988 …

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Castle in Portland, OR Fitting for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Listed for $3.995 Million)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, while in the UK, live in Frogmore Cottage, which is owned by the Queen. According to Forbes, The Duke and Duchess need at the minimum 3 million dollars annually to maintain their present lifestyle, not including renovations, which encompasses refurbishing and adding windows and doors, refinishing the walls, and …

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Palace vs. Castle vs. Manor House – What Are the Differences and Similarities?

Alas, if we had such choices before us as the title suggests! Let’s take a look into the fairytale choice between the castle, the palace and the manor house. This fantasy is a familiar one – our slipper has been lost at the ball – or shindig, as it were – and the prince or princesses ‘ courier …

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9 Types of Castles Built Throughout History

I find castle design and layout fascinating. Over the hundreds of years they were built, design and purpose evolved. These days, while some people built homes that look like and/or are called castles, they aren’t castles in the historic sense. Historically castles were built for defense and ultimately survival. Below we set out the 9 main …

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84 Fabulous Historic Homes & Mansions in the USA

I love beautiful mansions – whether newer mega mansions or historical mansions. This gallery showcases over 60 fabulous famous and infamous historical mansions from all areas of the United States. Regions include the Eastcoast, the South, Midwest and the Westcoast. Notable regions include Newport, Rhode Island mansions, stunning Gold Coast mansions, Palm Beach mansions and …

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13 of the Best Newport, Rhode Island Mansions

I first learned about the Newport, Rhode Island mansions when I watched the movie “Reversal of Fortune” for the first time in the 1980’s. I loved the movie in part for the architectural eye-candy showcasing these incredible homes. The setting of the movie took place in the Newport home Clarendon Court. In my early 20’s …

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Alhambra Palace

  Alhambra comes from the Arabic al-qala’a al-hamra, which means the Red Castle. It dates back to the 9th century or as early as the Roman times. It’s Granada’s most popular tourist attraction and one that highlights its Moorish history. Originally built as a fortress, it’s also a palace and a small medina. Its highlights …

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37 of the Best Spanish Castles and Palaces (Photos)

Spain has a long history of building castles, fortresses and palaces. Many that are several centuries old are still around and are very well preserved. If ever you go to Spain or are there now, take a day to visit one of these incredible structures. Spain’s history is extremely rich. Fortress like structures were built …

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14 of the Best Danish Castles, Palaces and Manor Houses (Photos)

My all time favorite Danish castle is the one featured above, Egeskov Slot. I love its towering height, manicured grounds, multiple towers and how grand it is. There are other noteworthy castles, palaces and historic manor homes in Denmark. We set them out below. Enjoy. Related: Best Rhode Island Mansions | Best Romania Castles | …

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44 Best Italian Castles, Villas and Palaces (Photos)

We’d be remiss to not include Italian castles in our massive castle series. While there are many castles in Italy, the real gems are the villas. We include the big three: castles, palaces and villas. I like the villas. Villas date back to Roman times where the wealthy patricians owned vast estates with massive homes …

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