50 Remote Castles That Seem Out of a Fairytale

HOHENWERFEN CASTLE, WERFEN, AUSTRIA

Located south of Salzburg and set among the Berchtesgarden Alps and the Tennen Mountains, this castle got built from 1075-78.

 

CASTLE TRENCIN, SLOVAKIA

Castle Trencin dates back to the Roman Empire in western Slovakia and attracts around 100,000 visitors annually.

 

MARKSBURG RHINE CASTLE, GERMANY

The Marksburg Castle nestled on the Rhine River in Germany got built in 1117.

 

SWALLOW’S NEST, CRIMEA

The Swallow’s Nest in Crimea is a popular tourist attraction that has stood on the site since 1911. It’s built in the Neo-Gothic style.

 

CRICHTON CASTLE, SCOTLAND

Crichton Castle dates to the 14th century in Scotland and features an Italian-influence facade courtyard.

CHATEAU DE VAL

Located in south central France, the Chateau De Val dates to the 15th century and features six towers on Lake Bort.

 

EILEAN DONAN CASTLE, SCOTLAND

Eilean Donan Castle was founded in the 13th century but some believe the site could date back as far as the 6th or 7th century. The castle has appeared in several films and television shows including ‘Highlander.’

 

ELTZ CASTLE

Eltz Castle in north central Germany holds the distinction of remaining in the same family for 33 generations, which goes back to the 12th century.

 

DUART CASTLE, SCOTLAND

Duart Castle traces its history to the 13th century and has remained in the Maclean family for the majority of the time since then. The 1999 film ‘Entrapment’ with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones was filmed there. The castle lost four ceilings in 2013 and there’s been an effort to restore it since.

 

CAERLAVEROCK CASTLE, SCOTLAND

Caerlaverock Castle’s history begins in the late 13th century but forts constructed on the site date back to 950.

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