Top 10 World’s Most Beautiful Castles

There are some glorious and wonderful castles around the globe and these have withstood the tides of time and still stand in great splendor. Many of them have a great history and amazing architecture, which together give them unmatched grandeur.

Here is a list of top 10 most beautiful castles:

10. Prague Castle, Prague

Prague Castle, Prague

Prague in Czech Republic boasts of being home to one of the oldest castles in the world. This wonderful construction dates back to the ninth century and happens to be one of the largest in the world too, with its length reaching 570 m and a width of 130 m.

9. Kilkenny Castle, Ireland

Kilkenny Castle, Ireland

The next name on the top 10 list of gorgeous castles in the world is that of Kilkenny Castle in Ireland. Built in 1195 as a defensive structure for the town, the castle has a massive ditch and is flanked by tall circular towers in all its four corners. Today, this majestic construction is used as a conference venue.

8. Conwy Castle, Wales

Conwy Castle, Wales

The Conwy Castle in Wales was built in the northern coast of the area in the 13th century. The credit of construction of this medieval fortification goes to Edward I, who had it constructed after he conquered Wales. The castle is one of the most expensive constructions of its time and has a total of 8 towers.

7. Hohenwerfen Castle, Austria

Hohenwerfen Castle, Austria

Built in the Salzach Valley between the Berchtesgaden Alps and the Tennengebirge Mountains, the wonderful Hohenwerfen Castle in the town of Werfen in Austria comes next on this list. Such is its splendor that it has been used in some scenes of a film called “Just Married”.

6. Osaka Castle, Japan

Osaka Castle, Japan

Japan’s Osaka Castle is one of the most glorious constructions of the country, bearing the memories of the distant past. The ancient castle dates back to 16th century and has been built over a huge stone foundation. It has eight storey interior and five storey exterior.

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