9 Oldest And Enchanting Castles In The World
This is the castle that was the inspiration behind Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle and American tourists are all well aware and quite fond of it as well. Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany.
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. It gives the impressions of a foreboding fortress. Constructed initially in the 9th century with more towers being added in the 11th century. It is known to have been a defense mechanism for the Romanians. It is widely known that the fortress was used as a prison as well as a storeroom for all the treasure.
EILEAN DONAN CASTLE
EILEAN DONAN CASTLE is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands. Though first inhabited around the 6th century, the first fortified castle was built in the middle 13th century and stood guard over the lands of Kintail. Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-built as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries.
UNESCO considers Conwy to be one of "the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe", and it is classed as a World Heritage site.
Löwenburg Castle, in a grand location in Wilhelmshöhe Hillside Park at the edge of the Wolfsschlucht, looks similar to a medieval knight's castle from the outside. However, inside the castle contains great living quarters of a baroque design, on a par with everything the prince's court had to offer. This castle was built by Landgrave Wilhelm IX at the end of the 18th century at a time of great social upheaval.
Malahide Castle, parts of which can be dated back to the 12th century, lies, with over 260 acres of remaining estate parkland (the Malahide Demesne Regional Park), close to the village of Malahide, nine miles north of Dublin in Ireland. This castle served as home to the Talbot family, and in-between it switched hands and went into the care of Miles Colbert but was restored back to the Talbot family. It is touted to be one of the oldest castles of Ireland.
The picture of the castle make you back to an era that is 900 years old, which is exactly how old it is. Situated at a height of 623 meters Hohenwerfen Castle stands high above the Austrian town of Werfen in the Salzach valley, approximately 40 km south of Salzburg. This castle is surrounded by the Berchtesgaden Alps and the adjacent Tennengebirge mountain range. Now it is open to visitors all year round.
Corvin Castle, also known as Hunyadi Castle or Hunedoara Castle, is a Gothic-Renaissance castle in Hunedoara, in Romania. It is one of the largest castles in Europe and figures in a top of seven wonders of Romania. Amazing to visit: the bear pit, the dungeon, the knight's hall and the legend of the well.
Prague Castle is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, dating from 9th century. It is not only the largest but also one of the oldest castles in the world. The castles reflects all kinds of architectures as baroque, Romanian, even Gothic. The sight is huge with 570 meters long and around 130 meters wide.