Top 10 Most Famous Castles in the World
The world is flooded with various breathtaking buildings, some of them are known to be new, while others belong to ancient times. The castles are especially having a distinctive place in the hearts of tourists. Below are mentioned the top 10 most famous castles in the world.
10. Kilkenny Castle, Ireland
This is a beautiful castle of Ireland. It was built in 11th century. The credit for building such a marvelous castle goes to William Marshal. He used to control fording-points of the River Nore and the junction of several routeways and this is why the castle was built in that time. It has, today, become an eye-catching beauty of Ireland.
9. Windsor Castle, England
Windsor Castle of England is beautiful and had been a royal resident area of ancient kinds of Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is long enough because it had been associated with the British royal family, and is beautiful in its architecture.
8. Alcazar of Segovia, Spain
Spain is full of soma amazing tourist attractions, Alcazar of Segovia is one of them. This is a stone castle, situated in the old city of Segovia. It is shaped like the bow of ancient ships and is present on a rocky hill. It is beautiful and had been an inspiration of Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle.
7. Leeds Castle, Kent
Leeds Castle is situated in Kent. It serves as a great tourist point nowadays. It was constructed in 12th century, but underwent minor reconstructions during 20th century. Today it has become a great tourist attraction, and was once having a prison as well which was destroyed and only its remains are left.
6. Krak des Chevaliers
Krak des Chevaliers is perhaps one of the best preserved examples of the Crusader fortress. It exists in its ancient situation even today, and is a magnificent castle to visit. It was constructed in stunning Medieval military architectural style.
5. Akershus Fortress, Olso
Akershus Fortress of Olso has had been a marvelous castle of ancient times. It is now being visited by thousands of tourists and local visitors. The castle was constructed in 14th century, but underwent minor reconstructions as well.
4. Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic
It is one of the largest and oldest castles in the world. This was constructed in early 19th century and is about 570 meters long, and having about 130 meters width.
3. Conwy Castle, Wales, United Kingdom
Although UK is not short of beautiful buildings, but a castle like Conwy is something to captivate the attention of billions of tourists towards Wales. It was constructed by Edward I during the conquest of Wales in the 13th century. The castle has 8 big and attractive towers.
2. Hohensalzburg Castle, Austria
It is one of the oldest and most beautiful preserved castles of Europe. This castle is originally situated in Austria and was constructed in 11th century, followed by a reconstruction in 14th century. It is situated on a mountain in Salzburg, and has the length of 250 meters (820 ft) with width of 150 meters (490 ft).
1. Mont Saint Michel, France
France is a land of ancient buildings and marvelous tourist attractions. Among those so many beautiful places of France, Mont Saint Michel Castle has its distinctive place. It is situated on a rocky tidal island in Normandy, about one kilometer off the coast. The castle has been named as one of the best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world.