7 Fairy Tale Castles STRAIGHT Out of a Book! #5 is STUNNING!
When I think of fairy tales, I think of castles. It’s like peanut butter and jelly. They simply go together like two peas in a pod. All around our world, there are castles from different time periods that inspired those found in classic and modern fairy tales.
Whether you’re a fan of the classic Grimm fairytales, or you enjoy a more modern Disney twist, castles are always an integral part of the experience. Take a look at my picks for the best fairy tale castles from across the world!
1. Bran Castle, Romania
Located in the storied Transylvania region, Bran Castle has a history that goes all the way back to the 14th century. The Quuen of Romania often visited this place during its hey day. Many also know it to be the inspiration for Dracula’s castle.
2. Château de Chillon, Switzerland
This castle is located on the shores of Lake Geneva. It was actually used as inspiration when Walt Disney was designing Prince Eric’s castle in “The Little Mermaid.” Other writers like Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Bryon were inspired by this incredible castle.
3. Eltz Caslte, Germany
The Eltz family has owned and lived in this castle for 33 generations! Their family line has been living in this castle since the 12th century. It’s located in the Rhineland forests of Western Germany.
4. Lismore Castle, Ireland
Lismore Castle is currently home to Duke Devonshire. As a result, a vast majority of the castle isn’t open to the public. However, the gardens and the west wing of the castle are available for anyone to explore.
You’ll find an excellent art gallery in the west wing, and if you want to make it your residence, the rest of the castle is available for rent.
5. Miramare Castle, Italy
Castle Miramare is located on the Italian Gulf of Trieste. Curiously, it was built for an Austrian Archduke and his wife. With architecture that waxes gothic, medievil, and renaissance era designs, this is one to visit.
The surrounding park is also a sight to behold.
6. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
This castle inspired not one, but 2 different Disney castles! It was used for the design of Cinderalla’s castle, and the one in Sleeping Beauty. It was originally constructed by King Ludwig II in the 19th century. It’s located in southwestern Bavaria.
7. Warwick Castle, England
This castle was originally made of wood. It was rebuilt with stone in the 12th century and acted as a stronghold for a long while. It was eventually converted into a country home in the 17th century.
Today, it is owned by an entertainment company. What did you think of these fairy tale castles? Share this list online and see what your friends think!