7 Gorgeous Fairy Tale Locations You WON’T Believe Actually Exist! #5 is UNREAL!

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Published on September 7th, 2017 | by Brandon Ramsey in Travel


Why do we read fairy tales? For some of us, it’s the “happily ever after” ending, but for others, it’s about the stunning landscapes, beautiful castles, and the sheer beauty they offer. What if I told you that some of these places exist on Earth?

Read on to check out 7 places that jumped right out of a fairy tale. These are real places you can really visit!

1. Dunnottar Castle, Scotland

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Have you seen the Disney film “Brave?” This Scottish film brought us Merida who was an exciting new character in Disney’s collection. When searching for inspiration to build Merida’s family castle, the company settled on Dunnottar Castle, and it’s easy to see why.

Historically, this castle has been home to William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, and the Marquis of Montrose. The castle has certainly seen better days, but it’s still breathtaking to view.

2. Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

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Astute Harry Potter fans will recognize this shot. The Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland is one of several real world locations used for the iconic films. You’ll find this view on the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan, Scotland.

3. Lake Bled, Slovenia

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The incredible Bled Lake in Slovenia was created when the Bohinj Glacier shifted. It’s a body of water that is 7,000 feet long and up to 4,500 feet wide! In the center of the lake, you’ll find a small island that has a 170-foot high church you can visit.

Marriages are still held here, and it’s considered good luck for the groom to carry his wife up the steps to the church so they can make a wish within. Sounds like a recipe for happily ever after to me!

4. Magic Mountain Lodge, Chile

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You’d be forgiven for thinking this is something ripped out of a Lord of The Rings book, but The Magic Mountain is a real man-made place. This is located in the Andes, and even has its own waterfall running down the side.

A night here will also afford you the chance to meet the world’s smallest deer in the area, which are only 13 inches tall! In total, it is five floors and connected to the rest of the world with a rope bridge.  Get in touch with your inner hobbit and book a stay here!

5. Melissani Cave, Greece

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There are plenty of fairy tale oceans out there as well. The Melissani Cave, just outside of Sami in Greece, is 328 feet long and wasn’t discovered until 1951! The cave has an opening in the ceiling where the noon sun shines down and reflects off of the turquoise waters to create a truly breathtaking view.

There are also plenty of myths surrounding the area, which include stories of nymphs that lived in this cave.

6. Sea of Stars, Maldives

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This is perhaps the most unbelievable photo in our list. These sparkling waters seem like they can’t possibly exist, but they are actually real. The Sea of Stars in Vaadhoo Island is a result of dinoflagellates. These are tiny plankton that emits light when their cell membranes are stimulated by electrical signals.

This is the miracle of bioluminescence at work!

7. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine

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There exists a unique train route in the Ukraine that runs between a forest corridor. Known affectionately as the Tunnel of Love, it’s a popular spot for lovers to make promises. Legend tells that wishes will come true here as well.

What do you think of these incredible locations? Let us know in the comments, and share these unbelievable places online with your friends!



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