16 Most Magnificent Castles in the World

Atlas Obscura readers recommend their favorites.

CASTLES! VISITING ONE CAN INSTANTLY make the world feel like a magical place. Whether it’s a decaying ruin or a perfectly kept stronghold, a beautiful castle can inspire fantasy just as readily as it can provide a history lesson. Luckily, the world is home to so many castles and fortresses that it’s almost impossible to have seen them all. We recently asked Atlas Obscura readers in our Community forums to tell us about their favorite castles, and their responses were royally awesome. See more at Source: 16 Real Castles That Make the World More Wondrous


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