Historic places fit for a king

From forts to fairy tales, castles have a stronghold on the imagination. Follow in the footsteps of royalty as you wander the halls that once kept the world's greatest rulers safe. A visit to these places will have you playing house on a whole different scale.
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Best places in the world for castles

Welcome to Füssen

You might recognise Neuschwanstein, its facade inspired Disney's own fairtytale castle. On the inside, you'll find countless homages to King Ludwig II's favourite composer, Wagner. Tell me more

What travellers love about Füssen

  • Castles

    9,149 recommendations

  • Scenery

    6,360 recommendations

  • Nature

    5,208 recommendations

  • Old Town

    5,069 recommendations

Welcome to Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle is home to the ancient Stone of Destiny. Stolen by the English monarchy in 1296, it was returned to Scotland seven centuries later. Bonus points for anyone who knew that this castle sits on top of a dormant volcano. Tell me more

What travellers love about Edinburgh

  • Castles

    34,139 recommendations

  • History

    37,720 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    35,755 recommendations

  • Culture

    28,517 recommendations

Welcome to Heidelberg

Get ready to be dwarfed by Heidelberg Castle's gargantuan wine barrel. An impressive 130 oak trees went into its construction. Tell me more

What travellers love about Heidelberg

  • Castles

    8,689 recommendations

  • Old Town

    10,896 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    6,666 recommendations

  • History

    6,204 recommendations

Welcome to Warwick

When William the Conqueror first built Warwick Castle in 1068, he decided a wooden structure would be sufficient. Thankfully it was rebuilt in stone in the 12th century, meaning its turrets and battlements have survived countless attacks and rebellions, and the castle is now recognised as a Grade I ... Tell me more

What travellers love about Warwick

  • Castles

    2,848 recommendations

  • History

    2,029 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    1,342 recommendations

  • Restaurants

    1,092 recommendations

Welcome to Salzburg

Made famous for its “hills alive with the sound of music”, Salzburg is a very pretty town filled with romantic buildings and squares. If you are not yet aware that Mozart was born here, then you will be as soon as you land at Salzburg W.A. Mozart Tell me more

What travellers love about Salzburg

  • Castles

    12,866 recommendations

  • Old Town

    20,282 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    15,616 recommendations

  • History

    13,709 recommendations