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The Best Castle Hotels in the World ( - Castles)

4 Château de Bagnols, France Château de Bagnols, France

The castle was built in the XV century, but it also includes parts of a fortress dating older in 1221. The fortress was damaged after the Second World War, reaching almost a ruin. The year 1987 was the turning point and the revival of the castle: the property was bought by an English philanthropist, Paul Hamlyn, whose wife was involved in restoration, transforming the castle into a luxury spectacular hotel. The renovation has resulted in costs of 10 million pounds and required the hiring of ...
4 Taj Lake Palace, India Taj Lake Palace, India

Built between 1743-1746 as a summer palace of Prince (Maharana) Jagat Singh II, the Taj Lake Palace is now one of the most spectacular luxury hotels in the world. Situated on an island on Lake Pichola, near the town of Udaipur, the Taj Lake Palace is considered the most romantic hotel in India. Throughout its history, the marble palace hosted Lord Curzon, Queen Elizabeth, the actress Vivien Leigh and his wife, JFK, Jacqueline Kennedy. A night in the palace ...
3 Crom Castle, Northern Ireland Crom Castle, Northern Ireland

Built in 1840, the Crom Castle in Northern Ireland is considered one of the most beautiful, historic buildings located in natural areas of interest. The public access to the castle is limited, because it is inhabited today by Lord Erne. The castle is located on Upper Lough Erne, one of the two lakes formed by the bed of the Erne river. There is an area around the castle declared a nature reserve, of over 800 years old which so...

Top castles to visit in Europe ( - Castles)

113 Peleş Castle, Romania Peleş Castle, Romania

   Peles Castle is a castle in Sinaia, Romania, built between 1873 and 1914. It is considered one of the most beautiful in Romania and Europe. Peles Castle in Sinaia, the summer residence of the kings of Romania, was built at the wish of King Carol I of Romania (1866 - 1914), by Johannes Schultz and architect Karel Liman, and was decorated by famous decorators JD Heymann Hamburg, August Bembi in Mainz and Berhard Ludwig in Vienna.    Peles Castle may be considered the most important historic edifice in Roma...
107 Glamis Castle in Scotland, UK Glamis Castle in Scotland, UK

  Located in Glamis, Scotland, people come to visit especially for folk museum opened here and three beautiful gardens. Glamis Castle is known as one of the most haunted castles in Britain. Castle is the historical place of Bowes-Lyon family, and was originally used as house hunting. In 1372, Robert II of Scotland gave the castle to Sir John Lyon. Four years later, Sir John married the king's daughter, Joanna, and was appointed Chamberlain of Scotland. Their grandson became Lord Glamis in 1445, the title of Earl of Strathmore "...
105 Mount Saint Michel, France Mount Saint Michel, France

   The castle of Mont Saint-Michel is located on Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, in the department of Manche. A historical monument, the site appears since 1979 on the World Heritage List of UNESCO and is managed by the Center of National Monuments. It is often compared to the seven wonders of the world.     Unlike other castles in France which started in "career" playing the role of defensive structures or sites dedicated to art, Mont St. Michel was built to serve religious purposes, namely as a mon...

The most beautiful castles in Tuscany (Italy - Castles)

134 Poppi Poppi's castle

    The castle of Poppi is the main monument of Casentino. Unlike all other castles and medieval architecture of the area has not been ruined by time and by men having always been used as the residence of local administrative or political power, in fact even today it houses the Commune of Poppi. Since its inception, the castle's history is closely tied to that of the largest feudal family of Poppi Casentino that began in the middle of his great estates and manor abitň this for almost four hundred years: the Guidi.  ...
130 Ripa d Ripa d'Orcia Castle

Castello di Ripa d'Orcia was part of the territorial organization of the Sienese Republic at least since 1271. During the 1300s belonged to the powerful family of Salimbeni who remained masters until the fifteenth century. In 1438 Siena Ripa permanently inserted in your county. The exact dating of the building, consisting of a massive square tower surrounded by a walled enclosure of irregular shape with a single access door, is difficult because of the numerous renovations and additions made at different times. Today it is privately owned si...
110 Castle of Tornano Castle of Tornano

 The Castle of Tornano, set among the rolling hills in the heart of Chianti Classico, is mentioned by a few books of medieval history from the eleventh century. We recall in particular the exploits of Guarnellotto Mezzolombardi among the first lord of the fortress, and the stubborn resistance that was able to impose the emperor Frederick Barbarossa. This imposing structure has been a witness of so many intrigues, battles, conspiracies and accomplice in many adventures underground during nearly a thousand years....

The most amazing castles in the world ( - Castles)

140 Peleş Castle, Romania Peleş Castle, Romania

   Peles Castle is a castle in Sinaia, Romania, built between 1873 and 1914. It is considered one of the most beautiful in Romania and Europe. Peles Castle in Sinaia, the summer residence of the kings of Romania, was built at the wish of King Carol I of Romania (1866 - 1914), by Johannes Schultz and architect Karel Liman, and was decorated by famous decorators JD Heymann Hamburg, August Bembi in Mainz and Berhard Ludwig in Vienna.    Peles Castle may be considered the most important historic edifice in Roma...
115 Castle Howard, England Castle Howard, England

Castle Howard is a great baroque residence located in Yorkshire, England, 40 km from York. This is one of the largest castles in the country. It was built between 1699 and 1712 for Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle by John Vanbrugh.  Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, treasurer general of the kingdom approach firstly William Talman, but then commissioned John Vanbrugh, a fellow of his political club, to build his country residence. This is the first realization of Vanbrugh, a gentleman dilettante in architecture and, to co...
113 Hohenzollern Castle, Germany Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

Hohenzollern Castle is the ancestral seat of the princely family and formerly reigning German Imperial House of Hohenzollern. It is located in Baden-Württemberg, between the towns of Hechingen and Bisingen. The hilltop castle is located on the 855-meter high, isolated and prominent mountain peak of the Hohenzollern. The origin of the castle dates back to the Middle Ages, being built in the 11th century, then completely destroyed in 1423 and reconstructed in 1461. ...