Breathtaking Castles Straight Out Of Your Fantasy

10th Feb 2015
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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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Driving alongside beautiful vineyards, pristine lakes and lush green hills, one finally reaches the romantic fairytale Castle Neuschwanstein. Nestled amidst majestic Bavarian Alps, this Castle was built for Louis II of Bavaria, often referred as the Mad-King Ludwig. This fairytale Castle has been featured in various movies and has been the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. This is certainly the most beautiful castle in the world. This castle provides different facets in different seasons.

Windsor Castle, England

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Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Every year The Queen takes up official residence in Windsor Castle for a month over Easter known as Easter Court. The Castle covers an area of about 5 hectares and various parts of the Castle are open to the public such as Magnificent State Apartments, St George's Chapel, The Drawings Gallery and Queen Mary's Dolls House. The fastest way to reach t5he castle is from London's Paddington Station and the other is London's Waterloo station, terminating at Windsor Riverside Station.

The Great Mehrangarh Fort, India

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Mehrangarh Fort is an impressive hilltop fortress, located in Jodhpur city of Rajasthan. It is more than 500 years old and one of the largest forts in India. The Mehrangarh Fort is situated 400 above form the city and was founded by Rao Jodha. There are seven gates built by each Maharaja’s for their victory. The Chamunda Devi temple and museum is situated inside of the Mehrangarh Fort. The museum in the Mehrangarh fort is one of the most visited museums in Rajasthan. The Royal State Rajasthan is great for many reasons, it is one of the most visited tourist destination in India. Rajasthan is famous for its Great Thar desert, azure blue lakes, national parks and a culturally rich lifestyle.

Edinburgh castle, Scotland

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This unique Scottish attraction dominates the skyline of Edinburgh and is its most famous landmark. Perched on an extinct volcano the castle houses the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the National War Museum. This castle can be hired for weddings and ceremonies and various educational tours are also undertaken here. It captivates visitors with its ancient buildings and offers panoramic views of the city.

Prague Castle, Prague

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Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. It is the most recognisable landmark in the city. Visitors can wander around the courtyards of Prague Castle for free, but to enter the historic buildings and to gain a true understanding of their history, you should visit the castle as part of a guided tour which acquaints you with St. Vitus Cathedral and The Golden Lane. Today, Prague Castle is the official residence and office of the President of the Czech Republic

Hohensalzburg Castle, Salzburg

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A landmark which dominates the skyline of the baroque city of Salzburg, fortress Hohensalzburg sits on a rocky plateau. Even from afar the visitors are able to appreciate the magnanimity of this edifice. One can take a slow walk up or ride the funicular from the Festungsgasse, and visit this fully preserved fortress in central Europe and enjoy panoramic views over the city of Salzburg. From time to time visitors are seeing enjoying various concerts, theatre performances and heritage evenings.

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