My Castles

Below, find a list of every castle I have visited in some capacity. Those with blog posts have been linked – check back to find new linked posts! Please feel free to leave a comment if you have a question, recommendation, or simply want to reminisce about any of Europe’s amazing castles, palaces, chateaux, fortifications, fortified citadels, barbicans and more! 


Hohensalzburg – Salzburg

Burg Kreuzenstein – Leobendorf

Belvedere Palace – Vienna

Hofburg Palace – Vienna



Gravensteen – Ghent

Het Steen – Antwerp



Lovrijenac or St. Lawrence Fortress  Dubrovnik

Diocletian’s Palace – Split



Prague Castle



Rosenborg Palace – Copenhagen



Corfe Castle – near Poole & Southampton

Blenheim Palace – Woodstock, north of Oxford

Kenilworth Castle – Kenilworth, south of Coventry

Buckingham Palace – London

Broadway Tower – between Worcester & Oxford

Wolvesey Castle – Winchester

Tower of London – England

Sham Castle – Bath



Toompea Loss -Tallinn



Château de Murol – Auvergne

Château de Chenanceau – Loire Valley

Château de Blois – Loire Valley

Château de Chambord – Loire Valley

Carcassonne – Pyrenees

Château des Adhemar – Montellimar

Château Saint Saturnin – Auvergne

Château de Saint-Amant-Tallende – Auvergne

Château de Cremieu – Rhone (near Lyon)

Chateau de Montmelas – Rhone (near Lyon)

Chateau de la Batie – Vienne

Château d’Annecy – Annecy – Savoy (near the French Alps)

Château de la Batisse – Auvergne

Château de Chazeron – Auvergne

Château de Val – Auvergne

Château de Ravel – Auvergne

Château de Largentière – Ardèche

Château de Montreal – Ardèche

Château de Baluzac – Ardèche

Château de Chantelauze – Auvergne

Château de Châteauvieux Duingt – Annecy

Château de Vimy – Rhone

Château Saint-Gérald – Givors (near Lyon)

Domaine de Lacroix Laval – near Lyon

Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval – France



Schloss Neuschwanstein – Fussen

Schloss Hohenschwangau – Fussen; next to Neuschwanstein

Schloss Heidelberg

Schloss Hohenzollern – near Stuttgart



Buda Castle – Budapest (cheating a bit: this pic is the Fisherman’s Bastion, next to the castle)

Vajdahunyad Castle – Budapest



Bunratty Castle – near Limerick

Beagh Castle – near Limerick

Dublin Castle – Dublin

Ross Castle – Killarney National Park, Co Kerry

Curraghchase Manor – Forest Park near Limerick

King John’s Castle – Limerick

Desmond Castle – Adare, near Limerick

Birr Castle – Co Offaly

Markree Castle – Collooney, Co Sligo

Glenveagh Castle -Glenveagh National Park, Co Donegal

Parkes Castle – Lough Gill, Co Leitrim

Mount Falcon Estate – Co Mayo

Kilronan Castle – Co Roscommon

Classiebawn Castle – Mullaghemore, Co Sligo

Knappogue Castle – Co Clare

Lough Rynn Castle – Co Leitrim

Ballynahinch Castle – Connemara, Co Mayo

Augnanure Castle – Connemara, Co Galway

Rosslea Castle – Easkey, Co Sligo

Lough Key Castle – Co Roscommon

Moygara Castle – Co Sligo

Castlebaldwin – Co Sligo



Tures Castle – Dolomites of Sud Tyrol 

Sforza Castle – Milan

Brunico Castle – Dolomites of Sud Tyrol

Fenis Castle – Aosta Valley (near Torino)

Aosta Castle – Aosta Valley (near Torino)

Beseno Castle – Dolomites, Sud Tyrol



Sigulda New Castle – Gauja River Valley

Sigulda Old Castle – Gauja River Valley

Turaida Castle – near Sigulda, Gauja River Valley

Krimulda Castle – near Sigulda, Gauja River Valley



Schloss Vaduz

Schloss Gutenburg – Balzers



Trakai Castle – near Vilnius

Gediminas Tower Gediminas Tower Vilnius



Dunseverick Castle – Co Antrim

Dunluce Castle – Co Antrim

Castle Caldwell – Co Fermanagh

Killyleagh Castle – Co Down

Belfast Castle – Belfast



Bergenhus Fortress – Bergen



Zamek Malbork – near Gdansk and the Baltic Sea

Zamek Torun – Torun

Kazimierz Dolny Castle – Eastern Poland

Zamek Lubelski – Lublin (near Ukraine)

Zamek Wawel – Krakow

Warsaw Barbican – Warsaw (not quite but close to a castle)

Royal Palace – Warsaw



Fargaras Castle – Transylvania

Rasnov Fortress – near Brasov

Bran Castle – near Brasnov

Brasnov Castle, Brasnov

Corvin’s Castle – Hunedoara

Rudea Castle – Transylvania

Biertan Fortified Church – near Sighisoara



Dunnattor Castle – Stonehaven (near Aberdeen)

St Andrew’s Castle – St Andrew’s (near Edinburgh)

Edinburgh Castle – Edinburgh

Inverness Castle  – Inverness



Bratislava Castle – Bratislava



Castillo de Peniscola – Comm. Valencia (photo of the view)

Castillo de Sagunto – Comm. Valencia

Alcázar de Segovia – Comm. Madrid

Castillo de San Servando – Toledo

Castillo de Xativa – Comm. Valencia

Palacio Real de Aranjuez – Comm. Madrid



Chateau de Chillon – Montreux (near Lausanne)



Stockholm Royal Palace – Stockholm


Cardiff Castle