Although we all know fairytales don’t exist-i still believe in them and i feel that there will always be something magical and intriguing about castles. Whether it is their incredible history, stunning architecture, they remain one of the top tourist destinations throughout the world. Here are four of the world’s most incredible castles.
Swalow’s nest castle
The Swallow’s Nest Castle lies perched atop the Aurora Cliff located in the Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine. Though compact in size – the castle is one of Crimea’s most popular attractions. Russian architect Leonid Sherwood designed the Neo-Gothic structure, which was built between 1911 and 1912. The two-level castle boasts a foyer, two bedrooms, a guest room and a beautiful tower.
Chateaux de Villandrey
Located in France, the Chateau de Villandry is undeniably one of the most picturesque castles in the world, thanks, in part, to its intricate, exquisite gardens. Jean le Breton, one of François I’s finance ministers, built the chateau in true Renaissance style, completing the project in 1536. The Villandry contains three distinct garden styles: a formal water garden, a two-part ornamental garden and a massive kitchen garden. The site has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.
Few, if any, castles are more picturesque than the Eltz Castle. Located deep in the hills above the Moselle River in Germany, Eltz Castle is different from other castles in that it has belonged to the same family for more than eight centuries, and remains remarkably unscathed from the war. When it was built, Eltz Castle held a strategically important position along one of the German Empire’s most important trading routes.
Chateaux de Chambord
The Château de Chambord at Loir-et-Cher, France, is one of the most recognisable castles in the world because of its very distinctive French renaissance architecture .The building, which was never completed, was constructed by King Francis I of France . Breathtaking .