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06/28/2013 09:27 am ET | Updated Jul 01, 2013

10 Castles from Around The World That Are Straight Out Of Fairy Tales (PHOTOS)

It's no wonder that almost every fairy tale takes place in a far away land in a beautiful castle. There's just something magical about these structures' massive size and architectural features like turrets, spires and drawbridges that will forever recall Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.

Although they fill the pages of storybooks, these remarkable dwellings do exist in real life. Some are modern interpretations, while many Gothic and Medieval examples still stand today and can be visited across the globe. Not in the traveling mood? Don't worry: We've rounded up ten castles from around the world for you to check out. Let us know in the comments below which ones you'd slay a dragon any day to protect.

We love this beauty's bridge, captured in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, England.
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Credit: David Stokes/Flickr

Castle Leslie in Glaslough is a more humble abode with a circular driveway.
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Credit: Sean MacEntee/Flickr

This Wales castle has a beautiful spire.
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Credit: Ben Salter/Flickr

Whoa, try to count the windows in Castle Neuschwanstein, located in Germany.
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Another stunner in Germany, Castle Hohenschwangau has a gorgeous jewel-toned color palette.
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Credit: DragonWoman/Flickr

Imagine crossing the bridge leading to Corvin Castle in Hunedoara, Romania.
Corvin Castle, Hunedoara by Alexandre Rosa (photoprof)) on 500px.com
Corvin Castle, Hunedoara by Alexandre Rosa
The Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany rises above the forest.
Neuschwanstein Castle by Pilar  Azaña (piazta)) on 500px.com
Neuschwanstein Castle by Pilar Azaña
This castle's walkway in Sussex, United Kingdom takes our breath away.
Walkway by Glenn Driver (GlennDriver)) on 500px.com
Walkway by Glenn Driver
Perched high in the hills above Moselle River, Germany, Eltz Castle flaunts a number of towers.
Eltz Castle by Uwe Müller (der-rheinlaender)) on 500px.com
Eltz Castle by Uwe Müller
Built at the edge of a cliff, Lichtenstein castle in Baden-Württemberg, Germany is certainly a beauty.
Lichtenstein Castle by Edward Stumph (edstumph)) on 500px.com
Lichtenstein Castle by Edward Stumph

Want to see even more amazing castles from around the world? Click through the slideshow below.

Castles Around The World

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