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.
Credit: David Stokes/Flickr
Castle Leslie in Glaslough is a more humble abode with a circular driveway.
Credit: Sean MacEntee/Flickr
This Wales castle has a beautiful spire.
Credit: Ben Salter/Flickr
Whoa, try to count the windows in Castle Neuschwanstein, located in Germany.
Another stunner in Germany, Castle Hohenschwangau has a gorgeous jewel-toned color palette.
|Corvin Castle, Hunedoara by Alexandre Rosa|
|Neuschwanstein Castle by Pilar Azaña|
|Walkway by Glenn Driver|
|Eltz Castle by Uwe Müller|
|Lichtenstein Castle by Edward Stumph|
Want to see even more amazing castles from around the world? Click through the slideshow below.
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