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12 Of The Most Unusually Spectacular Castles Around The World

If you love to travel, chances are there are a few castles you want to see as you make your way around the world. However, if you visit a country or city that has a castle, you’re likely tempted to pa

If you love to travel, chances are there are a few castles you want to see as you make your way around the world. However, if you visit a country or city that has a castle, you’re likely tempted to pay for the overpriced tour that includes a guide who will tell you all about the historic building. Of course, there’s also a gift shop in the castle for you to purchase souvenirs to take home to your loved ones. Even though it’s highly likely that you’ll spend way more money than you want exploring the castle, you’ll create memories that you won’t soon forget.

While you’re planning your next vacation (or wishing you had the time or money to visit another country), you can take a look at these 12 spectacular castles. The architecture is indicative of the region, and each of the palaces are rich in history and tradition. Chances are you’ll get the traveling bug after looking at just a few of these, so be sure to warn your friends and family that you’re seriously considering taking another trip soon. Since you’ve already seen these beautiful photos of the castles, you may be able to exercise a little more self-control in the palace gift shops. Happy viewing!

12 Malbork Castle

11 Mont Saint-Michel

10 Windsor Castle

9 Castel de Monte

8 Palacio de Pena

7 Predjama Castle

6 Matsumoto Castle

5 The Citadel of Aleppo

4 Potala Palace

3 Hunyad Castle

2 Prague Castle

1 Buckingham Palace

Of course, no list of spectacular castles is complete without mentioning Buckingham Palace in the City of Westminster. This landmark is the home of Britain’s modern royalty, and has been the focus of the British people during times of both crisis and triumph in the country. The palace was originally called Buckingham House, and was built as a townhouse for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703. King George III acquired the property in 1761. Many of the 19th century designs that were part of the castle renovations are still intact today, making it an attraction for London tourists today. As part of the Summer Opening for Buckingham Palace, many of the state rooms are open to the public every year for the majority of August and September.

Sources:  royal.gov.uk, hrad.cz, wmf.org

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