Amazing Castles of The World

Santa Maria da Feira Castle in Portugal
Emblematic of Portuguese medieval military architecture, the Castle of Santa Maria da Feira is one of the monuments that best reflects the diversity of defenses used during the Middle Ages, having been instrumental in the process of Reconquista and autonomy of the County of Portugal. It has been listed as a National monument since 1910. read
Lindisfarne Castle – Holy Island – England
Rising from the sheer rock face at the tip of the island is Lindisfarne Castle. Built in 1550 as a fort to defend the harbour against attack from Scots and Norsemen. In 1901 Edward Hudson bought Lindisfarne Castle and commissioned celebrated architect Edward Lutyens to give the castle a luxurious makeover turning it into a comfortable but quirky holiday home. Today the National Trust look after Lindisfarne Castle so you can enjoy the fabulous architecture, stunning views and explore the restoration work that took place during 2017.
Aside its historical pedigree, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne has an exciting array of wildlife. Its island status protects tidal mudflats, saltmarshes and dunes which together form the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.  Rare plants and an abundance of food supplies attract visiting birds from thousands of miles. read
Läckö Castle in Sweden
Läckö Slott is one of West Sweden’s most popular tourist destinations and has been nominated as the most beautiful mansion in Sweden. Its 700 years of history, uniquely preserved baroque salons and the wonderful surroundings make the mansion an experience not to be missed. There are lots of activities organised at the mansion for adults and children alike, such as concerts, opera, guided tours and many others.

Every spring the garden called Lilla Slottsträdgården is dug and planted, and every summer visitors are enchanted by the colours, shapes and smells as they walk down the old stone staircase. The garden is renowned as a delight for the senses, an enchanting exhibition garden with a unique design. read
Coca Castle – Segóvia – Spain
Coca Castle was built in the 15th century by Alonso de Fonseca; the mighty archbishop of Seville, during the reign of King Enrique IV of Castile. It’s made up of two square baileys separated by a passageway. Both show polygonal towers at the corners. The double walls are 2.5 m thick and it’s circled by a deep dry moat. It is considered to be the highest example of brick military architecture with Mudejar filigree work. Mudejar is the architectural style of
The castle can only be visited with a guided tour, taking you through the keep, over the battlements and through one other tower. Unfortunately you’ll see a lot of passageways which you wont go in to and you don’t get to walk in to moat. But even so it’s surely worth your visit. read
Gripsholms Castle in Sweden
On the shores of Lake Mälaren, Gripsholm Castle towers powerfully and fairytale-like over the idyllic small town of Mariefred in Södermanland. Gripsholm is known as Gustav Vasa’s castle, as it was he who built the castle here in 1537.

Take time to wander slowly through the many rooms and winding passages. Gripsholm Castle is filled with over four-hundred years of history.
See the Swedish State’s collection of portraits – featuring prominent Swedes from the days of Gustav Vasa to present day musician and composer Benny Andersson. read
Stalker Castle in Scotland
Castle Stalker – in the Gaelic, Stalcaire, meaning Hunter or Falconer – is believed originally to have been the site of a Fortalice (a small fortified building) belonging to the MacDougalls when they were Lords of Lorn, and built around 1320. The MacDougalls lost their title after their defeat by King Bruce at Brander Pass in 1308 but regained it for a period after 1328. In about 1388 the Lordship of Lorn passed to the Stewarts, the lands including Castle Stalker. read
Moszna Castle in Poland
Moszna is a gigantic dreamlike structure spread over 8,400 square yards, an edifice that at first glance, with its grand design and enormity, suggests an English castle from the Elizabethan era. Yet when seen up close, Moszna shows an eclectic style, the result of the place being home to different families, at different times. And with a history dating back as far as the middle of the 17th century, the place has an interesting story of how a castle composed out of three highly different sections, all built in three very distinctive architectural styles, came to look so mesmerizing and eerie at the same time. read