Europe’s most beautiful castles are in the Highlands

Europe’s most beautiful castles are in the Highlands

Eilean Donan Castle in the Highlands is the sixth most beautiful castle in Europe

Conwy Castle in Wales beat places in Lithuania, Spain and Romania to the top spot

 Condé Nast Traveller has released a new ranking of the 26 most stunning castles in Europe, and a Welsh fortress has taken the crown. The stunning Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland is sixth on the list.

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle is the stunning Highlands castle set on an island in the middle of three lochs. The castle is the most photographed castle in the UK and it featured in the films Highlander , James Bond and the TV series the Avengers . Your tour guide will take you to the three best locations for pictures of the castle .

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Conwy Castle, a 21-tower medieval fortress in Conwy, is apparently the most beautiful castle you’re going to find on the entire continent. It’s surrounded by high fortified walls which stretch for three-quarters of a mile, and you can walk a complete circuit around its battlements. 

The castle was originally commissioned by King Edward I in the thirteenth century, and his architect Master James of St George built the whole thing in just four years. And it’s seriously well preserved, with the most intact set of medieval royal apartments in the whole of Wales. 

When you visit, make sure to climb the winding staircases for that full fairytale castle experience. And if you’re after even more castle action, the ten most beautiful in Europe are as follows: 

1. Conwy Castle, Wales
2. Trakai Island Castle, Lithuania
3. Alcázar of Seville, Spain
4. Bran Castle, Romania
5. Egeskov Castle, Denmark
6. Eilean Donan Castle, Highlands , Scotland
7. Château de Chambord, France
8. Predjama Castle, Slovenia
9. Kylemore Abbey, Ireland
10. Castel del Monte, Italy

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