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One of the nicest things to do in Europe is going to see a castle. Most countries have their own rich history and a medieval past that’s still present through castles scattered around the countryside or even in the main cities. If you’re into European castles, these make a good start.

Château de Chantilly, France

This castle is exactly what we have in mind when we imagine a medieval castle. Only an hour’s drive from Paris, walking into this castle makes it feel like stepping back in time to the era of knights and glory. The castle was destroyed during the French revolution but was rebuilt in the 19th century and the grounds include spectacular gardens and ponds that stretch on an area of 115 hectares.

Bran Castle, Romania

This castle is located more specifically in Transylvania, home to the infamous count Dracula, or Vlad The Impaler. This castle is known as Dracula’s Castle. It dates back to the 14th century but has seen some difficult times during the 19th century. In the early 20th century it was restored to its full Gothic glory.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

This is a Romanesque-style castle located in Bavaria which is considered Germany’s most visited castle. This is probably due to its fairy-tale-like towers. It was built in the 19th century and was the inspiration to the castle in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.