Castle Photography: 50 Photos to Trigger your Fantasy

Castles had their origins in the 9th and 10th centuries. Most of them were built as a private fortified residence of a lord or noble. Some turned into ruins through the ages, others remained in perfect state, or got renovated, and were turned into musea, some are still in use by royalty or other nobility. Castles can also have a fairy tale image. In story books, beautiful princesses live there, sometimes even cruel queens or ghosts. But even real castles can trigger our fantasy… A perfect example of this is one of the most beautiful castles in the world, the Bavarian castle Neuschwanstein. It was built by Ludwig II of Bavaria. What’s interesting about Neuschwanstein is that Hans Christian Andersen wrote some of his fairy tales in the castle, and later on, Walt Disney used that castle as inspiration for Disneyworld’s castle… In the following 50 photos, we’ll give you a taste of some of the most beautiful castles in the world. Enjoy!

Castle

Castle author: picasocat2

Castle

Castle author: lokidude99

Castle Hill

Castle Hill author: Steven Earnshaw

Castle Urquhart Mood

Castle Urquhart Mood author: mike_pratt1957

Castle Gwynn

Castle Gwynn author: fallingwater123

Castle Sandenburg during wintertime

Castle Sandenburg during wintertime author: Dirk-Jan Kraan

Castle

Castle author: theodevil

Castle Gwynn

Castle Gwynn author: fallingwater123

Castle ruins

Castle ruins author: macieklew

Castle Eilean Donan

Castle Hohenschwangau

Castle Hohenschwangau author: DragonWoman

Scotland castle

Scotland castle author: moyan brenn

Castle Stalker

Castle Stalker author: Andrea Mucelli

Castle Romrod

Castle Romrod author: Zanthia

Castle Hardenstein

Castle Hardenstein author: Herr Kaczmarek

Castle on the hill

Castle on the hill author: macieklew

Castle // Castillo

Castle // Castillo author: Dark Botxy

Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle author: DaveWilson

Castle of Vianden again

Castle of Vianden again author: BurgTender

Castle Frýdlant

Castle Frýdlant author: jyryk58

Eilean Donan castle

Eilean Donan castle author: Andrea Mucelli

Alicante Castle

Alicante Castle author: andrewcparnell

Werfen Castle Austria

Werfen Castle Austria author: tracymisso

Duart Castle

Duart Castle author: VGonPa

Castle of Chambord

Castle of Chambord author: Setaou

Malbork Castle

Malbork Castle author: topcastles

Neuswanstein

Neuswanstein author: conarcist

dundonald castle

dundonald castle author: mike138

Castle Beersel

Castle Beersel author: Jelle Drok

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle author: neil1877

Scotland Inveraray castle

Scotland Inveraray castle author: moyan brenn

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle author: raindog

Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle author: howzey

Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle author: durotriges

Lulworth Castle

Lulworth Castle author: Etrusia UK

Castle window

Castle window author: guldfisken

Castle Island

Castle Island author: leppre

Corfe Castle in the mist

Corfe Castle in the mist author: DSLR Neil

Castle Mist

Castle Mist author: James @ NZ

Predjama Castle

Predjama Castle author: Maciomhair

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle author: Aaron Dieppa

Dark Castle

Dark Castle author: MJ Cobweb

Eltz Castle

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle author: alexbrn

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle author: Mr Bultitude

Castle Howard With Atlas

Castle Howard With Atlas author: Darwin70

Cinderella’s Castle

Cinderellas Castle author: davewjr

Dunstanburgh Castle – just after sunrise

Dunstanburgh Castle - just after sunrise author: Gail Johnson

Belfast Castle – Cross Processed

Belfast Castle - Cross Processed author: Etrusia UK

Castle In The Mist

Castle In The Mist author: Earl-Wilkerson

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4 Responses:

  1. Sandra says:

    Really great collection, I absolutely love castles!

    ( 2 years and 1476 days ago )
  2. Greymval says:

    Some of these are nice.
    Check these two -which were not in the collection:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ioja/298451278/

    http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~crs/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/castelul-peles_-sinaia_-judetul-prahova.jpg

    ( 2 years and 1475 days ago )
  3. k5683 says:

    oh how I love castles!

    ( 2 years and 1474 days ago )
  4. Digital Lady Syd says:

    These were beautiful castle pictures. I am not one to change things, but I wanted to link to a castle image I took that is always missed because not many people have heard of it. It is Mir Castle in Belarus and is so unique that I am posting here hoping others might a chance to see and shot it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sydjohnson/2853797658

    ( 2 years and 1474 days ago )

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