Some people have a great affection towards fairy tales and castles. They want to visit a place something like which they see in cartoons and they lastly give up with those dreams. But you do not have to do this because you can visit this kind of places. Yes, I am absolutely serious because there are so many castles which are now open for public, so which means you can also go there and all you need to do is to book your tickets, pack your bags and get going.
There are many castles all over the world and some of them are listed below:
- Balmoral Castle: Balmoral Castle in Scotland is one of the Queen’s private residences. The castle is located on the large Balmoral Estate, a working estate which aims to protect the environment while contributing to the local economy. Balmoral Castle is associated with many dramatic events, in British history.
- Buckingham Palace: Buckingham Palace in Westminster, London, has been the official residence of the British monarch and also the administrative headquarters of the monarch as well. This sprawling palace has 775 rooms. The palace is furnished and decorated with priceless works of art that form part of the Royal Collection, one of the major art collections in the world today. This property is one of the tourists’ favourite places.
- Bran Castle: Bran Castle, located in Transylvania, Romania, was originally a fortress built by the Knights of the Teutonic Order. The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie. Bran Castle is associated with the legendary Count Dracula.
- The Palace of Holyroodhouse: The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. The past events at Holyrood have determined the fate of three countries- England, France, and Scotland. Now this palace is open for the public and this is one of those places which are loved by all of its tourists.
- Neuschwanstein Castle: Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th century castle that was built as the personal refuge of King LudwigII of Bavaria. Its spectacular setting and beauty have inspired the design of many castles later on. It has featured in many movies, and the castle in Walt Disney’s movie ‘Sleeping Beauty’, was based on its design. The castle is open to public, and is a popular tourist attraction.
- The Palace at Versailles: This was built by the French King who was known as ‘The Sun King’ to have a place away from the advisors. Later, it was transformed into a grand museum, dedicated to ’the glory of France’. The Hall of Mirrors is one of the most famous features of the palace whose beautifully decorated ceiling is covered with exquisite paintings. There are also a couple of smaller palaces in the garden- the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon. The Hall of Mirrors, the Grand Apartments and the Royal Opera are some of the marvels of this palace.