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From crumbling ruins to spectacular still-standing structures, discover the most amazing castles on your next adventure. Organized below, we’ve made it easy for you to find the best castles where you are and across the world — just click to see all need-to-know info before you go and discover the best routes that’ll get you there.

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Wales, United Kingdom
North East England, England
South East England, England
Claife, South Lakeland
St. David'S And The Cathedral Close, Pembrokeshire
Kenilworth, Warwick
Kerry, Munster
Dublin, Leinster
Tintagel, South West England
Guston, Dover
Beddgelert, Gwynedd
Bodiam, Rother
Balloch And Haldane, West Dunbartonshire
St. David'S And The Cathedral Close, Pembrokeshire
Warkworth, North East England
Crown And City Centre, Highlands
Kerry, Munster
Galway, Ireland
Kilkenny, Ireland
Broughty Ferry, Dundee
Monmouth, Monmouthshire
Castle Rising, King'S Lynn And West Norfolk
Royal Burgh Of St Andrews, Fife
Bamburgh, North East England
Odd Rode, North West England
Galway, Ireland
Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Glenurquhart, Highlands
City Of Durham, North East England
St. Just-In-Roseland, South West England
Mercat Cross, Stirling
Cowes, South East England
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen, Carmarthenshire
South East England, England
Cardiff, South Wales
Tidenham, Forest Of Dean
Llanberis, Gwynedd
Brighton and Hove, South East England
Crucorney, Monmouthshire
Glenorchy And Innishail, Argyll and Bute
Wells, Mendip
Cork, Munster
Tongwynlais, South Wales
Dunbeg, Argyll and Bute
Norham, North East England
Rye, Rother

Whether millennia old or dating from the 19th century — there’s something unique about castles. The homes of humanity’s mightiest families, they offer unique insights into worlds that once were. Enigmatic and empowering, even the oldest ruins still offer an exciting window into bygone eras — yet many lay hidden among the mountains and forests that once served as protective buffers to the outside world. To help you discover these incredible places, then, we’ve collected the best of our community-contributed castle Highlights above. Simply filter by region and scroll through the results — and view representative photos (you won’t find any airbrushing here!), helpful tips and suggested routes so you can more easily add them to your next trip.

Our list of top castles comprises only Highlights that were contributed by the community, for the community. Recommended by real users on komoot, they are genuine recommendations you know you can trust. Know of some awesome castles in your area that aren’t on the list? Create your own Highlights on komoot to inspire others to check out these places for themselves.

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