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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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Claife, South Lakeland
South East England, England
Dublin, Leinster
Kerry, Munster
Kenilworth, Warwick
St. David'S And The Cathedral Close, Pembrokeshire
Tintagel, South West England
Balloch And Haldane, West Dunbartonshire
Beddgelert, Gwynedd
St. David'S And The Cathedral Close, Pembrokeshire
Bodiam, Rother
Warkworth, North East England
Kerry, Munster
Crown And City Centre, Highlands
Kilkenny, Ireland
Ashford In The Water, Derbyshire Dales
Icklesham, Rother
Kidsgrove, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
North Wales, Wales
Castle Rising, King'S Lynn And West Norfolk
Monmouth, Monmouthshire
Brighton and Hove, South East England
Bamburgh, North East England
Llanberis, Gwynedd
Royal Burgh Of St Andrews, Fife
Glenurquhart, Highlands
Mercat Cross, Stirling
Galway, Ireland
Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen, Carmarthenshire
Cowes, South East England
Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
Matlock, Derbyshire Dales
St. Just-In-Roseland, South West England
Chepstow, Monmouthshire
City Of Durham, North East England
Cardiff, South Wales
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
Cork, Munster
Wells, Mendip
Sinclairs Bay, Highlands
Glenorchy And Innishail, Argyll and Bute
Rye, Rother
Helsington, South Lakeland
Dunbeg, Argyll and Bute
Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells
Castleton, High Peak

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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