Castles in Europe

To us, nothing says fairy-tale holiday in Europe like exploring a historic castle. We’ve visited a variety of the best castles in Europe and we’re always on the lookout for more. Below we’ve listed all of the castles, chateaux, palaces, fortresses and citadels we’ve mentioned on CheeseWeb. They are organised alphabetically by country and list the province or region where they can be found.

[For more information on Belgian castles, visit our List & Map of Castles in Belgium.]


Alden Biesen Castle and Gardens, Limburg, Belgium

Annevoie Castle and Gardens, Namur, Belgium

Porte de Hal, Brussels, Belgium

Chateau de Bouillon, Luxemburg, Belgium

Chateau de Crupet, Namur, Belgium

Commanderij van Sint-Pieters-Voeren, Limburg, Belgium

Durbuy Castle, Luxembourg, Belgium

Beersel Castle, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium

Gaasbeek Castle, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium

Castle of Freÿr, Namur, Belgium

Chateau de Beloeil, Hainaut, Belgium

Groot-Bijgaarden Castle and Gardens, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium

Royal Residence and Greenhouse, Brussels, Belgium

Bouchout Castle, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium

Royal Palace, Brussels, Belgium

Château de Modave, Liège, Belgium

Coudenberg Former Palace, Brussels, Belgium

Coloma Castle and Rose Garden, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium

Montaigle Castle Ruins, Namur, Belgium

Boetfort Castle Spa, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium

Bosnia Herzegovina

Počitelj citadel, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Bosnia Herzegovina


Fortified City of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Czech Republic

Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic


Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark


Chateau de Versailles, Île-de-France France

Chateau de Chambord, Centre, France

Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

Chateau Gaillard, Normandy, France

The Benedictine Palace, Normandy, France

Hotel Chateau Clery and Le Berthier Restaurant, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

Chateau de Hardelot, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

The Cliff Chateau, Maison Forte de Reignac, Dordogne, France

Chateau de Castelnaud & Baynac Castle by Balloon in Dordogne, France

Pau Castle, Aquitaine, France

Citadel of Bitche, Lorraine, France


Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich, Germany

The Residenz Palace, Munich, Germany


Visegrád Castle, Pest, Hungary


Adare Manor, Limerick, Ireland

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Clare, Ireland

Knappogue Castle, Shannon, Ireland

Craggaunowen Castle, Clare, Ireland

King John’s Castle, Limerick, Ireland


Monteriggioni, Tuscany, Italy


Kasteeltuinen Arcen, Limburg, Netherlands


Wawel Castle, Krakow, Poland


Monserrate Palace and Gardens, Sintra, Portugal

Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal

Sintra National Palace, Sintra, Portugal

Castle of São Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal

Belém Tower, Lisbon, Portugal


The Palace of San Telmo, Seville, Spain

Real Alcázar, Seville, Spain

The Alhambra and Generalife, Granada, Spain

Gibralfaro Castle and the Alcazaba, Malaga, Spain


Carreg Cennen Castle, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Laugharne Castle, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Llansteffan Castle, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Cardiff Castle, South Glamorgan, Wales

Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales

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