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.

Filter by
Redcar and Cleveland, England
South East England, England
Cornwall, England
East Sussex, England
Highlands, Scotland
Northumberland, England
Warwickshire, England
Kent, England
Dorset, England
Suffolk, England
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Cumbria, England
Northumberland, England
Highlands, Scotland
Kent, England
Wales, United Kingdom
East Sussex, England
Northumberland, England
Cardiff, Wales
Ceredigion, Wales
Stirling, Scotland
Northumberland, England
North East England, England

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.

Explore More of the Great Outdoors