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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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Redcar and Cleveland, England
South East England, England
Warwickshire, England
East Sussex, England
Cornwall, England
Northumberland, England
Cumbria, England
Highlands, Scotland
Kent, England
Dorset, England
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Kilkenny, Ireland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Tongwynlais, Wales
Northumberland, England
Highlands, Scotland
Kent, England
County Durham, England
Northumberland, England
Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Ceredigion, Wales
Oxfordshire, England
Gwynedd, Wales
Tidenham, Forest Of Dean
East Sussex, England
Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Stirling, Scotland
North East England, England
Cardiff, Wales
Wales, United Kingdom
Castleton, High Peak
Blickling, Broadland
Somerset, England
Northumberland, England
Dorset, England
Cornwall, England
Edinburgh, Scotland
Monmouthshire, Wales
East Sussex, England
Powys, Wales
Pembrokeshire, Wales
Stirling, Scotland
Galway, Ireland
Mayo, Ireland
Cork, Munster
Lydford, West Devon
Norton St Philip, Mendip

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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