I might be completely biased when I say this but I believe that the UK has some of the most beautiful castles in the world. Because it has such a rich history full of different royal families and important figures, the land is filled with majestic castles that we can now visit. I made a list of those who are thought to be the most beautiful ones, and I hope it helps anyone looking for recommendations for sightseeing in the UK.
Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England
Any fan of British history and royal families knows immediately how important this castle is. It has been the home of the members of the royal family for years and since the castle is so big and beautiful, it has been a venue of many royal weddings. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose this castle as their home after their wedding. You can go and see it if you have the time, just make sure to book a reservation in advance so that you don’t miss the spot.
Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland, Scotland
If you want to visit a castle that looks like it came straight out of a fairytale, look no further. Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland is in my opinion unparalleled in its beauty and luxury. The architecture and the garden were strongly inspired by the French, with gorgeous fountains and hedges sprinkled through a huge lawn. The view from the castle is simply majestic and you can even encounter an owl or a falcon while there. Of course, the animals are trained and they just add to the overall experience of the castle.
Caernarfon Castle in Gwynedd, Wales
A completely different castle to Dunrobin but in some people’s opinions just as beautiful is the Caernarfon Castle in Wales. While Dunrobin looks majestically beautiful, the reaction people usually have to Caernarfon is one of awe and amazement. This is mostly because the castle looks more like an iron fortress than like a castle where princes and princesses live. It was built on the order of King Edward I and it definitely accomplished what he had wanted – the castle looks authoritative and dominant in the landscape, just like King Edward wanted it to. It was supposed to represent the power of the British nation, and after all this time, it still does.
Conwy Castle in Conwy, Wales
Another one of King Edward I’s castles, Conwy Castle looks just as authoritative as Caernarfon Castle. If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, you will feel instantly transported to one of the show’s castles if you ever happen to visit this place. As soon as you step in you are able to feel the rich history of the whole country breathing through the walls.