16 Real Life Fairytale Castles around the World

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Castles have been the subjects of legends, myths tales and battles for centuries in both the real world and the fantasy world. The phrase "Fairytale Castle" instantly reminds us of the classic Cinderella castle made famous by Disney but the castles you see below aren't cartoon drawings - they are very much real.

Here are 16 real life fairytale castles from around the world.

1. The ruins of Dunnottar Castle

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2. Lunar eclipse over Normandy Castle in France

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Photo by Thierry Legault.

3. Werfen Castle in Austria

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Photo by Goran Jovic.

4. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

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5. Alcazar Castle in Spain

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Photo by Javier Javisego.

6. Castle within a cave, Slovenia

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7. Covadonga Castle in fog, Spain

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Photo by Scott Wilson.

8. Rock Of Cashel, Ireland

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9. Castle above the clouds, Germany

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Photo by Robin Holler.

10. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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Photo by Alexey Seleznev.

11. Chillon Castle in Switzerland

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12. Carondelet Castle, Belgium

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13. Sigmaringen Castle in Germany

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14. Bourtange Castle, The Netherlands

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15. Hochosterwitz Castle, Austria

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16.Stalker Castle, Scotland

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