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
2. Lunar eclipse over Normandy Castle in France
Photo by Thierry Legault.
3. Werfen Castle in Austria
Photo by Goran Jovic.
4. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
5. Alcazar Castle in Spain
Photo by Javier Javisego.
6. Castle within a cave, Slovenia
7. Covadonga Castle in fog, Spain
Photo by Scott Wilson.
8. Rock Of Cashel, Ireland
9. Castle above the clouds, Germany
Photo by Robin Holler.
10. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Photo by Alexey Seleznev.
11. Chillon Castle in Switzerland
12. Carondelet Castle, Belgium
13. Sigmaringen Castle in Germany
14. Bourtange Castle, The Netherlands
15. Hochosterwitz Castle, Austria
16.Stalker Castle, Scotland