These amazing abandoned castles once stood magnificently in the medieval era to serve their masters as safe heavens. Built for various purposes, these castles have been highly inhabited and strongly guarded to safeguard the rulers those days. Scattered around Europe, most of them are abandoned with time due to various reasons, now become museums, archaeological sites, and world heritage sites. Almost all the castles built in this era were built from stones to withstand the artillery and other projectile attacks from outsiders. Moreover, most of them were surrounded by moats to give an additional defense line. These moats were filled with crocodiles so that it would be difficult to cross the moats to reach the castle walls.
These defense mechanisms were effective those days and helped to fortify the castles and evade the outside attacks. The culture of constructing castles emerged in the middle age and these castles were the homes for royals and nobles. An early type of castle was built from timber and earth and later stone walls were added to strengthen the structure.
I am sure we all love to see these royal structures from our naked eyes and till the time you visit these magnificent places let us now explore them here.
Constructed in the 14th century, this is one of the picturesque places in Britain. Bodiam Castle was built by one of the knights of King Edward III
Built and modified in the 18th century, this castle is located in Gatika, Spain. It is standing as if emerging from a fairytale because of its appearance.
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe
Located on the Eastern coast of Scotland, this was owned by the Clan Sinclair and it is considered as one of the oldest castles in Scotland. Due to its location and picturesque view, this castle is visited by many tourists.
This castle is located in Lennox near Glasgow in Scotland. It was built in the early 19th century for Clan Kincaid. Later in the early 20th century, the castle was converted to a hospital. However, now it has been abandoned and ruins are visited by many abandoned site lovers.
This castle was built in the 18th century and is located in Hungaria. However, it is now being converted to a hotel and a restaurant.
This stunning castle is located in Savonlinna, Finland. It was built in the 15th century and is considered the northernmost stone fortress.
This is was built solely for military purposes and located off the Italian eastern coast. It was built in the 16th century and has seen many battles engaged with Napolean.
This castle is located in Scotland and was constructed in the 17th century for the Dunalastair clan.
This was built in the 11th century as a military fort in Germany. At present, it is converted to a hotel.
This 15th-century castle is located on the northeastern coast of Scotland. It was built on a rocky cliff in a strategic defensive location.
There are many other this type of abandoned castles out there and we hope to bring stunning images of them soon! Please share your ideas and thoughts with us about these magnificent buildings in our comment section. We would like to pay our sincere thanks to the original image owners.