From Guinevere to Game of Thrones, from Dracula to Disney fairy tales, castles have captured the imagination of humankind for centuries. This exceptional bucket list travel guide takes the reader to the 100 most amazing castles across the globe, revealing their intriguing histories and must-see treasures.
Explore the British Isles’ most storied palaces, the graceful chateaux of France, Germany’s mountaintop manors, the exotic castillos of Spain and Portugal, Asia’s ornate imperial forts and more.
In addition, readers will find out where to play king for a day at castle hotels, learn which strongholds were featured in favorite films, and discover American beauties close to home. Featuring stunning photography, fascinating details and helpful travel tips, this volume is sure to inspire the next storybook adventure.
About the Author
Erika Hueneke has been a travel and lifestyle writer for more than 15 years and has collected passport stamps from over 30 countries across five continents. After a decade as a staff editor at Destination Weddings & Honeymoons and Islands, she launched a content production business with an emphasis on detailed reporting and compelling storytelling in travel media. She has worked for outlets such as AFAR, Fodors, The Points Guy, Bridal Guide, and Trivago. While her expertise primarily centers on travel, she is also passionate about outdoor adventure, weddings, wellness, food & drink, and exploring her home state of Florida with her husband and daughter.
Lady Carnarvon, the owner of Highclere Castle (the "real-life" Downton Abbey)