The Top 10 Castles to Visit Worldwide

The world is swarming with stunning castles that were once inhabited by the rich and famous or royalty. Nowadays, the gates are opened for us tourists, granting us a fascinating peek into a lifestyle we can hardly imagine for ourselves. We put together a list of the top 10 castles worldwide based on visitor count with links to fun activities for each so you can get the royal treatment when you visit!

10. Prague Castle, Prague – 1.7 Million Visitors

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9. Shuri Castle, Okinawa – 1.8 Million Visitors

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8. Alhambra Palace, Granada – 2.3 Million Visitors

7. Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna – 2.7 Million Visitors

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Schönbrunn Palace

6. The Winter Palace, St.Petersburg – 2.9 Million Visitors

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The Winter Palace

5. The Tower of London, UK – 3 Million Visitors

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David Stanley @ Flickr (CC by 2.0)

4. Topkapi Palace, Istanbul – 3.5 Million Visitors

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3. The Grand Palace – Bangkok – 8 Million Visitors

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The Grand Palace

2. The Louvre, Paris – 9 Million Visitors 

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The Louvre Museum

1. The Forbidden City, Beijing – 15 Million Visitors

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The Forbidden City

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