Region Flag

Welcome to Trafalgar's UK website. Would you like to visit Trafalgar's US website instead?

Navigation Close Icon

castles & knights tours ways to go

Experience the mystery and magic of Europe’s castles with our Castles & Knights tours. We’ll take you on a fairytale journey to some of the best castles in Europe, where you’ll discover ancient history, medieval traditions and spectacular architecture. Stay in real-life castles in Wales and grand châteaux in France, and see some of the world’s most beautiful castles like the Neuschwanstein Castle that inspired Walt Disney.
Read more... Read less...

Britain and Ireland Panorama

4.6 843 reviews

From £3,064


  1. Ireland

    Blarney Cobh Cork Dublin Limerick Rosslare Waterford Wexford

  2. United Kingdom

    Bath Cardiff Edinburgh Glasgow Glastonbury Hesket Newmarket Holyhead Kyleakin Laggan Liverpool Pembroke Plymouth Salisbury Stratford Upon Avon York

Castles and Manors

4.7 108 reviews

From £2,550


  1. Ireland

    Cashel Clifden Cong Dublin Kildare Killarney Kylemore Lahinch Moycullen Westport

Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle

4.5 230 reviews

From £2,195


  1. Ireland

    Blarney Cong Cork Dublin Enniskerry Galway Killarney Kylemore Lahinch Moycullen Thomastown

Best of Scotland

4.5 827 reviews

From £1,395


  1. United Kingdom

    Edinburgh Glasgow Newtonmore Stirling

Real Britain

4.5 777 reviews

From £995


  1. United Kingdom

    Bath Cardiff Edinburgh Liverpool Salisbury Stratford Upon Avon York

Castles And Kilts

4.5 99 reviews

From £2,325


  1. United Kingdom

    Bath Chester Edinburgh Hexham Knutsford Lancaster London Oxford Ruthin

Best of France

4.6 895 reviews

From £3,281


  1. France

    Beaune Biarritz Bordeaux Carcassonne Colleville-sur-Mer Dordogne Eze Giverny Luynes Lyon Nice Paris Port En Bessin Villandry

  2. Monaco

    Monte Carlo

Scotland's Highlands Islands and Cities

4.6 616 reviews

From £2,756


  1. United Kingdom

    Armadale Caithness Carrbridge Craignure Dundee Edinburgh Fionnphort Glasgow Golspie Inverness Iona Jedburgh Kinlochard Kirriemuir Kyleakin Lambholm Lochaline Mallaig Melrose Mull Oban Orkney Pitlochry St Margarets Hope Stirling Thurso

All you need to know about Castles and Knights Tours

How many medieval castles are there in Europe?

There are thousands of medieval castles in Europe, although the exact number is not known. Some of the most famous medieval castles in Europe include Windsor Castle in England, Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, Mont Saint Michel Castle in France, Bran Castle in Romania, the Castle of Coca in Spain, and the Ksiaz Castle in Poland.

What is the oldest castle in Europe?

Reichsburg Cochem is the oldest castle in Europe and one of the oldest castles in the world. It’s located in Cochem, Germany, and is believed to have been built around the year 1000 by the Palatinate count Ezzo. The first recorded documentation of the castle dates back to 1051 when Ezzo’s oldest daughter, Richeza, gave the castle to her nephew.

Which country has most castles?

Germany has the most castles, with at least 20,000 castles, including the beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle and Heidelberg Palace. Most castles in Germany are over 100 years old. Wales has more castles per square mile than any other country. Known as the Castle Capital of the World, the country has over 600 castles, including Conwy Castle, Cardiff Castle and Raglan Castle.

Which country has the best castles?

You’ll find the world’s best castles scattered all over the world. Our castle tours take you to Germany’s Gothic palaces, Romania’s medieval castles, France’s majestic châteaux, Japan’s feudal castles, Spain and Portugal’s romantic palaces, and the ancient fortresses of the United Kingdom. We also love Croatia’s medieval castles and the Czech Republic’s fairytale castles.

Looking for more inspiration?


Get expert help booking your holiday


Get a brochure delivered to your door


Making travel more affordable for you