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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.
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Britain and Ireland Panorama

Explore the best of Britain and Ireland, taking in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, Cork, Cardiff and more.

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    Blarney Cobh Cork Dublin Limerick Rosslare Waterford Wexford

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Castles and Manors

A complete circle of Ireland including fairy tale castle and manor house stays.

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    Cashel Clifden Cong Dublin Kildare Killarney Kylemore Lahinch Moycullen Westport

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Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle

Spend a night in stately Ashford Castle during this leisurely Country Explorer trip.

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    Blarney Connemara Cork Dublin Galway Iveragh Peninsula Killarney Thomastown

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Best of Scotland

Enjoy Scotland: experience its cities, and discover its castles, legends and lochs.

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    Armadale Edinburgh Glasgow Kinlochard Laggan Mallaig Stirling


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See and taste the best of British culture, taking in London, Bath, Cardiff, Edinburgh and more.

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Castles And Kilts

Experience the history, mystery and magic of England, Wales and Scotland on this Family Experiences trip of a lifetime.

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Best of France

Discover the best of France on an exploration of Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Monaco, Bordeaux, Arles and more.

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Scotlands Highlands Islands and Cities

Explore Scotland's contrasts, from the serenity and beauty of the Scottish Highlands to the buzz of Glasgow.

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    Armadale Ballachulish 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.


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