Mysteries at the Castle Travel Guide

Visit these magnificent castles and spectacular manors for a dose of history and to see how the rich and powerful once lived.


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Milky Way Farm
Just an hour south of Nashville is the commanding Milky Way Farm mansion, which is spread over an astonishing 25,000 square feet. The property spans more than 1,000 acres and features lakes, streams, walking trails, barns, breathtaking vistas of rolling hills, a score of outbuildings, and a sheep barn that is famously crooked.
  • 520 Milky Way Rd
  • Pulaski, TN 38478 US

Milky Way Farm

Just an hour south of Nashville is the commanding Milky Way Farm mansion, which is spread over an astonishing 25,000 square feet. The property spans more than 1,000 acres and features lakes, streams, walking trails, barns, breathtaking vistas of rolling hills, a score of outbuildings, and a sheep barn that is famously crooked.
520 Milky Way Rd Pulaski, TN, US
Phone: +1 931-808-2281
Chateau de Fontainebleau
This royal residence, originally built in the 12th century, was home to both Louis VII and Napoleon III. It is located outside Paris and now serves as a museum.
  • Fontainebleau, 77300 France

Chateau de Fontainebleau

This royal residence, originally built in the 12th century, was home to both Louis VII and Napoleon III. It is located outside Paris and now serves as a museum.
Fontainebleau, France
Phone: +33 1-60-71-50-70
Boettcher Mansion
Perched atop a cliff in Golden, CO, is the sprawling Boettcher Mansion. Situated on 110 forested acres, it incorporates both the American Arts and Crafts and English Tudor styles while providing views of the Continental Divide. Wealth and success made the family who built this house famous in Colorado.
  • 900 Colorow Rd
  • Golden, CO 80401 US

Boettcher Mansion

Perched atop a cliff in Golden, CO, is the sprawling Boettcher Mansion. Situated on 110 forested acres, it incorporates both the American Arts and Crafts and English Tudor styles while providing views of the Continental Divide. Wealth and success made the family who built this house famous in Colorado.
900 Colorow Rd Golden, CO, US
Phone: +1 720-497-7630
Chateau de Maillebois
There has been a castle on the site of Chateau de Maillebois since the 1300s, but the current incarnation dates from the 15th century. Today, it is a luxury residence, but its origins as a defensive stronghold can be seen in the original walls, which are still 6 feet thick in some places.
  • Maillebois, 28170 France

Chateau de Maillebois

There has been a castle on the site of Chateau de Maillebois since the 1300s, but the current incarnation dates from the 15th century. Today, it is a luxury residence, but its origins as a defensive stronghold can be seen in the original walls, which are still 6 feet thick in some places.
Maillebois, France
Polesden Lacey
This beautiful English retreat has magnificent views across the Surrey Hills and countryside. The house is made for entertaining and was once home to a famous society hostess who welcomed royalty and celebrities.
  • Great Bookham, near Dorking
  • Surrey, RH5 6BD United Kingdom

Polesden Lacey

This beautiful English retreat has magnificent views across the Surrey Hills and countryside. The house is made for entertaining and was once home to a famous society hostess who welcomed royalty and celebrities.
Great Bookham, near Dorking Surrey, United Kingdom
Chateau du Bosc
This fortress served as the home for one of the great artists to come out of France, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. He died at age 36, but not before contributing numerous pieces of priceless artwork to the world. 
  • Camjac
  • Naucelle, 12800 France

Chateau du Bosc

This fortress served as the home for one of the great artists to come out of France, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. He died at age 36, but not before contributing numerous pieces of priceless artwork to the world. 
Camjac Naucelle, France
Phone: +33 5-65-69-20-83
Graycliff Estate
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1931, the Graycliff Estate was created as a summer home for Darwin and Isabelle Martin on the shore of Lake Erie just outside Buffalo, NY. 
  • 6472 Old Lake Shore Rd
  • Derby, NY 14047 US

Graycliff Estate

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1931, the Graycliff Estate was created as a summer home for Darwin and Isabelle Martin on the shore of Lake Erie just outside Buffalo, NY. 
6472 Old Lake Shore Rd Derby, NY, US
Phone: +1 716-947-9217
Myrtles Plantation
The Myrtles Plantation got its beginning as a place of refuge for “Whiskey Dave” Bradford. Trying to avoid imprisonment after his involvement in the Whiskey Rebellion, he fled to Bayou Sara, which was then a colony of Spain. He obtained the land where the plantation now sits and began his new life.
  • 7747 US Highway 61
  • St. Francisville, LA 70775 US

Myrtles Plantation

The Myrtles Plantation got its beginning as a place of refuge for “Whiskey Dave” Bradford. Trying to avoid imprisonment after his involvement in the Whiskey Rebellion, he fled to Bayou Sara, which was then a colony of Spain. He obtained the land where the plantation now sits and began his new life.
7747 US Highway 61 St. Francisville, LA, US
Phone: +1 225-635-6277
Dunvegan Castle
Dunvegan Castle is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland, having housed the chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.
  • Dunvegan, Isle of Skye IV55 8WF United Kingdom

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland, having housed the chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.
Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 14-7052-1206
Casa Loma
Known as “Toronto’s Camelot,” Casa Loma was built for $3.5 million and completed in the 1910s by Sir Henry Pellatt. The wealthy Canadian businessman thought others would follow his lead and build around his estate. But after World War I, the economy dropped, and Pellatt’s company went bankrupt. He soon had to auction off his crowning achievement.
  • 1 Austin Ter
  • Toronto, Ontario M5R 1X8 Canada

Casa Loma

Known as “Toronto’s Camelot,” Casa Loma was built for $3.5 million and completed in the 1910s by Sir Henry Pellatt. The wealthy Canadian businessman thought others would follow his lead and build around his estate. But after World War I, the economy dropped, and Pellatt’s company went bankrupt. He soon had to auction off his crowning achievement.
1 Austin Ter Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone: +1 416-923-1171
Dunvegan Castle
Dunvegan Castle is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland, having housed the chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.
  • Dunvegan, Isle of Skye IV55 8WF United Kingdom

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland, having housed the chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.
Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 14-7052-1206
Chateau des Milandes
Built in the 15th century, this small but elegant country castle was once the home of American actress Josephine Baker. She had it renovated from top to bottom with new furnishings and utilities, transforming the medieval castle into a modern estate.
  • 24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
  • France

Chateau des Milandes

Built in the 15th century, this small but elegant country castle was once the home of American actress Josephine Baker. She had it renovated from top to bottom with new furnishings and utilities, transforming the medieval castle into a modern estate.
24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle , France
Phone: +33 5-53-59-31-21
Chateau d’Hardelot
This French castle in Condette was built in the 13th century by the Count of Boulogne and served as a royal mansion and fortress.  
  • 1 Rue de la Source
  • Condette, 62360 France

Chateau d’Hardelot

This French castle in Condette was built in the 13th century by the Count of Boulogne and served as a royal mansion and fortress.  
1 Rue de la Source Condette, France
Phone: +33 3-21-21-73-65
Albrechtsburg Castle
Albrechtsburg Castle was the first of its kind. Built in Germany in 929, the building was not intended to be a fortress, but rather a palace for royals to call home. Despite going unoccupied for many years, Albrechtsburg became the center of town and eventually housed numerous members of German royalty.
  • Domplatz 1
  • Meissen, 01662 Germany

Albrechtsburg Castle

Albrechtsburg Castle was the first of its kind. Built in Germany in 929, the building was not intended to be a fortress, but rather a palace for royals to call home. Despite going unoccupied for many years, Albrechtsburg became the center of town and eventually housed numerous members of German royalty.
Domplatz 1 Meissen, Germany
Phone: +49 35-21-47-070
The Mangoes, Ford Winter Estate
On the property of this winter estate turned museum were the vacation houses of 2 of America’s greatest inventors, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison.
  • 2350 McGregor Blvd
  • Fort Myers, FL 33901 US

The Mangoes, Ford Winter Estate

On the property of this winter estate turned museum were the vacation houses of 2 of America’s greatest inventors, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison.
2350 McGregor Blvd Fort Myers, FL, US
Phone: +1 239-334-7419
Old Fort Niagara
On the shores of Lake Ontario sits Old Fort Niagara. In a nod to its heyday, you can regularly find Colonial re-enactors walking the grounds as American and Canadian soldiers battling for power in the new land.
  • Old For Niagara
  • Youngstown, NY 14174 US

Old Fort Niagara

On the shores of Lake Ontario sits Old Fort Niagara. In a nod to its heyday, you can regularly find Colonial re-enactors walking the grounds as American and Canadian soldiers battling for power in the new land.
Old For Niagara Youngstown, NY, US
Phone: +1 716-745-7611
Russborough House
The Russborough House held 2 major art collections, including that of Sir Alfred Beit. However, it was not a safe home for the artwork, as the Beit collection was stolen and (mostly) recovered 4 separate times. 

Russborough House

The Russborough House held 2 major art collections, including that of Sir Alfred Beit. However, it was not a safe home for the artwork, as the Beit collection was stolen and (mostly) recovered 4 separate times. 
Wicklow, Ireland
Phone: +353 45-865-239
Stirling Castle
Perched 250 feet high on the remains of an extinct volcano, this forbidding structure is surrounded on 3 sides by steep cliffs. It dates back to the 12th century but evolved into its current form in the 15th and 16th centuries, when it served as a favorite residence and seat of power for many Stewart monarchs.
  • Stirling FK8 1EJ
  • Stirling, Scotland United Kingdom

Stirling Castle

Perched 250 feet high on the remains of an extinct volcano, this forbidding structure is surrounded on 3 sides by steep cliffs. It dates back to the 12th century but evolved into its current form in the 15th and 16th centuries, when it served as a favorite residence and seat of power for many Stewart monarchs.
Stirling FK8 1EJ Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 17-8645-0000
Dublin Castle
Sitting in the heart of the Irish capital, Dublin Castle has served as the royal residence for Ireland, the nerve center for the British during the Anglo-Irish War and, currently, a government office.
  • Dame St
  • Dublin, 2 Ireland

Dublin Castle

Sitting in the heart of the Irish capital, Dublin Castle has served as the royal residence for Ireland, the nerve center for the British during the Anglo-Irish War and, currently, a government office.
Dame St Dublin, Ireland
Phone: +353 1-645-8813
Emily Dickinson Museum
This residence-turned-museum once served as the homestead for the poet and literary master for whom it’s named.
  • 280 Main St
  • Amherst, MA 01002 US

Emily Dickinson Museum

This residence-turned-museum once served as the homestead for the poet and literary master for whom it’s named.
280 Main St Amherst, MA, US
Phone: +1 413-542-8161
Chateau de Blois
The Chateau de Blois mixes the classical, Renaissance and Gothic styles of architecture in its incredible 564 rooms, including 100 bedrooms, and 75 staircases. This resplendent chateau played a real-world role in one of the most beloved and well-known romances ever told: Beauty and the Beast.
  • 6 Place du Chateau
  • Blois, 41000 France

Chateau de Blois

The Chateau de Blois mixes the classical, Renaissance and Gothic styles of architecture in its incredible 564 rooms, including 100 bedrooms, and 75 staircases. This resplendent chateau played a real-world role in one of the most beloved and well-known romances ever told: Beauty and the Beast.
6 Place du Chateau Blois, France
Phone: +33 2-54-90-33-33
Donington Hall
The grounds of this 200-year-old castle were once used as a professional racing circuit. Later, those same roadways inspired a modern Grand Prix track on the same grounds.
  • Derby, Castle Donington DE74 2SG United Kingdom

Donington Hall

The grounds of this 200-year-old castle were once used as a professional racing circuit. Later, those same roadways inspired a modern Grand Prix track on the same grounds.
Derby, Castle Donington, United Kingdom
Belvoir Castle
The current castle, the fourth to stand on these grounds, was completed in the early 19th century. The site’s previous buildings were at least partially destroyed during the Wars of the Roses, the English Civil War and a major fire in 1816.
  • Leicestershire, Leicestershire NG32 1PE United Kingdom

Belvoir Castle

The current castle, the fourth to stand on these grounds, was completed in the early 19th century. The site’s previous buildings were at least partially destroyed during the Wars of the Roses, the English Civil War and a major fire in 1816.
Leicestershire , Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 14-7687-1002
James J. Hill House
Now a National Historic Landmark, this large stone mansion was the base of operations for the man responsible for the Great Northern Railway.
  • 240 Summit Ave
  • St. Paul, MN 55102 US

James J. Hill House

Now a National Historic Landmark, this large stone mansion was the base of operations for the man responsible for the Great Northern Railway.
240 Summit Ave St. Paul, MN, US
Phone: +1 651-297-2555
Highlands Ranch Mansion
This mansion has been the home of oil tycoons, ranchers, bankers and politicians. It stands as a testament to the rich history of the state of Colorado and the vibrant lives it was a part of. 
  • 9950 E Gateway Dr
  • Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 US

Highlands Ranch Mansion

This mansion has been the home of oil tycoons, ranchers, bankers and politicians. It stands as a testament to the rich history of the state of Colorado and the vibrant lives it was a part of. 
9950 E Gateway Dr Highlands Ranch, CO, US
Phone: +1 303-791-0177
Wartburg Castle
Wartburg Castle served as a refuge for Martin Luther in the 1500s as he translated the New Testament into German.
  • Auf der Wartburg 1
  • Eisenach, 99817 Germany

Wartburg Castle

Wartburg Castle served as a refuge for Martin Luther in the 1500s as he translated the New Testament into German.
Auf der Wartburg 1 Eisenach, Germany
Phone: +49 36-91-25-00
Chateau de Maintenon
Deemed a historic monument in 1944 by the French Ministry of Culture, the Chateau de Maintenon dates back as far as the 12th century. It was later occupied by Madame de Maintenon, who is best known for her secret marriage to Louis XIV.
  • 2 Place Aristide Briand
  • Maintenon, 28130 France

Chateau de Maintenon

Deemed a historic monument in 1944 by the French Ministry of Culture, the Chateau de Maintenon dates back as far as the 12th century. It was later occupied by Madame de Maintenon, who is best known for her secret marriage to Louis XIV.
2 Place Aristide Briand Maintenon, France
Phone: +33 2-37-23-00-09
Hohenburg Abbey
Also known as the Mont Sainte-Odile Abbey, Hohenburg Abbey was founded in 690 and has served as a nunnery and monastery.
  • 67530 Ottrott, France
  • Mont Sainte-Odile, Ottrott France

Hohenburg Abbey

Also known as the Mont Sainte-Odile Abbey, Hohenburg Abbey was founded in 690 and has served as a nunnery and monastery.
67530 Ottrott, France Mont Sainte-Odile, Ottrott, France
Phone: +33 3-88-95-80-53
Thoresby Hall
This luxurious mansion has a long history of royalty. But the most well-known chapter in its long history happened at a nearby church, where Robin Hood and Maid Marian were married.
  • Thoresby Park
  • Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9WH United Kingdom

Thoresby Hall

This luxurious mansion has a long history of royalty. But the most well-known chapter in its long history happened at a nearby church, where Robin Hood and Maid Marian were married.
Thoresby Park Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 84-4871-4523
Trifels Castle
Located in Germany, Trifels Castle was where King Richard the Lionheart of England was imprisoned during the Crusades.
  • 76855 Annweiler
  • Germany

Trifels Castle

Located in Germany, Trifels Castle was where King Richard the Lionheart of England was imprisoned during the Crusades.
76855 Annweiler , Germany
Phone: +49 63-46-84-70
Seelye Mansion
The Seelye Mansion was built in 1905 by Dr. A.B. Seelye, who made his fortune in patent medicine.
  • 1105 N Buckeye Ave
  • Abilene, KS 67410 US

Seelye Mansion

The Seelye Mansion was built in 1905 by Dr. A.B. Seelye, who made his fortune in patent medicine.
1105 N Buckeye Ave Abilene, KS, US
Phone: +1 785-263-1084
York Castle
This military complex was the site of much bloodshed during its time of operation.
  • Tower St
  • York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

York Castle

This military complex was the site of much bloodshed during its time of operation.
Tower St York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 19-0464-6940
Illinois Executive Mansion
Located in historic downtown Springfield, this mansion has been the official residence of Illinois’ governors since 1855.
  • 410 E Jackson St
  • Springfield, IL 62701 US

Illinois Executive Mansion

Located in historic downtown Springfield, this mansion has been the official residence of Illinois’ governors since 1855.
410 E Jackson St Springfield, IL, US
Phone: +1 217-782-6450
Oxford Castle
This legendary English castle has stood since the medieval era, serving as a prison and fortress, but is now mostly in ruins. 
  • Oxford
  • Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

Oxford Castle

This legendary English castle has stood since the medieval era, serving as a prison and fortress, but is now mostly in ruins. 
Oxford Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Hemingway Home and Museum
This mansion was the home of one of America’s most cherished authors, Ernest Hemingway.
  • 525 Whitehead Street
  • Key West, FL 33040 US

Hemingway Home and Museum

This mansion was the home of one of America’s most cherished authors, Ernest Hemingway.
525 Whitehead Street Key West, FL, US
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
The mansion and vineyard built by the family whose name is synonymous with the bubbly spa.
  • 24724 Arnold Dr
  • Sonoma, CA 95476 US

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

The mansion and vineyard built by the family whose name is synonymous with the bubbly spa.
24724 Arnold Dr Sonoma, CA, US
Phone: +1 707-931-7575
Zeist Castle
An enchanting castle in the Netherlands that once played a role in a dramatic art scandal.
  • Zinzendorflaan 1 3703 CE
  • Zeist, 52.0794276 Netherlands

Zeist Castle

An enchanting castle in the Netherlands that once played a role in a dramatic art scandal.
Zinzendorflaan 1 3703 CE Zeist, Netherlands
Phone: +31 30-721-0600
Loevestein Castle
Holland’s very own indomitable stronghold, Loevestein Castle is bordered by the Waal River on the north and a man-made moat on the other 3 sides
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  • Loevestein 1, 5307 TG Poederoijen
  • Loevestein, Netherlands

Loevestein Castle

Holland’s very own indomitable stronghold, Loevestein Castle is bordered by the Waal River on the north and a man-made moat on the other 3 sides
Loevestein 1, 5307 TG Poederoijen Loevestein , Netherlands
Phone: +31 18-344-7171
Tranby Croft Manor House
Tranby Croft, now the home of Hull Collegiate School, was built in 1874. It’s famous for the being the site of the royal baccarat scandal in 1890, also known as the Tranby Croft affair, a British gambling scandal of the late 19th century involving the Prince of Wales—the future King Edward VII.
  • Tranby Croft
  • Anlaby, Hull HU107EH United Kingdom

Tranby Croft Manor House

Tranby Croft, now the home of Hull Collegiate School, was built in 1874. It’s famous for the being the site of the royal baccarat scandal in 1890, also known as the Tranby Croft affair, a British gambling scandal of the late 19th century involving the Prince of Wales—the future King Edward VII.
Tranby Croft Anlaby, Hull, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 14-82-65-70-16
Governor's Manasion
The Governor’s Mansion has been home to 12 different governors of California, including former President of the United States Ronald Regan. The mansion is now a historical landmark and open to the public as part of the Governor’s Mansion State Park.
  • 1526 H St
  • Sacramento, CA 95814 US

Governor's Manasion

The Governor’s Mansion has been home to 12 different governors of California, including former President of the United States Ronald Regan. The mansion is now a historical landmark and open to the public as part of the Governor’s Mansion State Park.
1526 H St Sacramento, CA, US
Phone: +1 916-323-3047
Birr Castle
Built in 1170, the Birr Castle in Ireland was once home to the largest telescope in the world. In fact, “The Rosse Telescope” held that record from 1845 until 1917, and is now onsite and open to the public. 

Birr Castle

Built in 1170, the Birr Castle in Ireland was once home to the largest telescope in the world. In fact, “The Rosse Telescope” held that record from 1845 until 1917, and is now onsite and open to the public. 
Offaly, Ireland
Phone: +353 57-91-20-336
Castle Bardi
This former military fortress was built in the 9th  century and later became the home of Italian Lords before becoming a military prison. It remains a classic example of military architecture from an era long ago.
Photo by Freddy Tennyson

Castle Bardi

This former military fortress was built in the 9th  century and later became the home of Italian Lords before becoming a military prison. It remains a classic example of military architecture from an era long ago.
Parma, Italy
Schloss Artstetten
A beautiful castle straight from the pages of a fairytale, Schloss Artstetten is one of Austria’s truly must see landmarks and was once home to Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
  • Schlossplatz 1
  • Artstetten, 3661 Austria

Schloss Artstetten

A beautiful castle straight from the pages of a fairytale, Schloss Artstetten is one of Austria’s truly must see landmarks and was once home to Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Schlossplatz 1 Artstetten, Austria
Phone: +43 74-13-80-06
Bannerman Castle
This island castle in the middle of the Hudson River was the home of a wealthy arms dealer in the 19th century. 
  • Pollepel Island
  • Beacon, NY 12508 US

Bannerman Castle

This island castle in the middle of the Hudson River was the home of a wealthy arms dealer in the 19th century. 
Pollepel Island Beacon, NY, US
Phone: +1 845-831-6346
The Tower House
The Tower House played an important role in one of the most bizarre hoaxes of the 19th century.
  • 29 Melbury Rd
  • London, W14 8AB United Kingdom

The Tower House

The Tower House played an important role in one of the most bizarre hoaxes of the 19th century.
29 Melbury Rd London, United Kingdom
The Aldrich House
The former home of Sen. Nelson Aldrich is now a National Historic Landmark and a member of the Rhode Island Historical Society.
  • 110 Benevolent St
  • Providence, RI 02906 US

The Aldrich House

The former home of Sen. Nelson Aldrich is now a National Historic Landmark and a member of the Rhode Island Historical Society.
110 Benevolent St Providence, RI, US
Phone: +1 401-331-8575
Schonbrunn Palace
Schonbrunn Palace, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Austria, is a former imperial summer residence for the country’s royalty.
  • Schonbrunner Schlosstrasse 47
  • Vienna, 1130 Austria

Schonbrunn Palace

Schonbrunn Palace, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Austria, is a former imperial summer residence for the country’s royalty.
Schonbrunner Schlosstrasse 47 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1-811-13-239
Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle served as a fortress for England’s “Western March” until 1603. Now, it’s home to the Territorial Army and the Museum of the Border Regiment. 
  • Castle Way
  • Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8UR United Kingdom

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle served as a fortress for England’s “Western March” until 1603. Now, it’s home to the Territorial Army and the Museum of the Border Regiment. 
Castle Way Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 12-2859-1922
Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace has housed British royalty including Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
Hampton Court
Photo by Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images
  • East Molesey
  • Surrey, KT8 9AU United Kingdom

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace has housed British royalty including Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
East Molesey Surrey, United Kingdom
Flagler Museum
The Flagler Museum represents the never-give-up spirit of a man responsible for one of the best tropical destinations in the United States.
Flagler Museum (Palm Beach, FL)
Photo by Getty Images
  • 1 Whitehall Way
  • Palm Beach, FL 33480 US

Flagler Museum

The Flagler Museum represents the never-give-up spirit of a man responsible for one of the best tropical destinations in the United States.
1 Whitehall Way Palm Beach, FL, US
Predjama Castle
Predjama Castle is a Renaissance castle built within a cave mouth in south-central Slovenia, in the historical region of Inner Carniola.
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  • Predjama 1
  • Postojna

Predjama Castle

Predjama Castle is a Renaissance castle built within a cave mouth in south-central Slovenia, in the historical region of Inner Carniola.
Predjama 1 Postojna,
Phone: +386 5-751-60-15
Loveland Castle
The Loveland Castle in Ohio is home to many ghosts, as the story goes. The most famous one is affectionately called Casper Poltergeist.
  • 12025 Shore Rd
  • Loveland, OH 45140 US

Loveland Castle

The Loveland Castle in Ohio is home to many ghosts, as the story goes. The most famous one is affectionately called Casper Poltergeist.
12025 Shore Rd Loveland, OH, US
Glastonbury Abbey
It was on the site of Glastonbury Abbey that the famed King Arthur was buried and later found.
  • Magdalene St.
  • Glastonbury, BA6 9EL United Kingdom

Glastonbury Abbey

It was on the site of Glastonbury Abbey that the famed King Arthur was buried and later found.
Magdalene St. Glastonbury, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1458-832267
Bran Castle
Tony and Zamir venture to Transylvania to visit Bran Castle, also known as Castle Dracula. There they are given a tour and some history lessons from local expert Mattea.
  • Str. General Traian Mosoiu 24
  • Bran, Judetul Brasov 507025 Romania

Bran Castle

Tony and Zamir venture to Transylvania to visit Bran Castle, also known as Castle Dracula. There they are given a tour and some history lessons from local expert Mattea.
Str. General Traian Mosoiu 24 Bran, Judetul Brasov, Romania
Castle Frankenstein
The origins of one of the most famous horror stories of all time can be traced here. Take one of the many tours or get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant that serves authentic German cuisine.
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  • Burg Frankensteil Event und Restaurant, GambH
  • Mühltal, Hesse 64367 Germany

Castle Frankenstein

The origins of one of the most famous horror stories of all time can be traced here. Take one of the many tours or get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant that serves authentic German cuisine.
Burg Frankensteil Event und Restaurant, GambH Mühltal, Hesse, Germany
Phone: 49 6151 501501
Karlsruhe Castle
Built in 1715, this ancient castle sits at the center of the city with 32 streets radiating out from it, like spokes on a wheel, and was the seat of power for the Grand Dukes of Baden.
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  • Schloßbezirk 10
  • Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg 76131 Germany

Karlsruhe Castle

Built in 1715, this ancient castle sits at the center of the city with 32 streets radiating out from it, like spokes on a wheel, and was the seat of power for the Grand Dukes of Baden.
Schloßbezirk 10 Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone: 49 721 9266514
Colditz Castle
High on a hilltop in central Germany stands the massive white-washed edifice of Colditz Castle, located not far from Dresden and haunted by its Nazi history.
  • Schloßgasse 1
  • Colditz, Saxony 4680 Germany

Colditz Castle

High on a hilltop in central Germany stands the massive white-washed edifice of Colditz Castle, located not far from Dresden and haunted by its Nazi history.
Schloßgasse 1 Colditz, Saxony, Germany
Phone: 49 34381 43777
Highclere Castle
Located west of London, Highclere Castle just happens to be the set of the hit series Downton Abbey. But it also harbors a secret: Stored in its recesses is a collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts from the tomb of King Tut.
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  • Highclere Castle
  • Newbury, Berkshire RG20 9RN United Kingdom

Highclere Castle

Located west of London, Highclere Castle just happens to be the set of the hit series Downton Abbey. But it also harbors a secret: Stored in its recesses is a collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts from the tomb of King Tut.
Highclere Castle Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Phone: 01635 253210
Tower of London
Standing proudly on the north bank of the River Thames is this iconic fortress. Built in 1066 as a royal residence, it's where the crown jewels are held securely for the monarch.
  • Tower Hill
  • London, EC3N United Kingdom

Tower of London

Standing proudly on the north bank of the River Thames is this iconic fortress. Built in 1066 as a royal residence, it's where the crown jewels are held securely for the monarch.
Tower Hill London, United Kingdom
Thrumpton Hall
Dating back to the 16th century, this 300-acre sprawling estate in the rolling hills of Nottinghamshire boasts a magnificent library, and the windows display the coats of arms of the families who once inhabited these halls.
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  • Church Lane
  • Thrumpton, Nottingham NG11 0AX United Kingdom

Thrumpton Hall

Dating back to the 16th century, this 300-acre sprawling estate in the rolling hills of Nottinghamshire boasts a magnificent library, and the windows display the coats of arms of the families who once inhabited these halls.
Church Lane Thrumpton, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Phone: 44 115 983 0410
Cromer Hall
For generations, the area of England where Cromer Hall is located has been rumored to be haunted by a ferocious wild dog. This piece of folklore inspired Doyle to write The Hound of the Baskervilles.
  • Hall Road
  • Cromer, Norfolk NR11 United Kingdom

Cromer Hall

For generations, the area of England where Cromer Hall is located has been rumored to be haunted by a ferocious wild dog. This piece of folklore inspired Doyle to write The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Hall Road Cromer, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Edinburgh Castle
Head to Scotland’s capital city, for a tour of the ancient castle. See the stained glass windows in the Great Hall, which was completed in 1511 and is renowned for its Hammerbeam roof.
  • Castlehill
  • Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2NG United Kingdom

Edinburgh Castle

Head to Scotland’s capital city, for a tour of the ancient castle. See the stained glass windows in the Great Hall, which was completed in 1511 and is renowned for its Hammerbeam roof.
Castlehill Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom
Phone: 44 131 225 9846
Fort Royal
In 17th-century France, a single prisoner was locked up in this fortress and forced to wear an iron mask. Visit the museum inside the fort to see his cell, as well as items recovered from ancient shipwrecks.
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  • Ile Ste Marguerite, France
  • Ile Ste Marguerite, France

Fort Royal

In 17th-century France, a single prisoner was locked up in this fortress and forced to wear an iron mask. Visit the museum inside the fort to see his cell, as well as items recovered from ancient shipwrecks.
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Chateau de Miolans
The Chateau de Moilans, in the South of France, seems to be impenetrable with its double moat and thick walls. This prison and fortress once held the literary giant, Marquis de Sade.
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  • 73250 St Pierre Albigny
  • Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny, Rhone-Alpes 73250 France

Chateau de Miolans

The Chateau de Moilans, in the South of France, seems to be impenetrable with its double moat and thick walls. This prison and fortress once held the literary giant, Marquis de Sade.
73250 St Pierre Albigny Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny, Rhone-Alpes, France
Phone: 04 79 28 57 04
Rennes-le-Château
In this small French village, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene was the parish of 19th-century priest, Bérenger Saunière, who claimed to have found a buried treasure. More than a century later, people continue to search for the treasure.
  • Rennes-le-Chateau 11190 Aude France
  • Rennes-le-Château, Languedoc-Roussillon France

Rennes-le-Château

In this small French village, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene was the parish of 19th-century priest, Bérenger Saunière, who claimed to have found a buried treasure. More than a century later, people continue to search for the treasure.
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Round Hill Manor
The opulent mansion was built by America’s wealthiest woman, known as the “Witch of Wall Street.”
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  • 307 Smith Neck Road
  • Dartmouth, MA 02748 US

Round Hill Manor

The opulent mansion was built by America’s wealthiest woman, known as the “Witch of Wall Street.”
307 Smith Neck Road Dartmouth, MA, US
Phone: +1 508-992-4800
Hammond Castle
Within the walls of Hammond Castle, a bizarre experiment was conducted in an effort to prove that ESP, or extrasensory perception, is real. Today, visitors can take a self-guided tour of the 1920s mansion’s many rooms.
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  • 80 Hesperus Avenue
  • Gloucester, MA 01930 US

Hammond Castle

Within the walls of Hammond Castle, a bizarre experiment was conducted in an effort to prove that ESP, or extrasensory perception, is real. Today, visitors can take a self-guided tour of the 1920s mansion’s many rooms.
80 Hesperus Avenue Gloucester, MA, US
Phone: +1 978-283-2080
Morris-Jumel Mansion
In Manhattan sits this Palladian-style manor inspired by ancient Greek temples. The mansion is preserved as a museum, but in its heyday, it served as George Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War.
  • 65 Jumel Terrace
  • New York, NY 10032 US

Morris-Jumel Mansion

In Manhattan sits this Palladian-style manor inspired by ancient Greek temples. The mansion is preserved as a museum, but in its heyday, it served as George Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War.
65 Jumel Terrace New York, NY, US
Vanderbilt Museum
Located on the family’s 43-acre estate named the Eagle’s Nest, this museum houses William K. Vanderbilt II’s marine, natural history and ethnographic collections. Visit the museum for a “living tour” where guides bring the home to life.
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  • 180 Little Neck Road
  • Centerport, NY 11721 US

Vanderbilt Museum

Located on the family’s 43-acre estate named the Eagle’s Nest, this museum houses William K. Vanderbilt II’s marine, natural history and ethnographic collections. Visit the museum for a “living tour” where guides bring the home to life.
180 Little Neck Road Centerport, NY, US
Phone: +1 631-854-5579
Lyndhurst
The Lyndhurst estate sits on 67 acres by the Hudson River. The estate was last owned by railroad tycoon, Jay Gould, who was known as the “Wizard of Wall Street.”
  • 635 South Broadway
  • Tarrytown, NY 10591 US

Lyndhurst

The Lyndhurst estate sits on 67 acres by the Hudson River. The estate was last owned by railroad tycoon, Jay Gould, who was known as the “Wizard of Wall Street.”
635 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY, US
Phone: +1 914-631-4481
Marble House
Marble House, named for its 500,000 cubic feet of marble, is now a National Historic Landmark and continues to be a hallmark of wealth in America.
  • 596 Bellevue Avenue
  • Newport, RI 02840 US

Marble House

Marble House, named for its 500,000 cubic feet of marble, is now a National Historic Landmark and continues to be a hallmark of wealth in America.
596 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI, US
Berkeley Springs Castle
Also known as the Samuel Taylor Suit Cottage, Berkley Castle once saw many extravagant parties. Now a National Historic Site, rumors abound that the castle is haunted by numerous spirits.
  • 276 Cacapon Road
  • Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 US

Berkeley Springs Castle

Also known as the Samuel Taylor Suit Cottage, Berkley Castle once saw many extravagant parties. Now a National Historic Site, rumors abound that the castle is haunted by numerous spirits.
276 Cacapon Road Berkeley Springs, WV, US
Phone: +1 304-258-4000
Seward House
The Seward House Museum documents the life of the Secretary of State. The house is preserved with the original furnishings, belongings and artwork that belonged to the Seward family.
  • 33 South Street
  • Auburn, NY 13021 US

Seward House

The Seward House Museum documents the life of the Secretary of State. The house is preserved with the original furnishings, belongings and artwork that belonged to the Seward family.
33 South Street Auburn, NY, US
Phone: +1 315-252-1283
Searles Castle
This castle has 40 rooms, 36 fireplaces, 7 stories and even a dungeon-style basement. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it has changed hands several times since Searles’ death in 1920.
  • 389 Main Street
  • Great Barrington, MA 01230 US

Searles Castle

This castle has 40 rooms, 36 fireplaces, 7 stories and even a dungeon-style basement. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it has changed hands several times since Searles’ death in 1920.
389 Main Street Great Barrington, MA, US
Gradara Castle
A fortress on a hill, Gradara Castle and the town surrounding it are enclosed by 2 city walls. But despite its imposing appearance, the castle and its grounds are open for guided tours and cultural events.
  • 1 Piazza V Novembre
  • Gradara, Marche 61012 Italy

Gradara Castle

A fortress on a hill, Gradara Castle and the town surrounding it are enclosed by 2 city walls. But despite its imposing appearance, the castle and its grounds are open for guided tours and cultural events.
1 Piazza V Novembre Gradara, Marche, Italy
Villa Mondragone
Located about 12 miles southeast of Rome, this villa served as a temporary home for a few popes in the 16th and 17th centuries. It’s currently owned by the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
  • 51 Via Frascati
  • Monte Porzio Catone, Lazio 40 Italy

Villa Mondragone

Located about 12 miles southeast of Rome, this villa served as a temporary home for a few popes in the 16th and 17th centuries. It’s currently owned by the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
51 Via Frascati Monte Porzio Catone, Lazio, Italy
Phone: 39 06 940 1941

Hotels
Cliveden House
Once the location of Britain’s most elite parties, Cliveden House is now a luxury hotel with chic restaurants and even a top-of-the-line spa.
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  • Taplow, Berkshire, England, SL6 0JF
  • Taplow, Berkshire SL6 0JF United Kingdom

Cliveden House

Once the location of Britain’s most elite parties, Cliveden House is now a luxury hotel with chic restaurants and even a top-of-the-line spa.
Taplow, Berkshire, England, SL6 0JF Taplow, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Phone: 44 1628 668561
Danesfield House
The former country house and wartime military base has found another life as a luxury hotel and spa, complete with a pool, first-class dining and an unparalleled garden.
  • Henley Road
  • Marlow-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire SL7 2HG United Kingdom

Danesfield House

The former country house and wartime military base has found another life as a luxury hotel and spa, complete with a pool, first-class dining and an unparalleled garden.
Henley Road Marlow-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Phone: 44 1628 891010

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