Bran Castle is surrounded by myth, magic and intrigue. Although some claim that this castle is the castle that inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula, we can be certain that Bran Castle had seen the best and the worst of Medieval times. Vlad the Impaler and his army passed through Bran Castle in 1459 to settle a conflict over customs taxes. Today, this beautiful, yet eerie castle is open for tours, ensuring you’ll have a trip that you will never forget.
Located in Varghis, The Daniel Castle dates back to the year of 1580. Upon arriving and seeing the castles aged stone fence, you can immediately sense the castle’s history. This castle has seen everything from additions to damage from Military operations. The castle's design is a mixture of the Baroque, Classical and late Rennaisance styles.
We love Count Kalnoky's castle because it paints a true picture of Transylvania Life. The castle itself has been turned into a museum with artifacts and tapestries from the Count’s ancestors, but you can stay on the Count’s estate at one his guesthouses. The guestrooms are furnished with antique Transylvanian furniture. Daily tours and events are held to help you immerse yourself into the Transylvanian history and culture.
Located in Haromsxzek, Daniel Castle may not be what you think of when castles come to mind. Castles in this region of Transylvania were significantly smaller than castles in other parts of Europe, but this 374-year-old castle turned hotel is beautifully crafted and full of history. It’s the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the world, while still offering you all of the comforts of modern day life.
Dress up winter scenes with the deep green leaves and bright red berries of Castle Spire holly (Ilex x meserveae). This holly has a narrow shape (3-4 feet) that works great as part of a foundation planting or hedge. Plants grow 6 to 10 feet tall. Hardy in Zones 5-7.
Strong berry production, glossy evergreen leaves and a compact pyramidal shape make Castle Spire holly a great choice for smaller yards. Plants eventually grow 8-12 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide. Use one as a specimen, or plant several to form a screen. This is also a great choice for a bird-friendly landscape. Hardy in Zones 5-7. Botanical name: Ilex x meserveae ‘Hachfee’
They say a man's home is his castle. Well...welcome home! This stunning castle was built in 1850 in Teufen, Switzerland. Today, it features an inviting mix of beautifully-maintained original details and modern comforts.
This grand castle-inspired home incorporates Gothic style elements in each room. Wood accents contrast with the stone wall, while the entry way to this room boasts traditional medieval arches and ornate railings.
Designing a new deck? Consider adding a bump-out or other designated space for your grill. You’ll keep smoke away from seating areas and give the chef some extra elbow room. To make life even easier, install low-maintenance Horizon composite decking from Fiberon, shown here in Castle Gray.
Even at night, this home is the pinnacle of splendor and luxury. Twelve different bedrooms, ten oversized VIP guest suites and twenty-one baths ensure there's plenty of space for close friends and family, as well as the whole neighborhood.
A circular drive with central landscaping leads to a dramatic, 7,200-square-foot home with Gothic styling and castle-inspired details. The two-acre estate also features multiple outdoor entertaining space with resort-like attention to detail.
Located in the east wing, the fully furnished and equipped kitchen centers around a royal blue AGA stove and cooktop. Beautiful marble tiles adorn the floor, and stained glass sparkles in the expansive windows.
The entrance to Hume Castle is just as regal as its 13 century, medieval-style counterpart in Toulouse, France. On either side of the ornately-designed door, two traditional lanterns create balance and welcome visitors.