Got Royal Fever? Check out These Real Life Castles

After the royal wedding May 19, Harry and Meghan will need a first home. Here are a few magnificent castles that might fit the bill.

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

The world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace. Built for King Ludwig II, this castle is set on a rugged cliff with a scenic mountain landscape near Fussen, Southwest Bavaria, Germany.

Doe Castle in Ireland

The Doe Castle features high outer walls and four major defense towers surrounding an interior building with a four-story tower and keep.

Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

One of Ireland's most historically significant castles, Tulira boasts a rich architectural heritage. Historians believe Tulira is the only Irish castle that was never invaded, attacked or ransacked. A large stone set over the main castle door dates the Victorian addition to 1882.

Tulira Castle Exterior

A national landmark and one of the finest examples of an Irish castle, Tulira Castle is without doubt one of Ireland's most historically significant castles, with a rich architectural heritage.

Spiral Staircase

The stone spiral staircase in Ireland's Tulira Castle, leads to the first floor room. This medieval fortress has remarkable and well-preserved history.

Stately Tulira Castle

Tulira Castle located in Ireland, features an approach framed by an immaculate three-quarter-mile avenue, lined with 95 lime trees. The castle is composed of three main buildings, a medieval tower, courtyard buildings and the Victorian castle.

Tulira's Great Hall

The castle centers around the monumental great hall. Architectural details include a 40-foot-high timber ceiling, marble columns, carved stone capitals and a stained glass window. The chimney was envisioned by Augustus Pugin who also designed the Palace of Westminster, where Britain's houses of parliament meet.

Medieval Banquet Hall

The banqueting hall sits on the top floor of the medieval tower in Ireland's Tulira Castle. The gothic architecture filters light into the space and the soaring ceiling and pointed arches also reflect the dramatic gothic style.

Bedroom fit for a Queen

On the first floor of Tulira Castle, there are seven substantial bedrooms. The master is equipped with a large dressing room and bathroom. Five of the bedrooms have private en-suite bathrooms, and one has a large dressing room.

Ornate Stairwell in Tulira Castle

On the second floor of the main castle, an oak stairway leads to a sitting room in the tower. The details in this stairwell have been well-preserved and are truly stunning.

Bran Castle, Romania

Bran Castle is surrounded by myth, magic and intrigue. Although some claim that this castle inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula, we can be certain that Bran Castle has seen the best and the worst of medieval times. Today, this beautiful, yet eerie castle is open for tours, ensuring you’ll have a trip that you will never forget.

Augill Castle, England

The magnificent exterior of Augill Castle in Northern England. Built in 1841, this castle has been turned into a hotel where you too can lodge like a royal.

Blarney Castle in Ireland

Thousands of people visit this County Cork castle each year to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, said to give the "gift of the gab." With a garden of rock formations, the castle’s grounds are also a popular tourist attraction.

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Perched on an extinct volcano, Edinburgh Castle is an instantly recognizable fortress and a powerful national symbol.

Transylvania Castle, Romania

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. The guestrooms are furnished with antique Transylvanian furniture. Daily tours and events are held to help you immerse yourself in Transylvanian history and culture.

Daniel Castle in Romania

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.

California's Hume Castle

California's Hume Castle is surrounded by lush foliage and olive trees. With Mediterranean-style architecture infused with gothic and medieval elements, this massive estate features vaulted ceilings, spiral staircases and stunning wrought-iron chandeliers.

Gothic Great Room

Vaulted ceilings, heavy wooden beams and stone walls define this stunning castle-inspired interior. In the middle of the room, a round chandelier brightens the home.

Entrance With Ornate Arches

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.

Foyer With Medieval-Style Arches

This grand foyer area combines medieval-era flourishes with traditional gothic-style stone arches. Ornate metal gates lead to another portion of this castle-inspired home and add a Mediterranean flair.

Sitting Room With Dark Wooden Accents

Drawing on the idea of a medieval castle, this sitting room features heavy wood beams and stone arches. While the large fireplace complements the dark wood sofa and table, the terracotta tile warms the room.

Medieval Dining Room

With heavy wood beams, a round chandelier and a stone fireplace, this elegant dining room evokes the medieval era.

Courtyard With Gothic Arches

A castle-inspired home wraps around a stunning gothic style courtyard. Ornate metal detailing featured on the well provide a medieval feel while the gothic style arches are reminiscent of the Middle Ages.

Gothic-Inspired Arches Surround Castle Exterior

This home was built with medieval inspiration. Grand columns with ornate detailing surround the center courtyard and are reminiscent of the gothic era.

Regal French Estate

The gorgeous and unique pattern on this home in France is an intriguing twist on traditional brick. An ornamental wrought iron gate is the perfect entrance detail decorating the natural gravel driveway and short, weathered-brick walls lining the sidewalk.

Old-World Entrance

Characteristic of old world style, the arched front door includes wrought iron details that perfectly complement the historic stone exterior.

Old World Wine Cellar

Step back in time in this medieval-inspired wine cellar with an iron chandelier and gothic dining chairs. Exposed stone walls, floor pavers and weathered wood beams enhance the old world feel.

Living Room With Balconies

This living room has the feeling of a modern-day medieval great hall, with interior balconies, arched openings and an imposing stone entryway bridged by a dark-stained lintel. Weathered wood furnishings tone down the formality of the space, giving it a comfortable, welcoming vibe.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Built on a small tidal island, Eilean Donan Castle is a picturesque fortress that has a stone bridge connecting it to the main island.

Ross Castle in Ireland

Ross Castle in County Kerry was built in 1536 by local ruling clan the O'Donoghues; today, it’s run as a bed and breakfast. Paranormal believers say the spirit of an English lord’s daughter haunts the castle, as does the ghost of Irish folk hero Myles "The Slasher" O’Reilly.

Ireland's Ashford Castle

A popular spot for weddings and honeymoons (Pierce Brosnan even got married here), Ashford Castle was built in 1228 as the country estate of the Guinness family. In 1939, it was converted to a 5-star luxury hotel so visitors to Ireland can spend the night like nobility.

Scotland's Eilean Donan Castle

A colorful view of Eilean Donan Castle during low tide as wind waves the Scottish flag.

Picturesque Eilean Donan Castle

This castle, built on an island where 3 lochs meet, is a striking landmark - making you wish you were royalty.

Castle Overlooking the Sea

Eilean Donan Castle near the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Glamis Castle, Scotland

Glamis Castle is situated beside the village of Glamis in Angus. It is the home of the Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to the public. It also has the reputation of being the most haunted castle in Scotland.

Château de Chambord, France

The castle of Chambord is the largest of the Loire castles. It was built between 1519 and 1547 near a bend in the river Cosson, a tributary river of Beuvron which then throws itself into the Loire.

Castello di Amorosa, California

This 13th century medieval Tuscan-style castle took 15 years to build. But the result is an awe-inspiring 121,000 square foot castle winery with 5 defensive towers, 1,000 pound hand-hewn doors from Italy, 8 levels, and 107 rooms.

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