The best way to visualize history is to view a piece of it. And the easiest way to do this is to visit one of the worlds many castles and castle ruins, which tell stories of love and hate, war and peace.

Some of the most beautiful and historic castles are visited by thousands of people every year, keen to experience these man-made bastions from a by-gone era. Below, we have listed, in no particular order, 50 "Must See" Castles from around the World. Note: We reviewed castles not only for their beauty but for their ability to show that once there was a different culture thriving in a place that now its far but obviously

not forgotten. Enjoy! Castles in Europe Wales Scotland Ireland England Germany Belgium Austria Sweden Switzerland Netherlands France Spain Italy Croatia Romania Poland The Czech Republic Greece Cyprus Portugal Slovenia Slovakia Lithuania Castles in Asia China Korea Japan India Castles in North America Mexico Castles in South America Canada Castles in Africa South Africa [toggle title="Credits(contact me for more credits)"]Palacio da Pena castle Trakai Castle Chapultepec Castle Casa Loma Castle of Good Hope

A day at the beach in the beautiful greek island of Rhodes could include time travelling back to ancient Greece where Spartans ruled as the dominant military land-power.

Oh, wait! What does Rhodes have to do with Sparta?