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Germany's Fairy Tale Castle

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Neuschwanstein: A Castle from Another Time

Henry Andris

Henry Andris's aerial video of Bavaria's famous Neuschwanstein aka "Cinderella Castle" is one of the most cinematic we've seen. Opening with the lush forest and pristine lakes that surround the mountain castle in southern Germany he sets the scene, showing imagery that looks like it climbed out of the pages of a Brother's Grimm novel.  Built in the late 1800's by Bavarian King Ludwig II as a secondary residence, the Romanesque Revival castle is one of the most popular sights in all of Europe. 

Chenenceau: Loire River Valley Castle

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Aerial Views of France's Chenonceau Castle

Drone-Pictures

In this video, Drone-pictures gives us a beautiful bird's eye view of the magnificent Chateau Chenenceau.  Situated in the heart of the Loire River Valley of west-central France, Chenenceau is considered one of the world's greatest Rennaissance castles.  The current structure dates to the 15th century.  It took much of its current shape in the 16th century, after the French King Henry II gave it to his mistress, the formidable Diane de Poitiers.  It is has had a protected landmark status since the mid-1800's.

Slovakia's Spis Castle

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Spiš Castle, Slovakia

Ivan Dovala

Spis Castle in the eastern portion of Slovakia is one of the largest and best known castle ruins in all of Europe. Built in the 13th century and then destroyed by a fire in the late 18th century, the castle is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  It's been used as the shooting location for numerou movies, including Dragonheart and the Last Legion.  Contributor Ivan Dovala flew a drone over Spis on a foggy morning and created this sensational bird's eye view.

Malbork: World's Largest Castle

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Malbork Castle Poland, Mavic pro 4k

Mark's Mavic 2

Mark's Mavic 2 used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to shoot this video of Malbork Castle in Poland.  It's located in the northern part of the country, not far from the coastline on the Baltic Sea.  Built by the Teutonic Knights in the 15th century, it served as a Polish royal residence until the country was partitioned out of existence in the late 18th century.  This magnificent landmark is believed to be the world's largest castle by area, and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  

Bamburgh Castle in Northern England

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Bamburgh Castle

newcastlemale

Contributor Newcastlemale used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this magnificent aerial tour of England's famous Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland.  Built on the foundation of an 11th century Norman fortification, the castle was the site of a key seige in 1464 during the War of the Roses.  In more recent times, the castle has made numerous appearances in feature movies, ranging from the 1961 classic El Cid to the 2015 film adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Corfe Castle: Norman Masterpiece

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Corfe Castle

benpwallis

Corfe Castle is an 11th century fortification in Dorset on the English South Coast.  Built by William the Conqueror, it was one of the first castles to be built partly with stone.  It has played an important role through many episodes of British history, including the English Civil War.  Built in a gap in the Purbeck Hills, it's considered one of the greatest castles in Southwestern England.  In this amazing video, contributor Benpwalis flies a drone over this amazing Norman castle, an English cultural treasure.

Chambord: French Chateau

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Chambord

freeway prod

Chateau Chambord, which sits in the Loire River Valley of France, is frequently considered to be the greatest castle in the country. It was constructed in the 16th century as a hunting lodge for the French King Francis I, although it was never completed. Top contributor Freeway Prod shot drone footage of Chambord for a national French TV show. Prepare to be amazed by the bird's eye views of this French Renaissance architectural marvel, one of the Loire Valley's top tourist destinations.

Carreg Cennen Castle, Wales

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WALES 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Carreg Cennen Castle. A 4K Drone Film

Nathan Jermy

Carreg Cannen is a famous Welsh castle near the town of Trap in the southwestern part of Wales.  Surrounded by massive limestone rock formations, the 12th century castle, which has not been functional since the 15th century, has a daunting appearance.  Contributor Nethan Jermy shot this impressive aerial video of the great ruins using a DJI Phantom drone.  The castle, located in Brecon Beacons National Park, was named by Touropia as one of the top 10 Welsh castles.

Karlstejn Castle, Czech Republic

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Karlstejn Castle, Czech republic

mertlas

In a country known for its castles, the Czech Republic's Karlstejn is a standout.  This 14th century Gothic landmark was selected as the #1 castle in the country in a survey by Touropia.  Karlstejn was completed in 1348 for the use of Charles IV, who was King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor Elect.  At the time, Bohemia was one of the most important regions of the Holy Empire.  Contributor Mertlas was able to fly over the castle on a brilliant autumn day to create this spectacular aerial tour. 

Portugal's Pena Palace

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The Palace of Pena

guydrory

Contributor guydrory created this magnificent aerial view of Pena Palace, one of the great cultural treasures of Portugal and widely considered one of the world's top 4-5 castles.  It's located in the hills of the Sintra province, northwest of Lisbon.  Completed on the site of a ruined medieval monastery in 1854, it was built as a summer residence for the Portuguese Royal Family.  Its design represents one of the more prominent architectural expressions of 19th century Romanticist thought.  

Hochosterwitz: Landmark Austrian Castle

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Burg Hochosterwitz

luiz.moura

Luiz.Moura created this short but beautiful aerial look at one of the most well known castles in Austria.  Hochosterwitz castle is built on a giant rock overlooking the countryside in the southern state of Carinthia.  The structure dates to as early as the 9th century.  The castle was heavily fortified in the 16th century to protect against the threat of invasion by the Ottoman Turks.  Considered one of the top tourist spots in southern Austria, and the castle is visible from many km/mi away.

Bojnice Castle, Slovakia

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Castle Bojnice / Slovakia

HikeTheWorld

Bojnice is one of the most famous castles in Slovakia, a country known for its castles.  Built in the 12th century at the town bearing the same name, it lies in the valley of the Nitra River in the central part of the country.  In the late 1800's and early 1900's, it was reconstructed to resemble a French Loire Valley Chateau.  Contributor Hiketheworld flew over Bojnice with a drone to create an amazing aerial view of this landmark, which also houses one of the country's most popular museums.

Tourbillon Castle, Switzerland

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Swiss Landmarks: Valère Basilica and Tourbillon Castle

ΛboveTheClouds

Contributor Abovetheclouds managed to capture Switzerland''s most famous castle ruins and one of its most famous churches in a single video.  Valère Basilica (sometimes called Valère Castle) is a fortified church near the town of Sion in the southwestern part of the country.  It dates to the 11th century.  Tourbillon Castle sits on a hill opposite Valère.  Built in the late 13th and early 14th centuries, it's been in ruined state since a fire destroyed it just prior to the Napoleonic Wars and was never rebuilt.  

Bran: Castle of Dracula?

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Bran: Dracula's Castle

fabriziob

Transylvania is forever associated with a fictional "vampire" from the famous late 19th century novel gothic horror novel Dracula by Bram Stoker .  The character is loosely based on Vlad the Impaler, a medieval nobleman known for his cruelty.  The castle most closely linked to the Dracula legend is Bran Castle, which is located right at the border between the regions of Wallachia and Transylvania.  In this drone video by Fabriziob you'll get a bird's eye view of the famous Carpathian castle.

England's Arundel Castle

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Arundel Castle

JW Media

Arundel Castle is located in its namesake town in West Sussex, towards the eastern end of the South England coast.  It was established by one of William the Conqueror's lieutenants following his conquest of England in 1066.  It's considered one of the great Norman castles, which were crucial to maintaining control of the subjugated region.  The famous landmark was used as a filming location for the 1994 feature movie The Madness of King George, and more recently for a scene in the 2017 blockbuster Wonder Woman.

Hluboká: Czech Cultural Treasure

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Státní zámek Hluboká 赫盧博卡城堡

minglam

Státní zámek Hluboká is considered one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic.  It appeared in the #3 spot in a recent ranking of Czech castles by Touropia.  Like many Czech castles, it was built in the Gothic style in the medieval period and later converted by renovation to a Renaissance and later Baroque style.  It's near the town of Hluboká nad Vltavou in Southern Bohemia.  In this video by Minglam, you'll get a drone's eye view of this magnificent landmark.

Prague's Great Castle

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The Fairytale City : PRAGUE

Burak BÜYÜKBAYRAKTAR

Contributor Burak BÜYÜKBAYRAKTAR created this amazing aerial tour of Prague, the great Czech capital on the Vltava River.  It opens with and epic bird's eye view of Prague Castle, the great palace which sits on a hill overlooking the city.  With 70k square meters (around 700k square ft.) of space, it's one of the world's largest castles.  The spired building within the castle walls is St. Vitus Cathedral, which dates to the 14th century and is one of the world's most well known churches.  

Ukraine's Palanok Castle

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Ukraine - Palanok castle

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Here's a bird's eye look at what is generally considered to be the Ukraine's most famous castle.  Palanok Castles (also called Mukachevo Castle) is situated in the Zakarpattia oblast, the southwesternmost province of the country.  Sitting atop a volcanic hill near the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, the castle dates to the 14th century.  Fortified in several stages, it was used as a pan-European prison following the fall of the Bastille in Paris during the early days of the French Revolution. 

Denmark's Hammershus Castle

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Hammershus: Europe's Largest Castle

LarsBülow

LarsBülow created this impressive drone video of Hammershus Castle, probably the most famous castle in Scandinavia.  It's situated on the island of Bornholm, a Danish island lying to the east of the mainland in the Baltic Sea.  The castle was built in the 13th century, and played an important role in the struggles between Denmark and its rivals in the region.  Classified as a ruin (although partially restored in the early 1900's), it's believed to be the largest medieval-era castle in Europe.

English Midlands: Warwick Castle

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Warwick Castle

Tomtank

Contributor Tomtank used a DJI Mavic Drone to create this spectacular bird's eye view of Warwick Castle in the heart of England.  It's in Warwickshire, the West Midlands county which was the birthplace of William Shakespeare.  The original castle was built by the Norman conquerors, with the present castle being built on the same site in the 13th century.  It's located on a bend of the Avon River, and its strategic location made it an important strategic location during the Hundred Years War.  

France's Fountainbleau

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Fontainbleau Castle by Drone at Sunrise

phildrone

Phildrone created this amazing drone video of Fountainbleau, one the largest French châteaux (castles).  It is situated a half hour drive southeast of Paris.  The site was built upon as early as the 12th century.  The castle took much of its present shape during the reign of King Francis I in the 16th century.  Fountainbleau was at least a seasonal home to almost all of the French monarchs from that time until the French Republic was declared in 1871.  It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Himeji Castle, Japan

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Japan's Most Beautiful Castle: Himeji

hittheroadlat

Himeji Castle is one of the most famous in Japan.  Situated in southern Honshu, it was built in the 14th century.  One of the most-visited sites in the country, it owes its fame in part to the James Bond movie franchise: the palace made an appearance as the spot where 007 (played by Sean Connery) undergoes ninja training in the 1967 classic You Only Live Twice, the series' sixth installment.  Contributor Hittheroadlat used both drone and ground camera footage to create this video of the magnificent landmark.  

Scotland's Eileen Donan Castle

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From Dusk to Dawn at Eileen Donan Castle - DJI Mavic Pro

SKYDRONAUTS

Skydronauts used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial tour of one of the most famous castles in Scotland.  Eilean Donan Castle is in the western Highlands, on a small tidal island near the intersection of three lochs (lakes).  Built in the 13th century, the castle has captured the imagination of movie producers looking for iconic castle backdrops.  Some of the movies in which it's appeared include Highlander (1986), the 21st James Bond film The World is Not Enough (1999), and Made of Honor (2008).    

Buda Castle on the Danube

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Budapest / Buda Castle night

antalimi.hu

Contributor and drone pilot antalimi.hu created this beautiful aerial video of Buda Castle, one of the landmarks of the Hungarian capital Budapest and widely considered to be one of the finest Baroque palaces in the world.  The original structure was built in the 13th century on the Buda (western) side of the Danube River.  It was essentially rebuilt in the mid-18th century.  The castle was the home of the Kings of Hungary through the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of World War I.  

Germany's Hohenzollern Castle

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Burg Hohenzollern

SavercopPro

Here's an awesome aerial view of one of the most famous castles in Germany.  It's called Hohenzollern Castle, and it's located in the middle of the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg.  This castle that sits here today is the third iteration; the first was built in the 11th century AD and the second in the 15th.  The current structure was completed in 1867 as a royal residence of the Hohenzellern family, the Kings of Prussia and after unification in 1871 the Kaisers of Germany.  .  

Switzerland's Chillon Castle

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Chillon Castle

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Check out this stunning 4k drone video of one of the most famous castles in Switzerland, compliments of contributor Kpax.  It's called Chillon Castle, and it's located on an island near the eastern end of Lake Geneva.  The structure dates to the 11th century, and was built on the site of an older Roman fortification.  During the bloody period known as the Wars of Religion in the 16th century, the castle served as a prison.  Chillon underwent substantial restoration beginning in the late 19th century.  

Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, Germany

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Germany -Schwangau

nadirtasciphotography

Using a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone, Nadirtasciphotography was able to create this magnificent aerial tour of two of the most famous castles in southwestern Bavaria, Germany.  The Romanesque Revival Neuschwanstein Castle is arguably the world's best known castle.  It was completed in 1886 as a residence for the King of Bavaria.  Nearby Hohenschwangau Castle, built a few years earlier on the site of a medieval fortress, is in many respects equally impressive if less well known.  

České Krumlov Castle, Czech Republic

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České Krumlov,Czech Republic

minglam

Contributor Minglam created this stunning drone video of one of the great cultural treasures of the Czech Republic.  České Krumlov is a castle town in the southern part of the Bohemian province.  The centerpiece of the town and the video is the České Krumlov, one of the world's most well preserved medieval castles and the country's second largest.  It was built in 1280 by a baronial family called the Rosenbergs who were important powers within the Holy Roman Empire.

The Elbschlösser Castles of Saxony, Germany

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Dresden Castle I DJI Mavic 2 Pro I HC-VXF11EG-K I Dresdens Schlösser I Sachsen I 4K

Mischa Haubold

The area around Dreseden, Germany is home to a trio of famous castles called the Elbschlösser.  They lie along the banks of the Elbe River just upstream from the city, which is the capital of the state of Saxony.  The three castles are Castle Albrechtsberg, Lingner Castle (Villa Stockhausen) and Castle Eckberg.  All three were constructed in the period of 1850-1861.  The complex is part of a single UNESCO World Heritage site.  Check them out in this beautiful drone video by Mischa Haubold. 

Orava Castle, Slovakia

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Orava: Breathtaking Castle of Slovakia

Thecastlehunter

Orava Castle is a famous 13th century castle in northern Slovakia, near the border with Poland.  Originally a wood fortification built during the time of the Mongol invasions, it's been reconstructed to assume its present Neo-Gothic design.  Contributor Castlehunter used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this epic aerial view of the castle, which was used to film a well known 1920's horor movie.  Orava appeared in the top 10 list of Slovakian castles in a recent ranking by Trip Advisor.    

Scotland's Stirling Castle

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Stirling Castle & Wallace Monument

AidanFlood

Contributor AidanFlood created this magnificent drone video of two of the most important sites in Central Scotland.  Built in the 15th century, Stirling Castle is one of the most historically significant castles in the country.  It was a principal residence of Scottish royalty for many years, and was the coronation site for Mary Queen of Scots in 1542.  Near the great castle is Wallace Monument, a tower built in the 19th century to commemorate the victory of the Scottish hero William Wallace at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297.

The Castles of Bellinzona, Switzerland

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Castles of Bellinzona

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Check out this beautiful drone video of a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Switzerland, compliments of contributor Kpax.  The town is named Bellinzona, and it's the capital of the Canton of Ticino.  Lying at the foot of the Alps, the town is famous for its three castles: Castelgrande, Montebello, and Sasso Corbaro.  The castles are testament to the area's strategic importance; its geographic location affords access both to the Po Valley in Italy as well as to key mountain passes.  

Eltz: Castle of the Rhineland

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Eltz Castle, Burg Rheinstein by Drone

Sinbad the Aviator

Eltz Castle is one of the most famous castles in the Rhineland area of Western Germany.  It is situated on a hill above the Moselle River near Koblenz in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.  Most of the current structure was built in the 19th century in the Baroque style, on the partial ruins of an 11th century Romanesque keep.  Sinbad the Aviator used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial tour of the castle, one of the few in this long fought-over region which was never captured. 

Bouzov Castle, Moravia, Czech Republic

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Bouzov castle

Tomas86

In this drone video, contributor Tomas86 gives us a beautiful aerial view of one of the most well known castles of the Czech Republic.  Bouzov Castle was built in the 14th century, around the time when many of the country's most well known fortifications were constructed.  It's in the Olmouc region of Moravia in the eastern part of the country.  Its iconic appearance has led to it being chosen for movie shooting locations, most notably the 2004 German film Before the Fall.  

Denmark's Fredriksborg and Kronborg Castles

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Hillerød and Helsignør castles in Denmark

David.Haring

Contributor David.Haring used a DJI Spark drone to aerially film two of the most well known landmarks in Denmark.  The first is Frederiksborg Castle, a Baroque masterpiece in the town of Hillerød, just north of Copenhagen.  Built in the 17th century, it's one of the largest castles in Scandinavia.  The second location is Kronborg Castle.  Located in Helsingør, also in eastern Denmark, Kronborg was immortalized as Elsinore Castle in Shakespeare's classic, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.  

Crussol: Castle of Southern France

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France's Crussol Castle

Franlac-Channel-France

Frantac-Channel-France gives us this beautiful drone's eye view of Crussol Castle, one of the more important landmarks in Southern France.  Like many French castles, it was built on the site of an old Roman hilltop fort. The castle, which dates to the 12th century, is made mostly of limestone.  It's located in the Rhône River valley near the town of Saint-Péray, in the Ardèche department of the country's Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.  The castle is classified as a National Monument of France.

Ukraine's Pidhirsti Castle by FPV

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Pidhirtsi Castle

martini

Behold this aerial video of one of the most well known castles in the Ukraine.  Contributor Martini flew a drone over Pidhirtsi Castle, which is situated in the oblast of Lviv in the western part of the country.  The castle was constructed in the 17th century, at a time when the western part of what is now Ukraine was part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.  The castle was near the front during much of World War I, and shortly thereafter saw fighting during the Polish Civil War.

Germany's Heidelberg Castle

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Heidelberg, Germany

Frankiez

Contributor Frankiez used his DJI Mavic Pro Drone to create this lovely aerial view of the medieval city of Heidelberg, in the Baden-Wurtemberg state of southwestern Germany.   You'll get a marvelous bird's eye view of Heidelberg Castle, built in the 13th century and one of the most famous castles in Europe.  In 1622, Heidelberg was the site of an important battle during the early part of the Thirty Years War, in which the Spanish Imperial Army led by the Count of Tilly beseiged and overcame the city.

France's Chantilly Castle

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France's Chantilly and Villevieille Castles by Drone

phildrone

Phildrone brings us this marvelous aerial view of Chantilly Castle (Château de Chantilly), one of the most famous castles in France.  It's situated in the Oise district in the north central part of the country.  Originally built in the 16th century, it was destroyed during the French Revolution and rebuilt in its present form in the 19th century.  The castle appeared in the 16th James Bond film, A View to a Kill (1985).  The video also includes footage of the less well known Chateauneuf Villevieille in southern France.  

Hungary's Regéc Castle

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Regéc Castle

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Regec Castle lies in the northeastern corner of Hungary, not far from the country's border with Slovakia.  It lies within Zemplén Mountains, part of the Carpathians.  The castle is believed to have been constructed in the 13th century, and in its time it was an important fortification center in northeastern Hungary.  The castle was demolished in the late 17th century.  Using a drone of unidentifed model, contributor Mikklos created a beautiful aerial view of one of the country's great landmarks.

Castle of Óbidos, Portugal

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Castle of Óbidos, Portugal

pedrodrone4k

Óbidos Castle is one of Portugal's most famous.  The castle is situated in a city of the same name in the Leira district in the country's Centro region.  It was built in the 12th century on the site of an old Roman fort, following the Reconquista of Portugal by Christian forces.  In 1951, the castle and grounds were designated as a national monument and restored with government funds.  You can see this famous castle from above in this drone video, compliments of Pedrodrone4k.  

Kost: Czech Rock Castle

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CASTLE KOST 4K CZECH REPUBLIC

MDM Drone Studio

MDM Drone Studio created this magnificent drone video of Kost Castle, one of the finest castles in the Czech Republic.  It's in the region of Northern Bohemia, in the western part of the country.  The 14th century castle is distinguished by its prominent white tower.  Unlike most Czech castles, Kost is privately owned, by a very old noble family.  The castle was named in Touropia's ranking of the top 10 castles of the Czech Republic, dated October 2017.

Trakai Castle, Lithuania

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GREATEST VIEW OF TRAKAI CASTLE, Lithuania!! DJI Mavic Pro

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One of the more amazing sights in the Baltic republic of Lithuania is Trakai Castle.  It's built on an island in of Lake Galvė, which lies a bit to the west of the capital city Vilnius.  The castle dates to the 14th century during the time of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, a state which ruled over a large section of Eastern Europe from the 13th to the 18th centuries.  The lake lies an important location relative to Vilnius, and the castle was considered of vital strategic important to the defense of the Duchy. 

Haar: Dutch Castle

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Dutch Castle De Haar in Four Seasons

droneflybennie

De Haar is a very well known castle in the central Netherlands, in the Utrecht province.  It was built in the late 14th century, nearly destroyed in a fire, and rebuilt in the 16th century.  After that, it fell into disuse for over 200 years.  Beginning in 1892, it underwent a 15 year restoration as a Neo-Gothic masterpiece.  The castle is just a short distance from the provincial capital Utrecht, the fourth-largest Dutch city.  Droneflybenny created this marvelous aerial view of the famous castle, shot over four seasons. 

Bodiam: Moated English Castle

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Bodiam Castle UK

oszibusz

Bodiam is one of the most well known moated castles in the UK.  It's in East Sussex in southeastern England, near the town of Robertsbridge.  It was built in the 14th century and played a role in the dynastic struggle known as the War of the Roses in the 15th century.  The castle fell into a ruined state after the English Civil War and was then partially restored in the 1800's.  You can see the beautiful structure (now a Grade 1 listed building) from a bird's eye perspective in this drone video by Oszbusz.  

Lindisfarne: England's Island Castle

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Lindisfarne

newcastlemale

Newcastlemale used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this amazing aerial video of Lindisfarne, a tidal island off England's Northumberland coast.  It's also called Holy Island, in reference to the critical role it played in the conversion of northern England to Christianity.  Famously, a Viking raid here in 897 AD marked the first serious appearance of the Norsemen and sent shockwaves throughout Europe.  The island's 16th century castle was used as a filming location for two Roman Polanski-directed movies.

France's Chateau Haut-Kœnigsbourg

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Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg by drone

kastore25

The French region of Alsace is an area of strong historical strategic importance due to its location on the west bank of the Rhine River, the main natural border between France and Germany.  Not surprisingly, it's home to a number of important castles.  One of these is the Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, a medieval castle in the commune of Orschwiller.  Seen in this drone video by kastore25, the castle was burned by Swedish troops during the Thirty Years War; it's now one of Alsace's top attractions.  

Croatia's Trakošćan Castle

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CASTLE TRAKOSCAN, CROATIA 4K

ShootMee

Trakošćan Castle is one of the most famous castles in Croatia.  It's located in the far north of the country in Varaždin County, near the Slovenian border.  It was built in the 13th century, according to some sources on a site of an earlier fortress.  It fell into disuse for many years, until the 19th century when it was "rediscovered" and renovated in the Romanticist style which was popular at the time.  Nationalized after World War II, the castle is a popular tourist attraction and the site of a museum.  

Trosky Castle, Czech Republic

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Trosky Castle by Mavic

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Contributor JANEK used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial view of Trosky Castle, one of the most well known ruined castles in the Czech Republic.  It's in the Liberac Region of Bohemia in the very northern part of the country, near the border with Germany.  It was built in the 14th century and played an important role in the Hussite Wars of the 15th century.  The castle was burned during the Thirty Year War of the 17th century and left in a ruined state.

Portchester Castle, England

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Portchester Castle by Drone - Mavic Pro

Nick RC's Aerials

Check out this drone video of Portchester Castle in southern England, compliments of Nick's RC Aerials.  The castle is situated near the town of Fareham, in the northwest corner of Portsmouth Harbour in Hampshire County.  Portchester was built on the site of a Roman-era fortress, and like the fortress it takes advantage of the important strategic position relative to the harbor.  Portchester was picked as one of the top 10 English castles in a recent Facebook survey conducted by English Heritage.  

Trim Castle, Ireland

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Trim Castle - Ireland's Ancient East

Vivify Multimedia

Trim Castle is an important Norman structure located in the northern part of Ireland, in County Meath.  The 12th century castle played an important role in Irish affairs until the late 17th century, when it fell into disuse. Contributor Vivify Multimedia used a drone to film this impressive structure and its surroundings.  The aerial views will make you understand why this castle, the largest Norman castle in Ireland, "played the part" of York castle in the 1995 modern classic movie Braveheart! 

Warsaw's Royal Castle

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The Gardens of the Royal Castle in Warsaw

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The Royal Castle is one of the great landmarks of Warsaw, Poland.  The castle, along with most of Warsaw's Old Town, was virtually destroyed by Nazi Germany during the course of World War II, with most of the damage being deliberately inflicted following the suppression of the Warsaw Uprising in late 1944.  In the postwar decades, the castle and most of the Old Town were meticulously reconstructed.  You can see the famous castle and its gardens from above in this drone video by volatusmedia.     

Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland

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Soarscape - Dunluce Castle

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Contributor soarscape created this beautiful aerial view of Dunluce, one of the most famous castles in Northern Ireland.  Dunluce is located on a tiny island (now connected by bridge to the mainland) in County Antrim, the northernmost of the Ulster provinces.  Dating to the 14th century, it fell into a semi-ruined state after the late 1600's.  It's since earned numerous cultural references ranging from an appearance on a Led Zeppelin album cover to being featured in the HBO hit TV series Game of Thrones.

Fénis Castle in Italy's Aosta Valley

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Travel Italy: Fénis Castle (Fenis) Aosta Valley. 4K

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Fénis, Italy is home to one of the most famous castles in northern Italy - the Fénis Castle. The medieval landmarks’s architecture, towers, and battlemented walls have made it a top tourist attraction in the region. Located in the mountains of far northwestern corner of the country, the Aosta Valley is an autonomous region (surrounded on the Italian side by the Piedmont region) whose people speak both Italian and French. Pilot electriclife gives us a phenomenal aerial view of the historic castle.

Bolsover Castle, English Midlands

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Bolsover Castle Via Drone

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Bolsover Castle is a very well known 12th century landmark in Derbyshire in England's East Midlands region.  It was nearly destroyed in the 14th century, rebuilt early in the 17th century, changed ownership after the English Civil War, and fell back into a semi-ruined state.  A Grade 1 Listed Building, Bolsover was voted as one of England's top 10 castles in a recent survey conducted by English Heritage.  Leeshovervision flew a drone over the famous structure to create this beautiful bird's eye view.  

Pernštejn Castle, Czech Republic

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Czech - Gothic castle Pernštejn DJI Spark Drone

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Contributor Mikin used a DJI Spark drone to create this aerial tour of one of the most well known castles in the Czech Republic.  Pernštejn is built on a giant rock overlooking the village of Nedvědice in the country's South Moravia region.  The castle occupies an important strategic position relative to to rivers which run through the area.  Built in the Gothic style in the 13th century, it's known as the "Marble Castle" for the stone which frames its windows and doors.

Albania's Krujë Castle

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AMAZING aerial video Kruja Castle - DronAlb

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Contributor Dronalb used a DJI drone to create this beautiful view of one of the more significant cultural landmarks in Albania.  Krujë Castle lies in a town of the same name in the north central part of the country, a short distance due north from the capital city Tirana.  The castle played a key role during an early struggle by Albanian rebels against Ottoman rule.  It's considered one of the most important cultural treasures in this Southeast European country, and one of its biggest tourist destinations. 

Slovakia's Cachtice Castle

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Čachtický Castle

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Contributor Pavol Turčani created this stunning drone video of one of the most well known castles in Slovakia. Čachtice Castle is situated in the northwestern Trenčín Region.  The 13th century castle derives its fame in part from its association with a Hungarian noblewoman named Elizabeth Báthory, who was accused of murdering dozens (perhaps hundreds) of people in the castle around the turn of the 16th century.  The castle was used to film the opening scene of Dragonheart (1996) starring Dennis Quaid.  

Japan's Matsumoto Castle

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Matsumoto Castle

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Top contributor Fujibara Films created this short but amazing drone video of one of the most famous castles in Japan.  Matsumoto Castle is situated in the Nagano Prefecture, a short distance north of Tokyo in the island of Honshu.  Known as the Crow Castle for its black exterior, it's considered one of the country's top three castles, along with Kumamato and Himeji Castles.  Completed in the late 1500's, Matsumoto Castle was the seat of the Matsumoto Domain during the Takagawa Shogunate.  

Muiden Castle, Netherlands

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Muiderslot castle, Amsterdam Netherlands!

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Muiden (Muiderslot) is the location of one of the most important castles in the Netherlands. It's situated on the Vecht River east of Amsterdam, at the river's mouth on what used to be the Zuidersee but which is now the enclosed Lake IJsselmeer.  The castle was built in the 14th century.   During the 17th century, Muiden became a gathering spot for many of the leading lights of the Dutch Renaissance, then fell into disuse in the 18th century.  Check it out from above in this drone video by Peter van Haastrecht. 

Bezděz: Czech Castle

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CASTLE BEZDĚZ 4K CZECH REPUBLIC

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Bezdez Castle is one of the great Gothic castles of Bohemia in the Czech Republic.  It's situated on a hilltop near the town of  Česká Lípa in the northern part of the region.  Built in the 13th century, it was one of the dominant castles in Bohemia for a time.  During the Thirty Years War, it fell into the hands of the Habsburgs, was converted into a monastery for a time, and subsequently abandoned.  In this drone video, contributor MDM Drone Studio takes us for an aerial tour of this epic landmark.

Moszna Castle, Poland

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Moszna Castle by Drone, Poland

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Check out this beautiful drone video of one of the most famous castles in Poland, compliments of contributor Mawefo.  Moszna Castle is located near an eponymously named village in the southwestern part of the country.  The area is part of a historical region called Upper Silesia, which covers parts of modern-day Poland and a corner of the Czech Republic.  Moszna Castle is a Baroque design which dates to the 17th century.  Partially destroyed by fire in 1896, it was largely restored to its original state.

Austria's Dürnstein Castle

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Ruined Castle Dürnstein

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Some of the most beautiful stretches of the Danube River are in the Wachau Valley in northwestern Austria.  In this drone video by ClearSky, you'll get a bird's eye view of Dürnstein Castle, one of the most well-known landmarks in this fabled region.    Built in the early 12th century, the castle was used to imprison King Richard I (the Lionheart) of England when he was returning from leading the Third Crusade.  Dürnstein has been in a semi-ruined state since being ransacked by Swedish troops during the Thiry Years War.  

Gaillard Castle, Normandy, France

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Bird's Eye Views of Château Gaillard, Normandy

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Here's a bird's eye view of one of the most famous castles in northern France, compliments of drone malin.  Gaillard Castle (Château Gaillard) is located about 95 km (around 60 mi.) northwest of Paris in the Normandy region.  Overlooking the Seine River, it was built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries on the direction of Richard the Lionheart, who was both King of England and the Duke of Normandy.  A key battleground during the Hundred Years War, it fell into a semi-ruined state around 1600.  

Turkey's Zilkale Castle

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A Castle Among Clouds and Mist

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