At Wyld Family Travel we love castles.
We seek out castles anywhere we are travelling. Maybe it is because in Australia where we live there are no castles. Even though e were colonised by Europeans no one built a castle in a castle in Australia. There is something hauntingly beautiful about Castles, Palaces and Fortifications. For some, it’s the location of them, Castelo St George in Lisbon springs to mind. For some, it is the romanticism connected to them such as Neuschwanstein in Germany and others it is just the sheer size such as Schonbrunn in Vienna.
Visiting castles is like walking in History. Walking in the footsteps of many famous people such as King Edward 1st who built the great castles of North Wales in the 12th Century, Frederik the great who built The Sanssouci in Potsdam Germany and Prague Castle which was home to The Holy Roman Emperors.
It is not just the adult Wyld’s who love visiting castles. Our children are also taken by the experience, sometimes for different reasons than their parents. A ride on a Horse and cart through the forest at Herrenchimsee Palace in Bavaria, Exploring the cave that contains the Dragon Den at Wawel Castle in Krakow and counting the hundreds of steps at Oravsky Hrad in Slovakia.
Join us on our Journey through some of the great castles, palaces and fortifications of Europe. We have walked, explored, photographed and written about sites from Finland in the North to Portugal in the South, From Wales in the west to Poland in the east.
Index of Castle, Palace, Fortification Articles
4: Herrenchiemsee Palace 8.Munich Residenz – coming soon
Wales: France Finland
3: Conwy Castle
Spain Collaborative Articles
1. Segovia Alcazar – coming soon 1.top 5 castles for family travel
2. Royal palace of Madrid – coming soon
3. Alhambra Granada – coming soon
The place on the very top of my bucket list was The Tower of London. I love history, reading about it and watching documentaries on it. Every time you watch something you learn something new something even more fascinating that happened in what seems like forever ago....read more
Our Lady of the Rocks is one of 2 small islands that sits in the UNESCO World Heritage Kotor bay on the coast of Montenegro. The island is one the most famous sights in the Bay of Kotor area and on our visit we got to see why. Anyone who has seen a picture of Kotor...read more
We met our guide Danijela in front of the Hilton hotel garage just outside the Dubrovnik Old Town. It was a short walk from The Peti Apartment we were staying in. We stood across from each other for a little while with our guide Danijela thinking is that the family I...read more
This week's guest post comes from Shobha George who writes at the fantastic Just Go Places website. Shobha along with her husband and two kids enjoy travelling as much as possible. Shobha and her family are based in London England. Hohensalzburg Castle perches on a...read more
Our good friend Marta guests posts this week on Wyld Family Travel. Marta and her family live in Dublin Ireland. Marta showcases her travels at her ever popular website Learning Escapes. Ireland is famous for many things cliffs plunging into the ocean, literature,...read more
Before visiting the Alhambra I did not know too much about it. I was aware that it was a must see destination in Granada and I roughly knew that it was a Moorish Castle that had some sort of ties to the famous English Queen Katherine of Aragon. What I did not know was...read more
On our way from Poland to Poland, (I can hear you say what?!) we stopped at Oravsky Hrad. You see we were headed from Zakopane in Poland to Wisla in Poland. The quickest way was to dip into Slovakia for part of the journey then back into Poland. Don't you just...read more
Location: Above Hechingen and Bisingen in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany Attraction: Burg Hohenzollern (Hohenzollern Castle Germany) The Hohenzollern Castle Germany sits at 855 meters (2,805 ft) on Burg Hohenzollern and the castle takes it name from the...read more
I must be honest here I did not do much research into our stay in Lisbon. I had listened to what Mark had to say about the city and he is normally pretty well on the ball when it comes to things that we will both like to visit. For complete opposites, we love the same...read more