These 9 US Castles Are Straight Out of a Fairy Tale
You can find Tuscan castellos and French châteaux right here in America.
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When a trip to Europe just isn’t feasible, there are real-life fairy tales that await at castles in the U.S. You don’t have to cross the pond to step back into the Middle Ages. Despite our country’s severe lack of kings and queens, there are still scores of picture-perfect castles—built by America’s own millionaires and magnates—to explore, some of which are just a short drive away. Sure, they may not date back to medieval times, but with their turreted facades, great halls, and romantic throne rooms, you’d never know the difference. Here are our top picks of the best fortresses, palaces, and châteaux across the U.S.